Category Archives: Communities

  1. Jersey City endorses in-state tuition for undocumented students

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    March 8, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    Jersey City became the first local government in New Jersey last week to endorse two measures that would allow undocumented youth to avail of in-state tuition and qualify for financial aid.
    On Feb. 27, Jersey City’s Municipal Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging state legislators to approve the Tuition Equity bills.

  2. Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: NYC loves its immigrants

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    February 5, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    New York City, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, has long had a mutually beneficial relationship with its immigrant population.
    From around the time that the Statue of Liberty was erected at the mouth of the Hudson River, New York City has always extended welcoming arms to immigrants into the city.

  3. Who are the people in your neighborhoods? NYC immigrants by the numbers

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    February 5, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    The U.S. Census Bureau started releasing the result of the 2010 Census beginning this month.
    This is an opportune time to revisit the numbers of the 2000 Census to fully appreciate the diversity of New York City’s population, with particular focus on the three neighborhoods covered by Queens7.com – Woodside, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.

  4. Legally and otherwise, Filipinos among biggest groups in the U.S.

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    February 5, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    Legally or otherwise, Filipinos are among the largest immigrant groups in the United States.
    Last year, Filipinos were the third largest nationality group that acquired U.S. citizenship and the fourth biggest that were issued legal permanent resident (LPR) status, or what is more popularly known as green card, by the United States.

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Leaders of immigrant youth organizations perform at a recent protest action against immigration detention. Click photo to watch video.

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