Rolando Lavarro has become the first Filipino American to not only serve on City Council in New Jersey's second-largest city, but also to hold an elected position in the municipality. A Filipino Reporter editorial applauds the election results and presents a list of "demands" on the part of the community.
Sing Tao Daily reports that some Chinese community leaders hope New York will follow the example of Connecticut, which now lets undocumented immigrants obtain a driver's license. And in the meantime, some in the community may even relocate to the neighboring state to get a license.
On June 6, 1993, the Golden Venture, a cargo ship carrying 286 smuggled undocumented immigrants, ran aground near Rockaway Beach in Queens. Twenty years later, is there still smuggling going on in the Chinese community? And how different is the make-up of the community? World Journal reports.
When it comes to immigration reform, World Journal reports that the Chinese community is divided between supporting an increase in visas for high-tech immigrant workers or maintaining the number of visas allotted for overseas family members of Americans.
Seven mayoral candidates confirmed but only four showed up for a forum put together by around 50 Asian-American groups, reports The FilAm. Upset at the turnout, organizers and audience members took the absence as a disregard of their priorities.
When supporters of Pakistan’s prime minister-elect Mian Nawaz Sharif stamped their approval on his PML-N party’s election symbol of a tiger, were they really voting for a lion? Newspaper editors, party supporters and members of the New York Pakistani community are not really sure.
Safety concerns over baby formula in China has led residents to ask family and friends abroad to ship them cans of powdered baby milk. Chinese officials have responded by tightening import regulations, but relatives in New York are undeterred, reports World Journal.
As Pakistan moves towards a historic transition to a second democratically elected government in a row, the community here in New York is having mixed reactions to the results amid allegations of voting irregularities.