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DREAMers Hope To Pressure Congress With Religious Arguments

The coalition pushing for the passage of both state-level and national DREAM Acts to provide additional rights, freedoms and opportunities for young undocumented immigrants is engaging in a new course of social action this fall—faith movements.

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Filipino Same-Sex Couples Who Say ‘I Don’t’

While many Filipino same-sex couples support New York’s new marriage equality law, some are choosing not to marry–for immigration, economic, and personal reasons.

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With a Shrinking Immigrant Population, Manhattan’s Chinatown Ponders Future

Manhattan’s Chinatown lost population over the past decade. New Census figures showing the decline have added to an intense debate about the future of the historic neighborhood.

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Gay Immigrant Youth in New York Struggle With Homelessness

Adrielle Grant and Juan Valdez were kicked out of their homes when their families found out they were gay. For gay immigrant youth, poverty and lack of support from their families and immigrant communities make them particularly vulnerable to becoming – and staying – homeless.

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A Polish Paper Fights To Survive Amid Reverse Migration

In the second article in FI2W’s series on New York’s ethnic newspapers, the editor of Nowy Dziennik talks about the challenges facing the Polish-language daily as it marks its 40th year of publication.

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May Day: Immigrants Urgently Call for Reform as Arizona’s Law Looms

Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched in favor of national immigration reform and against Arizona’s new “anti-immigrant” law.

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Once a Hospital Mainstay, Filipino Immigrant Nurses Face Dwindling Job Opportunities

In NY, with a heavy concentration of Filipino nurses working in hospitals and nursing homes, 3 areas of concern weigh heavily: the recession, a shortage of visas, and a testing scandal.

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Election Day Coverage: Feet In 2 Worlds Brought You The Immigrant Vote

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Election Day, November 4, 2008. (Photo: FlickrCC/Sergiocapitano)

On Election Day, the Feet In 2 Worlds team spread out to polling places in immigrant and ethnic neighborhoods across the U.S. to report on how foreign-born voters experienced this historic day.

Our contributors covered voting in battleground states Florida and New Hampshire, as well as Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York: