National Dialogues on Immigration

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Exploring the Life of a “Go-Between” at Ellis Island
Entrance of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum (photo by Simeon87)

by Peter Wong, Park Ranger, Ellis Island Immigration Museum Mainstream American society considers me affectionately as an “ABC,” or “American-born Chinese.” Native-born Chinese, meanwhile, refer to me as a “juk sing,” or “hollowed bamboo” — a derisive term indicating that while I may look outwardly Chinese, I lack the language or cultural insights to be accepted into Chinese society. To be fair, I cannot read or write Chinese, and I speak the Chinese dialect of Cantonese like a precocious nine-year-old. …

Weekly Roundup, March 14th
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What’s making news in immigration this week… At this week’s SXSW (South by Southwest) –  the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas (March 7-15) – actress Rosario Dawson weighed in on immigration and immigration reform: Post by   FWD.US  created an initiative and hashtag, America is #BuiltByImmigrants. #BuiltByImmigrants features stories by immigrants who have made a difference in America, whether through starting companies, or contributing significantly in an industry. The goal of Built By …

Just 59 More Minutes

By Sarah Pharaon and Jennifer Scott In September of 2012, the National Hispanic Media Coalition released the results of an online media bias experiment administered by the polling firm Latino Decisions with funding from the the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.    In the experiment, non-Latino respondents were exposed to audio clips, video clips and print articles which expressed positive and negative views on both Latinos and immigrants. Directly after viewing this media, respondents were asked their opinions about Latinos as well as immigrants. Among …

Weekly Roundup, Feb. 28th
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Here are your weekly roundup of stories about immigration!

Who Is An Immigrant?
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Family stories are important in immigration debates and in the National Dialogue on Immigration

Museo Urbano and “A Living History”
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This 2014, each of the participating sites in the National Dialogues on Immigration project will be contributing to our blog post series, “Immigration: Our Stories.” The first post comes from Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva of Museo Urbano.

Immigration Right Now
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Here are the fast facts on U.S. immigration reform developments in 2014.