Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez has been getting a lot of attention lately for his work depicting the city’s vast immigrant workforce. But he doesn't confine his works to galleries. He brings them to the streets, where immigrant workers may be seen.
Many Somalis have fled their homeland in the wake of that country's long civil war. As they've resettled, they've had a hard time finding employment. But program in Maine has tapped their native skills and is helping them get established as farmers.
If you've been paying attention to the news at all, you've heard about Rob Ford. And you've probably wondered how he got elected. The answer? Ford Nation — an intensely loyal and ethnically diverse group of supporters who are sticking with him, despite the recent scandals and revelations.
Nina Sharmin was once a new immigrant from Bangladesh herself, struggling to pay for health insurance. Now, she hits the streets to help other immigrants fill out the 32-page application for Obamacare.
Magali Torres, who lives in Florida and is originally from Mexico, is closely watching whether Congress and the White House can agree on a path that will allow her to continue to work legally in the US and worry less about deportation.