Author: Sarah Kate Kramer

Bio: Sarah Kate Kramer first got hooked on collecting stories as a StoryCorps facilitator, then traveled the world with a microphone for a few years before settling down in her hometown of New York City. From 2010-2012 she was the editor of Feet in 2 Worlds and a freelance reporter for WNYC Radio, where she created “Niche Market,” a weekly segment that profiled specialty stores in New York. Sarah is now a producer at Radio Diaries, a non-profit that produces documentaries for NPR and other public radio outlets.


House Panel Looks to Expand Program to Identify Undocumented Immigrant Workers

Posted on: 11 Feb 2011

The chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee wants to expand E-Verify, an online system for checking workers’ immigration status. But business leaders are taking a cautious approach.

New York’s Top 10 Immigration Priorities

Posted on: 07 Feb 2011

New York’s immigrant advocates announced their legislative priorities for the year. At the top of the list are ensuring language access to state government services and ending the state’s participation in the U.S. Secure Communities program.

New Card Reduces Cost of Drugs, May Cut Health Care Costs for Immigrants in NY

Posted on: 03 Feb 2011

NYCRx, a nonprofit organization in New York City began distributing free discount prescription cards this week for uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers.

Egyptian Immigrants Join Calls for Mubarak to Resign Immediately

Posted on: 02 Feb 2011

On Twitter, blogs, Facebook and other media, the Egyptian diaspora is afire with words of solidarity with the protesters, calls for Mubarak to resign immediately and anger towards what they view as misrepresentation by the Western media.

Egyptian Immigrants In Solidarity With Revolution

Posted on: 01 Feb 2011

Egyptian Americans are jubilant about the uprising in their homeland, but anxious about what will come next.

In State of the Union, President Obama Asks Congress to Face Immigration Issues

Posted on: 26 Jan 2011

Just as supporters of immigration reform were losing hope, the president said he wants to take on “once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration.”

Bloomberg Promises Help For Immigrants

Posted on: 24 Jan 2011

New York’s Mayor promised in his State of the City address to create a new program to help immigrant entrepreneurs open small businesses. The program’s details are still being worked out.

U.S. Issues New Rules for Temporary Immigrant Workers

Posted on: 21 Jan 2011

Under the Department of Labor’s new rules, many employers will be required to increase pay for their workers who are in the U.S. on H-2B visas. But there’s disagreement over whether that’s a good idea.

State and Local Proposals to Regulate Immigration on the Rise

Posted on: 13 Jan 2011

A lack of federal action on immigration reform has created a vacuum which state legislators are rushing to fill. If the first two weeks are any indication, 2011 is going to be a headline-grabbing year for immigration.

New Head of Immigration Subcommittee No Friend of Immigration, Say Advocates

Posted on: 12 Jan 2011

California Congressman Elton Gallegly is a surprise choice to head the committee.