New York Poles Returning to Poland
Thursday, September 18, 2008
New York, NY —
The troubling economic times here are making some immigrants think about going home. Nineteen years after the collapse of communism and four years after joining the European Union, Poland is booming and young Poles in the United States want to profit from these changes.
They're following the example of Irish immigrants who have been lured home by the Irish economic miracle. For undocumented immigrants the decision to return is sped up by anti-immigrant sentiment that is forcing out foreign workers from many parts of the world. As part of our occasional series, Feet in Two Worlds, Ewa Kern-Yendrahofska, of the Polish Daily News has this report.
Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, telling the stories of today's immigrants.