Feet in 2 Worlds’ Immigration News Picks: June 4, 2012


Afternoon reading. (Photo: NS Newsflash/flickr)

Here are Feet In 2 Worlds’ news picks for today.

Latina Lista: The Browning of America Doesn’t Hold Up in Losing Job Market

Marisa Treviño reports on new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers showing a rise in unemployment among Latinos, and examines their significance in terms of the 2012 election.

Voices of NY: Voices in Focus: Parades to Plan For

A run-down of the various ethnic and community parades scheduled throughout New York City in the coming months, as reported by various ethnic press organizations.

DNAInfo: Celebrate Israel Parade Allows Openly LGBT Marchers For First Time

The Celebrate Israel Parade made its way up Fifth Avenue on Sunday, and for the first time LGBT marchers were allowed to take part.

The Huffington Post: To Create Jobs, Fix Immigration

In an editorial, Ali Noorani of the National Immigration Forum argues that changes in immigration policy can help increase economic output in the U.S.

Bushwick Daily: Gentrification and a Gypsy Cab

A video profile of Modesto Jimenez, a Dominican cab driver and poet who finds himself caught between the younger artists riding the wave of gentrification in Bushwick and the established ethnic community already in the neighborhood.

Voices of NY: After Violent Incidents in Sunset Park, a Chinese Guide to Dealing With Police

Voices of NY provides a translation of a piece from the Sing Tao Daily advising Chinese residents of Sunset Park on how to handle confrontations with the police.

Brooklyn Paper: Former Continental bar will become apartment instead of a restaurant

The Brooklyn Paper reports on scrubbed plans for a Hungarian restaurant in Greenpoint due to strong community opposition.

The Immigrant Magazine: USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new system to help immigrants apply for benefits. This article includes a link to an online tour of the new system.

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AboutJustin Mitchell
Justin Mitchell was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 with a degree in theater, and worked as an ESL teacher in the Czech Republic, Cambodia, and Korea. He is now a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in international journalism. Follow him on Twitter @mittinjuschell.