Nov 29, 2013 — The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how the thousands of refugees coming to upstate New York are weaving their way into the region's economy.
Jai Subedi holds court at his Asian grocery store on Syracuse's Northside. He's behind the counter ringing customers up and simultaneously fielding phone calls. All the while giving advice to other refugees about how to deal with various agencies. He opened the store earlier this year with the goal of making it more than just a market. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2013 — Utica has long seen itself as a city of immigrants. The arrival of Italians, Germans and Irish drove the city's population to peak at around 100,000. During the mid 1970's in the wake of major changes to the city's industrial base and dwindling employment opportunities, the population fell by nearly half.
"This city that we have now," said Joe Marino, a city councilor, "these new refugees really, really rebuilt the city." Go to full article
Oct 22, 2013 — When her family moves from Iceland to Edinburgh, young Elsa relies on her gigantic imagination to help her find friends. She soon realizes that imagination alone is not enough to conquer the scrappy politics of the social scene. You Fancy Yourself is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through November 3. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2013 — Danilo Lopez will be allowed to stay in the country, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says. Lopez, a Vermont migrant-worker-turned-activist from Mexico,... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jun 28, 2013 — The U.S. Senate passed its version of immigration reform Thursday. But the bill's future in the House is highly uncertain. Many conservatives oppose citizenship for those who... Go to full article