he number of adult immigrants holding a job has grown by more than 2 million since 2000, according to a study released by a group that favors stricter immigration controls, Center for Immigration Studies. The study also found that occupations with some of the highest unemployment rates among U.S.-born citizens tended to be in job sectors such as construction that had the largest influx of recent immigrants.(Associated Press)

Applications for the 2006 lottery visa, officially known as the Diversity Visa Lottery, will be accepted electronically on a State Department Web site, from Nov. 5 through Jan. 7. Last year nearly 6 million applicants competed for a chance to apply for 50,000 immigrant visas. (NY Times)

Sophia Kwok, an immigrant from Hong Kong, was sworn in last month as the first Asian to attain the rank of chief at the New York Fire Department. Her new job will put her in charge of Brooklyn's busiest ambulance crews. (Daily News)

In this November edition of The Citizen, we take a look at immigrants and the election, Muslims population in the city, Black and Korean get-togethers and complaints about fines and harassment by New York police -- articles from the Bengali, Caribbean, Chinese, Russian and Spanish-language via our partner, Voices That Must Be Heard.



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Thousands of Voters Will Be I.D.ed on November 2
From World Journal
The Board of Elections of New York City estimates that more than 16,000 first-time voters – mostly new immigrants or young people – will have to show some kind of identification before using a voting machine.

Delays at Immigration Trump Tight to Vote
From El Diario / La Prensa
Because of backlogs at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service office, some 60,000 New Yorkers who filled out their applications for citizenship will not be able to vote.

The Third Party
From El Diario / La Prensa
Some Latinos see the Working Families Party of New York as an alternative to Democrats and Republicans.

First Ever Latino Heads Jewish Immigrant Organization
From Russian Forward
New York Association for New Americans, the organization responsible for assisting hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees, has just appointed Ecuadorian Jose Valencia to its top job.

Blacks And Koreans Celebrate Unity At Harlem Park Fest
From Caribbean Life
Black and Korean celebrants came together in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park to share a cultural exchange in the form of music and dance.

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Bus Competition
From World Journal
Chinatown bus competition gets fierce as Greyhound slashes its prices.


Muslims In New York
From Muslims
Columbia University presents first study on New York City's Muslim population.

Fewer Bangladeshis come to US
From Weekly Thikana
The number of Bangladeshis coming to the United States, with both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, has decreased by 35 percent since 2001.

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Fines And Harassment
From Hoy
A small number of activists, political representatives and bar and restaurant owners protested against fines and harassment by New York police.

Office Cleaners Ask For Respect
From Hoy
A group of Latino women who work cleaning offices citywide are accusing their employers of subjecting them to discrimination, mistreatment and other abuses.


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