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Greenmarket Sellers Bring 'Mother' Country Tastes to Union Square

Monday, July 30, 2012

Whether you're looking for Jersey tomatoes, apples from upstate New York, or fresh fish caught off Long Island, you'll find it at the Union Square Greenmarket, the center of New York's regional food scene. And chances are the person selling you the food is an immigrant.

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What’s In a Name? “Illegal” vs. “Undocumented”

Monday, April 30, 2012

Many immigrant advocates argue that “illegal immigrant” is an offensive and inaccurate label for people who reside in the U.S. without legal documents authorizing their presence.

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Food in Two Worlds: Treats Truck Offers Passover Goodies

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Kim Ima’s Treats Truck offers sweets that are "kosher" for Passover not just once a year, but all year-round. Try a recipe for the Apple Passover Cake that has become a foundation of her Treats Truck here.

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Nutritionists Cater Healthy Eating Programs to Immigrants

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Listen to the latest Food in Two Worlds podcast to learn about the latest efforts to encourage immigrant communities in New York City to eat healthier.

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Opinion: Goodbye Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Hello Incrementalism

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 

President Obama’s State of the Union was largely a “dream” speech. The chances of comprehensive immigration reform happening is practically nil.

 

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Eyes on Marco Rubio as GOP Field Pivots to Florida

Monday, January 23, 2012

As eyes turn from South Carolina to Florida for the GOP primaries, one Republican Senator who isn't even running for president is sharing the spotlight with the Republican presidential candidates.

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Asian American Political Aspirations Shaken By Liu Scandal

Thursday, January 19, 2012

An ongoing FBI investigation into campaign donations to New York City Comptroller John Liu has caused a reassessment of his candidacy for mayor among his strongest supporters.

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Is 2011 a Turning Point for the Immigration Battle?

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 will be recorded as a turning point in the battle between conservative politicians in Arizona who supported laws like  SB 1070 a law that made it a state crime for a person to be an undocumented immigrant in Arizona – and the pro-immigrant rights groups that stood in opposition.

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Podcast: Pakistani Immigrants Seek to Rebuild Relationship Between Countries

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pakistani immigrants are keenly aware of the dangers posed by the latest crisis in U.S.-Pakistan relations. Ever since the November 26 NATO airstrike that killed at least 25 Pakistani soldiers near the border with Afghanistan, the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan has been on a downward spiral.

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How Chef Zarela Martinez Brought Mexican Cuisine to New York

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In this Food in Two Worlds podcast, Von Diaz reports on how Chef Zarela Martinez brought sophisticated Mexican cuisine to New York. Also, Mariana Suarez, of Gourmet Latino, weighs in on the challenges facing today's Latino chefs. Listen to the podcast here and try Martinez's recipe for Chiles en Nogada.

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Latinos Support Health Care Reform, But Not Mandate

Friday, October 14, 2011

Latino voters have a complicated relationship with the health care reform law approved in March 2010. On the one hand, they support the majority of its provisions and oppose its repeal. But just like other voters, they are against the clause that will force them to purchase coverage, the so-called mandate.

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Working to Turn Out Asian Americans Voters

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

With help from voter associations, Asian Americans are becoming one of the rising forces in New York City politics.  Each election year, more Asian Americans are voting, and more are getting elected.

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Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.

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Gillibrand Trying to Brand Herself As Pro-Immigrant Candidate

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was named U.S. senator for New York in 2009, to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, some immigrant advocates (and the editorial board of El Diario) decried the appointment, pointing to her historically conservative record on immigration issues. El Diario went as far as to publish a cover story on Gillibrand with the headline, "Anti Inmigrante."

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Half Polish & Catholic: AG Candidate Wants NY Polish Community to Know His Background

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dan Donovan, 53, the Republican candidate for New York attorney general, may have an Irish last name, but according to his 84-year-old mother he looks Polish and his gray eyes and pale complexion are a proof of his ancestry. Mrs. Donovan’s maiden name is ‘Bolewicz’ and she is the third generation in a Polish-American family that settled on Staten Island. Today there is a growing Polish-American community in the borough and Donovan hopes for its support in November.

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