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Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance

Muslims Sue NYPD Over Surveillance

Civil liberty groups have filed a lawsuit against the City and the NYPD on behalf of Muslim New Yorkers caught up in the controversial police surveillance program, reports Colorli ...

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Immigrants Pay Billions More Into Medicare Than They Take Out

Immigrants Pay Billions More Into Medicare Than They Take Out

A recent study has found that between 2002 and 2009, immigrants contributed a cumulative total of over $115 billion more to Medicare than they took out, reports Colorlines, while ...

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Drop ‘Illegal,’ Say 70K to The Times

Drop ‘Illegal,’ Say 70K to The Times

Colorlines reports that Jose Antonio Vargas, Fernando Chavez – the son of Cesar Chavez – and dozens of supporters gathered to deliver 70,000 signatures to The New York Times, call ...

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NYPD Surveillance Has Lingering Impact on Muslims, Report Finds

NYPD Surveillance Has Lingering Impact on Muslims, Report Finds

Worshippers, families, store owners and students shared how the tactics of the NYPD surveillance program have permeated their lives with fear and paranoia at a press conference at ...

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Muted Hope After Obama’s Immigration Speech

Muted Hope After Obama’s Immigration Speech

Reactions from Colorlines, Gay City News, Irish Central, The Epoch Times, Diario de México and Amsterdam News indicate that while immigrants and advocate groups are glad the issue ...

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77% of Asian Americans Supported Obama

77% of Asian Americans Supported Obama

A study by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund based on Election Day exit polls found that Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama and as many as 96 ...

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Bed-Stuy Billboard Campaign: ‘Racism Still Exists’

Bed-Stuy Billboard Campaign: ‘Racism Still Exists’

The anonymous billboards in the gentrifying neighborhood voice issues of racism against African Americans. With a new topic every month, each billboard is accompanied by an online ...

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Breaking Down Oscar Nominations by Community

Breaking Down Oscar Nominations by Community

Following the announcement of the 2012 Oscar nominations, the community and ethnic press zoomed into the stories of nominees from their respective communities, or of films that we ...

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Parental Deportations Leave Thousands of American Children in Limbo

Parental Deportations Leave Thousands of American Children in Limbo

The federal government issued 204,810 deportation orders to undocumented parents with U.S. citizen kids between July 2010 and September 2012, reports Colorlines.com. ...

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Undocumented Youth Tell Their Stories in New Book

Undocumented Youth Tell Their Stories in New Book

"Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth" compiles the stories of undocumented young people between 10 and 32 years of age, in hopes of giving a human angle to the controversial iss ...

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AP Joins the Fray, Elaborates on Its Use of ‘Illegal Immigrant’

AP Joins the Fray, Elaborates on Its Use of ‘Illegal Immigrant’

Three weeks after the New York Times took flack for continuing to use the phrase "illegal immigrant," the Associated Press has released an updated guide on their use the controver ...

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