New York Police Department refused to participate in
a federal deportation raid
aimed at criminal immigrants after negotiations to reduce
the scale of the operation with the feds failed in May (Nowy
Dziennik). Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was infuriated
by the Department of Homeland Security's demand that
the police devote more cops to the operation while having
to maintain 1,000 cops for its anti-terror force, reports
the Daily News.
Sayu Bhojwani resigned last month
after serving for two years as the city's
first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs in Mayor Michael
Bloomberg’s administration. She is moving to London.
Immigrants of all races live an average
of three years longer than the native born, according
to new research by the National Institutes of Health.
Researchers contribute the longevity
difference to immigrants' innate vitality and their
reluctance to embrace American drive-through lifestyles.
In this June edition of The Citizen, we
take a look at the latest federal raid,
prison abuse in Brooklyn, the Dominican election in
New York and language barriers in public schools. Articles
from the Bengali, Chinese, Polish and Spanish press,
including stories from the Independent Press Association's
"Voices That Must Be Heard."