Earlier this month immigration attorney Helen Lawrence joined a team of 10 Bay Area lawyers for a week-long stint providing free legal aid to immigrant detainees being housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. The center holds between 400-500 inmates, all women and children who began arriving in July as part of a larger wave of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.Details
When construction worker Jose Rivera opened his pay envelope, it was bad news. His employer had paid him only $100 for a 40-hour workweek.
When he complained, the employer, a subcontractor, told him the contract for the job paid less, so workers had to accept less. Some of Rivera’s younger co-workers were so demoralized they cried.Details
f you have engaged in relationships of any kind, you have experienced and likely battled against “silent agreements.” While most have never used or even heard of this term, silent agreements are present in our everyday lives where they lurk in the shadows of our relationships—at home, in social circles and in the workplace.Details
OAKLAND, Calif. — Edwin can hardly understand Spanish and is slowly learning English, but his biggest dilemma now is finding a way to save his mother from the violence in his native Guatemala, and how to pay the $7,000 he owes lawyers.
Edwin, 14, is a native Mam speaker (the Mayan language of his ethnic group). In spite of his youth, he has already made a dangerous escape from the gang violence of his homeland, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and spent two months in the El Centro Service Processing Center, an immigrant detention facility south of Los Angeles.Details
Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg’s Statement on the Release of Export Data from the Commerce Department
Washington, D.C. – Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg issued the following statement with respect to September’s export data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department.Details
Ed. Note: Since a 2-year-old child fell ill in Guinea last December, the Ebola virus has spread through West Africa, first with an outbreak that seemed to have died out in May and then with an explosive second wave of infections that spread throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Nigeria and Senegal have so far been able to stop the spread of the disease, as have the United States and Spain, but cases continue to multiply exponentially across West Africa. United Nations officials say 19,000 health care workers will be needed there by Dec. 1, when the large Ebola treatment centers being built there by the U.S. are up and running.Details
When Pamela Anchang moved to the United States from Cameroon, she felt that there was a void in the media — she didn’t see herself. And magazines or newspapers that targeted specific immigrant groups weren’t read outside of those small communities.Details
John Cho can’t stop raving about how he got to ride a horse for his new TV show Selfie.
“About a month ago, [creator] Emily [Kapnek] came to me and said, ‘We’re writing a storyline where you’re riding a horse. Can you ride a horse?’” remembers Cho. “And I said, ‘I can’t, but you have to keep that in. I’ll learn.’”
Photo: Article author Geoff Chin with his late father. NAM/American Commercial News/New America Media, News Feature, Geoff Chin In Chinese LOS ANGELES–My father was in a coma after his brain surgery due to some complications. The doctor wasn’t sure when he would awaken-if ever. My siblings and I were caught off-guard. During one of the…Details
General Secretary of Greek National Tourist Organization, Panos Livadas Interview with The Immigrant Magazine
The Greek National Tourism Organization is responsible for promoting Greece as a worldwide destination. We strive to promote, the authentic Greek brand, by all suitable means, in the ever-changing competitive global environment. With our marketing strategy as a guideline, we communicate the unique Greek experience, while at the same time, following the current global trends we create synergies all over the world towards this end.Details
SAN FRANCISCO – South Korea is notorious for having one of the world’s highest suicide rates. For years now, it has ranked consistently near the bottom in global happiness indices. Yet despite these glaring statistics, few if any South Koreans talk openly about mental health.Details