Immigrant Communities


After Years of Delays, Sunset Park Residents Celebrate New Waterfront Park

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Sunset Park waterfront was once a dumping ground for local industry. But now it's now home to a 23-acre park with a bicycle path, tidal ponds and sports fields. 


The Brian Lehrer Show

Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The government of the Dominican Republic has decided to revoke citizenship from those born in the country to Haitian migrants. Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, and Associate Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at UC Berkeley, Roxanna Altholz, explains what the decision will mean for the thousands of Dominican citizens of Haitian descent who are now stateless, and what led to the decision. Edward Paulino, professor of history at John Jay College and an organizer of Border of Lights, a group dedicated to Haitian-Dominican history, talks about relations between the two countries. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Hasidic Leader on Rockland School Controversy

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Last week, Brian spoke to the author of a New York Magazine article about tensions in the Ramapo school district. Rockland County legislator Aron Wieder, (District 13) and former President of the East Ramapo School Board, responds to criticisms that members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County are using their seats on the East Ramapo school board to make decisions that are in their best interest, although they do not send their children to public schools.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hasidim vs. the World in Ramapo

Friday, April 26, 2013

New York Magazine staff writer, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, talks about his article "Them and Them," exploring the tensions between the Hasidim and the immigrant community in Ramapo.

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