Full story - July 31, 2019
Employment authorization forms
Across the country, international students are facing difficulties in obtaining a work permit that allow them to get training in their field of study. College administrators and immigration experts say visa delays and denials can have repercussions for American higher education and critical industries such as the health field.
Full story - June 17, 2019
A woman holds up a picture of her father on a cellphone.
Adila Sadir, a Uighur woman from China, never expected to make a life for herself in Massachusetts, but recent persecution of the Uighurs in her homeland has lead her to stay. Now, she owns the only Uighur restaurant in the state and is speaking out about her people's struggle.
Full story - April 19, 2019
There’s a short stretch of road in the “Little India” section of Jersey City bearing a name unfamiliar to most Americans.  But for some Indian Americans, Ambedkar Avenue is almost a pilgrimage spot, for it commemorates their greatest hero — and one with an American connection at that.
Full story - March 13, 2019
Students walking on the UCLA campus.
In the next few months, a decision is expected in a case involving Harvard University and alleged discrimination against Asian American student applicants. But the University of California system is also facing a similar lawsuit — with allegations that administrators are considering race in admissions even though California bans the practice. A scandal is also raising larger questions about merit in college admissions and who has unfair advantage.
Full story - March 06, 2019
A woman looks to the side.
Brandeis University has moved to ban caste-based discrimination in its own campus policy. Other universities may be following suit.
Full story - March 04, 2019
An man sits at a desk with a book and looks at the camera
Many Dalits say the kind of caste-based discrimination and violence that erupts in India also exist in the US.
Full story - March 01, 2019
An Indian woman in a sari and glasses and an Indian man in a suit and glasses sit for a portrait.
The writer's parents defied Hindu conventions by marrying in India outside their caste, but decades later, members of her father's upper caste promote sticking with tradition in America.
Full story - March 05, 2019
Several women in saris and a man laugh
Suraj Yengde, part of the Dalit or "Untouchable" caste in Hinduism, rose from a segregated slum in India to a fellowship at Harvard, collecting advanced degrees along the way.
Full story - February 26, 2019
Shamso Ahmed smiles with red lipstick and a white hijab
In a neighborhood peppered with beauty shops, what makes Shamso Hair Studio and Spa unique is not the silver and black décor — or even the henna body art or the hammam steam spa — it is who is allowed in and who is not. 
Full story - January 24, 2018
A former sex buyer, now in recovery, revisits Boston's Chinatown where he sometimes frequented erotic massage parlors. He says such establishments are all over the state.
Prosecutors from Massachusetts to Minnesota detail cases where mostly foreign-born women work seven days a week, 12-24 hours a day, sleeping in parlors or nearby flophouses, and are managed by a network of interstate traffickers and business people.