Blog Archive: June 2011

Blog Archive: June 2011

Journalist Vargas to Media: "Immigrant Struggle Is About Us, Not Them"

Shortly after the publication of his tell-all essay in the New York Times revealing his undocumented status since age 12, Filipino-American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winner, sat down at his New York apartment for one-on-one interviews with television anchor Odette Keeley and editor Anthony Advincula, both of New America Media.

Japanese American Eldercare Foreshadows Nation’s Aging Future

Some 21.5 percent of the 1.3 million Japanese American (JA) population is 65 or older, making it this country’s oldest ethnic group. The overall number of 65-plus residents in the United States, now 12 percent, will reach 20 percent about 2050. So the challenges of housing and caregiving for JA seniors foreshadow what the future will bring for the rest of the country.

ACLU Report Slams Arizona’s Abuse of Detained Immigrants

Solitary confinement, harassment, sexual assault and lack of medical care are just a few of the inhumane conditions that immigrants face in detention centers across Arizona, according to a report released Thursday by the Arizona American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).