New York’s Hispanic community became significantly more diverse over the last decade. Yet when you take a look at Hispanic representation in the city’s political landscape, it would seem that Puerto Ricans have the job of speaking for all.
Andrew Silverstein, Co-Founder of Streetwise New York Tours, criticizes legislation sponsored by Republican New York City Councilmen Peter Koo and Dan Halloran that would mandate store signs across the city to be at least 60 percent in English.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the federal program intended to deport serious criminals is not meeting its goal, and is undermining law enforcement in the state.
In February, President Obama declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But the administration’s DOMA policy is still evolving, and one of the key testing grounds involves cases of same-sex immigrant couples where one of the partners faces deportation.
New York’s diverse South Asian immigrant communities experienced rapid, expansive growth over the last decade. But political representation has lagged behind. Fi2W blog editor Sarah Kate Kramer discussed the issue on WNYC’s The Takeaway.
New York’s office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is actively working with immigrant groups to expedite the citizenship process and calm fears about immigration enforcement.
Manhattan’s Chinatown lost population over the past decade. New Census figures showing the decline have added to an intense debate about the future of the historic neighborhood.
A violent confrontation at a Sikh place of worship in Richmond Hills, Queens brings back painful memories for Indian Express editor Sujeet Rajan. Here, for the first time, he writes about witnessing anti-Sikh violence in his native country.
At a redistricting forum in Queens, community leaders gathered to discuss how new districts could present an opportunity for the Asian American community to grow as a political force.
A judge has postponed Monica Alcota’s deportation in light of President Obama’s decision to consider the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. But her case is far from settled. Feet in Two Worlds’ Von Diaz sat down with Alcota and her partner Cristina Ojeda to talk about their situation.