May 1, 2020, — Mr. Arthur Wong of Boston Chinatown passed away on April 26, 2020 at age 96. The funeral of Mr. Wong was held today at Deware Funeral Home in Quincy, Mass. Only eight people were allowed in the funeral home due to the COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions. Mr. Rich Wong, son of… Continue reading Funeral of WWII Hero Arthur Wong Held Today
Suffolk County Sheriff Tompkins Ends Contract with ICE
Boston, Oct. 8, 2019, — The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is terminating its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the Department intensifies its focus on the provision of care, custody and rehabilitative services to what will soon be an expanded population of women entering the Suffolk County House of Correction.
Organization Letter on Opposing S. 386
September 25, 2019 To: Members of the U.S. Senate Dear Honorable Senators, As organizations representing immigrant communities who would be harmed by H.R. 1044/S. 386, the so-called Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, we write to express our opposition to this legislation. Given that this proposal would remove a pillar of our immigration system and… Continue reading Organization Letter on Opposing S. 386
How Hate Reaches a Tipping Point — Mexicans on the Menu
BY Jie Loya, EMS You’d see this phenomenon in prison. A guy in H-Unit would get beat down real bad with a heavy weight belt and get sent to the hospital with eye damage and missing teeth. Author Joe Loya.
BCNC Releases Statement on Proposal to Deny Green Cards to Those Who Use Public Benefits
By Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) Dear Friends and Supporters, Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an upcoming proposed policy that would allow the government to deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits, such as housing assistance, Medicaid and Medicare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – commonly called… Continue reading BCNC Releases Statement on Proposal to Deny Green Cards to Those Who Use Public Benefits
Keep History Alive! Sing Tao Chinese Radio and PBS to Air Programs on Chinese Exclusion Act
Boston, May 24, 2018, — Chinese History Society of New England (CHSNE) announced upcoming broadcasts on the history of Chinese Exclusion Act today. These programs will put a fitting end to the Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Chinese immigrant detention center on Angel Island in early 1900s.
Secretary Acosta Presents Awards to MA Businesses Offering English Language Classes
Oct. 24, 2017, Boston, — Last week, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta, spoke to a packed room of business leaders, immigrants, and English language program providers at Northeastern University. She was there to present awards at an event organized by English for New Bostonians to businesses that provide English classes for their… Continue reading Secretary Acosta Presents Awards to MA Businesses Offering English Language Classes
MA Honors 430th Anniversary of Asian Immigration / 麻州慶祝亞裔移民美國430週年
Author Virginia Taylor to Give Talk on The Red Silk Thread
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com Acton, Mass., Jan. 2, 2017, — The seminar series by Acton Chinese Language School (ACLS) resumes on Sunday, Jan. 8, for the new year. On Jan. 22, Author Virginia Ross Taylor is invited to give a talk on her new book The Red Silk Thread: A Story of International Adoption.
Season’s Greetings from the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement!
Dec. 23, 2016 On behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, we would like to wish everyone a holiday season filled with joy and peace. This has been a difficult year for our communities and we are committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protect, support, and engage our… Continue reading Season’s Greetings from the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement!