Tag Archives: immigration

May Day: Immigrant Rights Protest-Live Blog

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .

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Reporter: Amy Yensi Today, May 1, 2010, there is a protest against the new Arizona law sb1070, starting at 12 p.m. There are protests in several other cities around the country. The New York City rallies will happen at Union Square, 14th St and Foley Square at Thomas Paine Park. The protesters feel the legislation […]

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Is it libel?

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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FOX News personality Bill O’Reilly believes Law & Order was out of order last week when a recent script for the show grouped him with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck in an unflattering way. A character on the Dec. 9 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit called the three popular commentators “a cancer […]

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U Visa: an exit from domestic violence

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Graciela Beines is a survivor. She arrived in the United States from Argentina ten years ago. She was undocumented, unmarried, had no children in the U.S. and barely spoke English. In 2002, Beines, 50, was victim of brutal domestic violence. After enduring two years with her abuser, she helped put him in jail. She moved […]

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The journey of Jose

Posted on 27. Nov, 2009 by .

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While politicians, NGOs and immigrants are debating the importance of an immigration reform, stories about foreigners trying to make a life in the U.S. are everywhere. I found one of those stories last week when I met Jose, who prefers to use his middle name because of the fear of being deported. Jose arrived in […]

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New Hope on Fulton Street

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .

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Sitting on the hood of an old Toyota Tercel, Mamadou Mouctar Bah, 43, rattled off an electric sales pitch that promised the best bargains in Brooklyn. Ladies of all ages flocked to his racks, enticed by four-for-$10 candy-striped tube tops and tanks. Encouraged by the crowds, Bah’s song continued on, in an excited flurry of […]

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The Liberian Immigration Labyrinth

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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The cyclical narrative of Liberian history is stuck in the middle of an interesting chapter. But for the actual characters in this story, frustration, stagnation and uncertainty nag them daily. Thousands of Liberian refugees in the United States who fled a 14-year civil war face the possibility of a massive forced departure when their temporary […]

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Father Jim at St. Mary's by the Sea

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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The secretary opened the door and said, “Don’t tell me you’re the pastor.” I said “I am the pastor.” She said, “I have grandchildren older than you.”

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