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.


Counties in New York Activate Secure Communities

Posted on: 11 Jan 2011

Despite efforts to have New York drop out of the federal fingerprint sharing program aimed at identifying undocumented immigrants with criminal records, two New York counties have joined the program.

Looking Back: Immigration Reform’s Journey in 2010

Posted on: 28 Dec 2010

Despite early hopes for reform, the year was marked by the enactment of Arizona’s tough new immigration law and the defeat of the DREAM Act.

Hispanics Lead Population Growth in South and West, Leading to Congressional Seats

Posted on: 23 Dec 2010

The first round of data from the 2010 Census has been released, and it shows that immigrants, particularly Hispanics, were responsible for much of the population growth over the last decade.

DREAM Act Fails to Advance in Senate

Posted on: 18 Dec 2010

Immigrant activists joined President Obama in expressing “incredible disappointment” at the failure of the bill that would have provided a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants.

Vote on DREAM Act Scheduled for Saturday

Posted on: 17 Dec 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has cleared the way for what’s likely to be the DREAM Act’s last chance in the lame duck session of Congress.

La Antorcha Guadalupana – Mexican Immigrants Celebrate a Cross-Border Tradition

Posted on: 13 Dec 2010

To celebrate the feast day of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and spiritually unite families, a torch was carried on a 72-day journey from Mexico City to New York City.

House Passes DREAM Act, Senate Tables It

Posted on: 09 Dec 2010

After passing in the House, Senate Democrats made a strategic decision to postpone a vote on the measure that would offer a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants.

Hispanic Group Asks Cuomo to Implement a “Latino Agenda”

Posted on: 07 Dec 2010

The Latino Society of New York wants Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo to appoint Latinos to key positions in his new administration. The announcement of the proposed “Latino Agenda” cost one long-time Assembly aide his job.

New Version of DREAM Act Introduced in the Senate (Round 5)

Posted on: 03 Dec 2010

The latest version of the DREAM Act incorporates changes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes will win over a few GOP senators. But the move could be derailed by the standoff over extending Bush-era tax cuts.

Immigration Questions? MPI Has Answers.

Posted on: 01 Dec 2010

The Migration Policy Institute has just released a remarkably useful set of graphs and data sets for visualizing U.S. immigration trends.