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Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. A project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, FI2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Sirus Fund, and WNYC. Its work for WNYC comprises occasional radio features, political coverage for our blog It’s a Free Country, podcasts and a new web series called Food in Two Worlds.

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DREAMers No Longer of One Mind on Immigration Reform

Friday, June 27, 2014

After years of impasse on national and local immigration reform, young activists in the once-monolithic movement are questioning its core goals.

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Fleeing Syria: Caught Between the Immigration System and Reuniting a Family

Monday, April 01, 2013

It’s been two years since the uprising in Syria began. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country. One woman finds herself back in New York, caught at the intersection between the U.S. immigration system, war refugees and the conflict in Syria. 

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DREAMers Celebrate Obama Immigration Announcement

Friday, June 15, 2012

The announcement was greeted with jubilation by the immigration activist community in New York City.

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Conservative or Liberal, Latino Youth are 'Meh' on 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress’ inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.

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Kitchen Door Opens to Haitian Men

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just 10 years ago, few Haitian males who thought it was acceptable for a man to cook. Most went from being fed by their mothers to being fed by their wives. But for some, moving to the US shook up the traditional structure.

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Immigration Policy Shift for Transgendered Community

Monday, April 16, 2012

Immigration officials will now issue immigration documents which reflect an individual’s gender identity, so long as they present “an amended birth certificate, passport, or court order recognizing their new gender," is welcome news for the transgender community and its allies.

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Many West Africans in NY Dial Up Their Favorite Radio Shows

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Souleymane Diallo is one of the hundreds of West African immigrants in the U.S. who use free conference-call services — like those used in office meetings — to host free radio shows that can be dialed into from anywhere in the country.

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Irish Immigration Bill Raises Questions in Latino, Asian Communities

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown's bill would qualify Ireland for the E-3 visa program, but America’s sordid history of excluding, and at times oppressing, non-European immigrants has left a bad taste in the mouths of ethnic minorities.

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AZ Students Walk Out Over Mexican-American Studies Ban

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

For the past weeks Quevedo and other students have protested what they believe is an arbitrary ban to their education via walkouts.

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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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Features

Discover Gems in New York City's Chinatowns

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Listen to the next episode of the Food in Two Worlds podcast for a special Year of the Dragon culinary tour.

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Ban on Foreign Money Upheld, but Immigrants Find Other Ways to Help Campaigns

Friday, January 13, 2012

The outcome of November’s elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well. For that reason, some foreign-born individuals are doing what they can to get the candidate they believe has their best interest in mind elected.

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Battling Economic Woes at Home, Greeks Look to NY for New Prospects

Friday, January 06, 2012

With Greece’s economy reeling and its unemployment rate about 18 percent, some Greeks are trying their luck in the U.S. — especially true in the stronghold of Astoria, Queens, where Greek stores, restaurants and travel agencies dot Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street.

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Payroll Tax Standoff Alienates Latino Voters from GOP

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Among the millions who will have less money to survive on are Latinos and other immigrants who are here legally or are naturalized citizens.

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Romney on Immigration: Hardliner, Not Flip-Flopper

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been accused of flip-flopping on issues, chief among them immigration. But has his stance on immigration really shifted that much?

Finger-pointers wonder how Romney has the chutzpah to accuse Gingrich of being soft on immigration, claiming the former Speaker was opening “a new doorway ...

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Can Newt Gingrich Emulate George W. Bush's Success With Latinos?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Would Latinos in Florida, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada who voted for President George W. Bush in 2004 vote for Gingrich?

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Features

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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Could Sheriff Arpaio’s Endorsement Hurt Rick Perry?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An endorsement from "America’s Toughest Sheriff" may not be worth as much as it used to in the past.

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Gingrich’s Immigration Stance: Heart or Calculated Gambit?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Newt Gingrich’s comments on immigration during Tuesday’s CNN debate sparked a maelstrom. He suggested that some immigrant families, including those with members who are in the country without papers, should not be broken up.

“I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is ...

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DHS Deportation Guides Leave Questions for Gay Binationals

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.

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