Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

S.A.L.T. Effect

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Author and educator Dr. Emad Rahim was the latest to present for the Strathmore Speaker Series in Onondaga Park. He talked about his journey of resilience from Cambodia to Brooklyn and Syracuse.

SIF Look Book

Monday, July 9th, 2018


Syracuse Demographics: Week in Review

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Abdul Saboor, a grant coordinator at The Center for New Americans, spoke at Bird Library during an information session earlier this week. Saboor and his family came to Syracuse from Afghanistan.

On October 24, a 120 day ban on refugee admissions expired, and the Trump administration announced Executive Order 4, which included new vetting measures, as well as another 90 day ban on refugees from 11 countries and Palestinians. According to stats provided by Interfaith Works, refugee resettlements in our regions was down nearly 92 percent for the month of October (compared to 2016). The group did a presentation at Syracuse University’s Bird Library about refugee challenges and the impact of the travel ban.

Neighborhood in Transition (Act II)

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
During a tour of Northside recently we heard the neighborhood called both the "Gateway to Many Nations"by a guide, and also  "Little Italy" by one of the longtime shop owners.

During a tour of the Northside recently one of the longtime shop owners refer to the North Salina Corridor as “Little Italy,” while a tour guide cited changing demographics for calling the neighborhood “The Gateway to Many Nations.” The tour was facilitated by Northside Up and SUNY-ESF. Here Northside Up’s co-director Stasya Erickson talks about the neighborhood on the steps of 754 Barbershop.

Week in Review

Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Mayor Miner along with a few new Americans spoke at the first #Trump Tuesday event at Perseverance Park.

Mayor Miner (right) along with a few new Americans spoke at the first #Trump Tuesday event at Perseverance Park.

Accidental Activist

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

What’s the Deal?

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Attorney Jose Perez

Attorney Jose Perez

About a decade ago Jose Perez was delivering pizzas. But these days,  the Ithaca-born, Venezuela-raised attorney is getting his clients sweet deals for personal injury, immigration and business contracts. He talked about his personal journey during an entrepreneur forum sponsored by The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA) on Friday. The event was held at the Southside Innovation Center.

Perez also shared some business advice. Here are some of his tips for getting the most from your next negotiation:

  • Present a concrete case
  • Prepare for disputes
  • Consider unconventional deal structuring
  • Don’t be afraid to leave the table
  • Bring the big guns (use leverage when necessary)
  • Avoid quick fixes

Capture the Cuse (XXVIII)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Rabby came to Syracuse from Bhutan 4 months ago.

Rabby came to Syracuse from Bhutan 4 months ago.

Person of the Year

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Freedom Summer (NYS Fair)

Freedom Summer (NYS Fair)

Here’s a visual review of 2014 and our person of the year, the protester/demonstrator.


A year of protest


Saturday, July 19th, 2014


What if Mayor Miner reached out to President Obama and expressed interest in housing unaccompanied immigrant children awaiting deportation in our city. What do you think people would  say? How would they react?

Here is a visual interpretation of the debate that occurred on the corner of Court Street and Grant Avenue on Friday afternoon.

We anticipate a lively discussion of this issue when George Kilpatrick hosts the drive time slot on 570 WSYR next week.