Turns out, Juan Rodriguez was the first non-Indian immigrant to settle in Manhattan. But he wasn't Dutch or English. Rather, he was from what is now the Dominican Republic. Reporter Von Diaz gets the back story on this little-known historical character.
Twenty years ago, the Golden Venture ran aground off New York. About 300 undocumented Chinese immigrants started to swim to shore. Patrick Radden Keefe writes about what happened to the men and how their their fate fits into the debate on immigration.
The Republican Party had a tough time with Latino voters last fall. Now the GOP is trying to re-brand itself with a softer stance on immigration reform and more Latino candidates.
In the US, the push is on to recognize gay marriage across the country. It's an especially crucial issue for gay US citizen spouses who cannot get a green card for their partner. WHYY reporter Emma Jacobs met one couple in Philadelphia.
When the US economy took a nosedive five years ago, Brazil's economy hardly skipped a beat. With the economic shift in fortunes, migration patterns between the countries have shifted as well. But as The World's Jason Margolis found out, not very cleanly.
Over the summer, university students will pour into the US. And the number of Chinese students flocking here is growing. Yet many of these students can lack know-how of life in America; some colleges are aggressively trying to help them integrate.
What happens when movies just show up on the sides of buildings or on the side of a truck? A small team in San Diego with an old moving truck is taking films from around the world to the streets of San Diego.
As the world watches Myanmar's fitful reforms, some of the country's citizens living abroad are weighing a return home. Reporter Bruce Wallace talks with two Myanmar graduate students in New York City about their plans.
Bestselling Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks with Anchor Marco Werman about race, identity, and hair. These are all themes from her new novel, 'Americanah.'
A US Senate committee approved a large immigration bill on Tuesday. It'll hit the Senate floor soon and then the House of Representatives. If it passes, the bill will offer 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally a path to citizenship.