Immigrants are a major force in New York’s economy. Meet some of the business owners and workers that contribute to the city’s economic vitality.
Some Polish Americans are concerned about how they will be portrayed in the upcoming reality TV show. But the show’s producer says he wants to “emphasize the positive.”
A Polish immigrant was the victim of the only homicide reported on September 11, 2001. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska produced a radio story about Henryk Siwiak for our partner, WNYC Radio.
In this episode of the Feet in Two Worlds podcast three immigrant journalists from New York discuss the changes they have witnessed over the past decade since the 9/11 attacks, including the impact of new security laws and policies, the stalemate over immigration reform and the stagnant economy.
New York’s office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is actively working with immigrant groups to expedite the citizenship process and calm fears about immigration enforcement.
“If you’re really married you have nothing to fear” – Barbara Felska, an immigration services officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Stokes unit.
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.
In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.