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Achievement for Immigrants During Academy Awards, but Not Without Controversy

Every year, millions of people around the globe tune in for a night of Hollywood glamour when the Academy Awards air live from Los Angeles, California. The annual ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry attracts worldwide attention as movie stars walk the red carpet in gowns and tuxedos and compete for the coveted [...]

Should Green Card Holders be Granted Voting Rights?

Like many who live in the District of Columbia, David Nolan and Helen Searls are a busy professional couple who stay active in their child’s school and maintain memberships in several local political organizations. They have been taxpaying residents of Washington D.C. for many years, and relish being a part of the unique culture and [...]

AIC Award for Young Immigrants

Do you know an inspiring young immigrant who strives to make a difference in the community? If so, then a nomination for the American Immigration Council’s 2015 Immigrant Youth Achievement Award would show your appreciation of those efforts. The American Immigration Council (AIC) is a top-rated nonprofit organization, based in Washington D.C., that works to [...]

Murthy Has a Finger on India’s IT Pulse

On a recent trip to India, Sheela Murthy, founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, participated in two important conferences that specifically focused on India’s explosive IT sector and the need in the United States to attract such talent to businesses there. The American Bazaar IT Conclave held its second annual event on January [...]

Obama, Modi Discuss H1B Visas During President’s Trip to India

In a widely publicized trip to the United States last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to loosen visa restrictions for those entering India. Now, the nation of India is waiting to see if President Barack Obama will extend the same courtesy, following his January 2015 visit to discuss U.S.-India relations. While much of [...]

Controversial New Sitcom Portrays the Immigrant Experience in America

Eddie Huang is what many would describe as a Renaissance Man. Although he’s only 32, Huang has worked as a lawyer, TV host, restaurateur, stand-up comedian, and author. Soon there will be another impressive addition to his resume, when Fresh Off the Boat, an ABC sitcom based on his memoir of the same title, premieres [...]

Immigrant Fingerprints on U.S. History – and Future!

Modern forensics has taught us that each fingerprint is unique. Despite this, their patterns all are made of arches, loops, or whorls. Immigrant stories are something like fingerprints. They are completely individual – each one unique. But there are similarities that run through them. Immigrants set out to build a better life for themselves and [...]

Trial Begins Against Company Accused of Exploiting Indian H2B Workers

When Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast in August of 2005, the region’s economy came to a catastrophic standstill. Virtually overnight, thousands of residents whose homes were destroyed were forced to relocate, resulting in a precarious labor shortage along the Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana coastlines. One Alabama-based shipbuilding company, Signal International, turned to India to [...]

American Sikh Culture Highlighted in Rose Bowl Parade Float

Every New Year’s Day, millions of Americans tune in to watch the Rose Bowl Parade broadcast live from Pasadena, California. Started over 120 years ago, the parade includes dozens of floats, a variety of marching bands, and equestrian units, and is designed to celebrate the history and culture of the United States. Part of the [...]

New Pittsburgh Program Aims to Increase Local Immigrant Population

This past year was an especially contentious one in the world of U.S. immigration. While President Obama’s announcement of sweeping reform in November was a victory for millions of immigrants pursuing the American dream, there were also national headlines about border security and rigid new state laws that exposed deep-rooted fears surrounding the immigrant community. [...]

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