Author: Sarah Kate Kramer

Bio: Sarah Kate Kramer first got hooked on collecting stories as a StoryCorps facilitator, then traveled the world with a microphone for a few years before settling down in her hometown of New York City. From 2010-2012 she was the editor of Feet in 2 Worlds and a freelance reporter for WNYC Radio, where she created “Niche Market,” a weekly segment that profiled specialty stores in New York. Sarah is now a producer at Radio Diaries, a non-profit that produces documentaries for NPR and other public radio outlets.


Gov. Rick Perry’s Record on Immigration – Can He Appeal to Latino Voters & the Tea Party?

Posted on: 16 Aug 2011

The newest GOP presidential candidate has already been criticized by Republican immigration hard-liners for his policies in Texas, where Hispanics make up 38 percent of the population.

Congressional Hearing Today on Bill to Curtail Obama Administration Immigration Powers

Posted on: 26 Jul 2011

The HALT Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas takes aim at the Obama administration’s executive powers to grant waivers allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S.

Map: Political Representation Lags Between Dominican, Puerto Rican Demographic Shifts

Posted on: 19 Jul 2011

New York’s Hispanic community became significantly more diverse over the last decade. Yet when you take a look at Hispanic representation in the city’s political landscape, it would seem that Puerto Ricans have the job of speaking for all.

Connecticut Poised to Allow Undocumented Immigrants In-State Tuition

Posted on: 26 May 2011

Gov. Dan Malloy said he would sign a bill allowing undocumented youth attending Connecticut’s public colleges and universities to pay in-state tuition rates.

New York Has No South Asian Elected Officials. Why?

Posted on: 24 May 2011

New York’s diverse South Asian immigrant communities experienced rapid, expansive growth over the last decade. But political representation has lagged behind. Fi2W blog editor Sarah Kate Kramer discussed the issue on WNYC’s The Takeaway.

DREAM Act Re-introduced in the Senate

Posted on: 12 May 2011

A day after President Obama’s immigration speech, 33 members of the U.S. Senate re-introduced the bill that would provide a path to legal status for young, undocumented immigrants.

Obama’s Speech on Immigration Intended for Many Audiences

Posted on: 11 May 2011

The President addressed both supporters and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), as well as business owners and immigrants. In his speech, Mr. Obama asserted that CIR is a bipartisan issue.

More Than 6.6 Million Latinos Voted in the 2010 Elections

Posted on: 27 Apr 2011

Latinos represented 6.9 percent of all voters, a record for a midterm election. But their participation in elections still lags behind the population as a whole.

Critics on Both Sides Dismiss White House Immigration Conference

Posted on: 21 Apr 2011

Perhaps the most notable absence at Tuesday’s meeting with President Obama was immigration reform champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

Obama’s Record on Immigration – Two Years In

Posted on: 13 Apr 2011

According to a new report from the Immigration Policy Center the Obama administration scaled up its enforcement efforts to mollify critics in Congress.