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Immigrant Voices

How immigrants in America view their experiences amid national debates on immigration. For more information on Immigrant Voices, contact Elena Shore at eshore [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Recycling Waste and Redeeming Lives

New America Media, News Feature, Justine Drennan, Jul 15, 2009

Where most companies might turn away young men with criminal records, Richard Valle hires them at his recycling center in Union City, Calif., hoping to turn their lives around. For his work, Valle recently won a James Irvine Foundation leadership award.

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Filipino Veterans Kept Waiting For Lump Sum Payment

Balitang America - The Filipino Channel, News Report, Henni Espinosa, Jul 13, 2009

After 63 years of waiting for their benefits, Filipino World War II veterans say they are being made to wait again, this time for their lump sum payments.

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My Teacher, My Friend

New America Media/America.gov, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Jul 05, 2009

Remembering a teacher who opened the door for a Vietnamese refugee in his classroom.

Polish Elders 'Keep Things Happening' to Stay Vital

Nowy Dziennik Polish Daily News, News Feature, Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Jul 02, 2009

Life for immigrants can be increasingly lonely as the reach their golden years. Thats why civic engagement in community activities can be link to health and vitality for them.

My Iranian Cousin and I ' Try to Have Hope'

New America Media, Commentary, Persis M. Karim, Jun 26, 2009

Iranian-American writer Persis M. Karim watches events unfolding in Iran and recalls many other points in her life when Iran's political upheavals were an inescapable reality for her family here and there.

Time for Immigration Reform is Now

Staff, Jun 25, 2009

New America Media and its ethnic media partners join their editorial voices in calling for reform to the nation's immigration policy in this editorial, published by news outlets across the country to bring attention to the urgency of the issue.

Crisis Drives Day Laborers Back to School

El Tiempo Latino, News Report, Milagros Melndez-Vela, Translated by Elena Shore, Jun 14, 2009

In Maryland, 36 day laborers are graduating from community programs that they hope will give them a leg up in the job market.

Gay Filipino Wins Asylum Case in Historic Decision

Philippine News, News Report, John Patrick Torres, Jun 13, 2009

A California-based immigration judge granted the asylum application of a 43-year-old gay man from the Philippines, preventing him from being deported from the United States.

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Recession Turns Homes into Classrooms

New America Media, News Feature, Vivian Po, May 23, 2009

Unemployment and long wait lists for preschool are prompting some Chinese parents, whove traditionally valued education, to turn to a new way to teach and care for their toddlers preschool at home.

What Am I Without My Leg?

New America Media, Video, Josue Rojas, May 18, 2009

Eglis was debilitated when an uninsured motorist crushed her leg. Now she is caught between the health care and immigration systems, unable to work.

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