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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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Family, Work and Progress -- Latina Immigrants Speak

New America Media, Video, Josue Rojas, May 15, 2009

Women are the backbone of the Latino community and immigrant women -- documented and undocumented -- hold their families together through faith, fierceness and a work ethic with an emphasis on the future. New America Media released a poll, Women Immigrants: Stewards of the 21st Century, documenting the thoughts, struggles and triumphs of immigrant women in America.

Grassroots Immigrant Marchers Defy the Odds

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev, May 02, 2009

The May Day immigrant rights march might have been small in size compared to the one in 2006, but for the first time since these annual marches have been happening, the face of a U.S. president was on signs carried by the marchers, clearly indicating that they believe he can bring about immigration reform.

Scenes of Life: Migrants at Play, Home and in the Fields

New America Media, Photo feature, text and photos by David Bacon, May 02, 2009

May Day honors the contributions of workers around the world, including migrants who cross borders in the name of livelihood. Photojournalist David Bacon captures scenes from the lives of Oaxacan migrants in Hollister, Calif. dancing, living and working in the fields.

However Modest, May Day Rally Showcases Immigrants' Reawakening

New America Media, News Report, Marcelo Ballv, May 01, 2009

Though lacking the crowds that marked the immigration marches of 2006, a grassroots Long Island rally today calling for immigration reform sent out a powerful message, best embodied in the sign carried by a little boy, "I want my mother back."

Hmong in Alaska

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Apr 06, 2009

As unemployment rises in Californias Central Valley, some Hmong are forced to choose between staying with their clan and leaving to find work. Oklahoma, Tennessee, even Alaska are new destination points. Traduccin al espaol

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Immigrant Voices Heard Outside Obama's Second Town Hall Meeting

New America Media, News Report, Kenneth Kim, Mar 20, 2009

Worried that he has allowed immigration reform to fall below his radar, about 200 immigrants participated in a rally outside the school before and during the second town hall meeting President Obama held during his visit to the Southland earlier this week.

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AIGs Minority Racket

Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Mar 18, 2009

AIG ignited a national firestorm of rage when it shelled out at least $165 million in bonuses to its executives. But what has gotten almost no attention is the role the company played in the subprime loan racket a racket that hurt tens of thousands of black and Latino would-be homeowners.

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Filipino War Veterans, Supporters Eye Next Moves

Balitang America/ABS-CBN News, Video, Rodney J. Jaleco, North America News Bureau, Feb 21, 2009

While some Filipino WWII veterans and advocates in Washington D.C. celebrated their lump sum payments included in the economic stimulus bill, many of them are now gearing up for new battles: family reunification via immigration reform and better health care access.

Bring Our Stories To the Oval Office

New America Media, Video, Reporter & Producer: Odette Keeley / Videographer & Editor: Min Lee, Feb 16, 2009

During Pres. Obamas inauguration on Jan. 20, some ethnic media and international journalists saw a unique connection with Americas new commander-in-chief.


A Letter From Immigration Detention

Commentary, New America Media, Jan 30, 2009

The death of a German-born immigrant in a detention center in Virginia has again put the spotlight on detention conditions. A Spanish language newspaper printed this letter from an immigrant in the same detention center.

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