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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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California's Indian Elderly Pin Hopes on Obama

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Oct 31, 2008

Indian American seniors at a Cupertino, California center talk about their hopes for a new administration in Washington, DC, under Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama.


Why Little Saigon and Hanoi Found Common Ground in John McCain

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Oct 30, 2008

As the U.S. Presidential Election draws near, both Hanoi and Little Saigon have suddenly found common ground and enthusiasm in one man: Sen. John McCain.

Postville Raid Targets Tell Their Own Stories

New America Media, News Feature//Video, Cliff Parker, Marcelo Ballv, Oct 19, 2008

What happens to a story when the reporters move on? NAM's ongoing coverage of the aftermath of the immigration raids in Postville, Iowa in May allows some of the people swept up in the raids to continue telling their own stories.


Role Reversal: Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

BN Magazine, News Feature, Maria Huynh, Oct 03, 2008

Vietnamese-American caretakers face vast cultural and community expectations when caring for an elderly parent with Alzheimer's.

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Translator Flees Iraq, Becomes American Pastry Chef

New America Media, News feature, Melanie Reynard, Sep 25, 2008

Ghazwan Al-sharif is a former translator for the U.S. military. He finally made it to America after years as a refugee in Jordan and now works in the factory making pastries.

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San Francisco Latinos Pick Up Pieces After Foreclosure

New America Media, News Report, Rupa Dev, Sep 11, 2008

The federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was meant to stabilize global markets, but victims of the subprime meltdown continue to suffer.

Immigrant Janitors Clean Up The DNC

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Carmen Alarcn, Aug 29, 2008

The 200 Latino janitors who cleaned the Pepsi Center and INVESCO Field each night worked behind the scenes of the Democratic National Convention to make sure everything was ready for the historic political event.

The Other Denver: Hispanics Haunted by Specter of Deportation

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, By Carmen Alarcn, Translated by Elena Shore, Aug 27, 2008

The visible police presence in Denver has made many Hispanics afraid to go near the convention, fearing that they may be arrested and turned over to immigration authorities.

Forbidden Love in Shenandoah, PA: Behind Beating Deaths of Immigrants

El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Cristina Loboguerrero, Translated by Suzanne Manneh, Aug 24, 2008

The small town of Shenandoah, Penn., made headlines last month when a Mexican man was beaten to death by a group of white teenagers. The boys reportedly shouted slurs at the man and his girlfriend, who is white.

What About the Companies?

La Raza, News Report, Fabiola Pomareda, Aug 06, 2008

Immigrant workers detained during ICE raids are being charged as criminals, but who is going after the companies that employed them? Traduccin al espaol

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