New Yorkers take a centrist position on immigration reform.
Tag: immigrants and the economy
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading a coalition of mayors and powerful businessmen to push for immigration reform, as a way to stimulate the U.S. economy.
Asian immigrants in New York City continue to reel from the economic recession, particularly the aftermath of the housing market collapse.
In NY, with a heavy concentration of Filipino nurses working in hospitals and nursing homes, 3 areas of concern weigh heavily: the recession, a shortage of visas, and a testing scandal.
Homeowners in Bushwick have seen home prices sink 45% in two years. Hopes for the neighborhood’s revitalization rest on the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2, but its benefits are uncertain.
After President Obama announced a $75 billion plan for homeowners in distress, shady companies started offering Bushwick residents help with their mortgage modifications… for a fee.
Subprime loans and costly refinancing proliferated in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Bushwick before the housing crisis. Now area families face the consequences.
The good days have returned for Brazilian immigrant Claudete Alcântara. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Everett Literacy Program has reopened its English classes and she is one of 54 students who have now returned to school.