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The Citizen

Mar 21, 2009

Photo (cc) Lissame More than half of all New York City public school students are immigrants or the children of immigrants, and one out of four is not a native English


The Citizen

Feb 23, 2009

Photo (cc) megapickle Chinese New Year was one of the few bright moments in this season's economic gloom. The appointment of upstate U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat


The Citizen

Jan 21, 2009

Photo (cc) niznoz As Barack Obama assumes office, New York immigrants have lost jobs and seen their incomes drop. With the recession reverberating throughout the economy, immigrants have reduced the amount


Delivering Better Pay

Dec 08, 2008

  Image from Manhattan Neighborhood Network Students protest outside of Saigon Grill on University Place, May 4, 2007. Republic, a popular restaurant that serves Asian noodle by Union Square, is not your typical


The Citizen

Dec 08, 2008

  Left Photo (cc) Richard Rodriguez, Right photo (cc) achang999 New York's immigrant communities greeted the election of Sen. Barack Obama as president with a mix of elation, anticipation and curiosity. The


Advancing Rights

Dec 01, 2008

  With the election of Barack Obama as president and increased Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, civil liberties groups are chomping at the bit to restore constitutional rights compromised


Immigrants Confront the Recession

Nov 03, 2008

Photo (cc) Joel Mann Fong Oi Kan wishes that she only worked five days a week. But in the midst of the worst economy in decades, she said she has to


The Citizen

Sep 29, 2008

  With candidates already campaigning for the 2009 municipal elections, some residents who are not citizens want to play a more active role. This week, we report on the latest effort


A New Push to Let Non-Citizens Vote

Sep 29, 2008

Photo Jean Marc Grambert / ivotenyc.org. Earlier this month, dozens of protesters, many wearing facemasks emblazoned with the word "Voiceless," gathered on the steps of City Hall. Organized by the New