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Kirk Semple

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March 2008: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Mar 17, 2011

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Mar 17, 2011 Rights Group Faults U.S. on Detained Immigrants

QUOTE: Immigration enforcement in the United States is plagued by unjust treatment of detainees, including inadequate access to lawyers and insufficient medical care, and by the excessive use of prison-style detention... Since much of the research was completed, however, the Obama administration has begun a major overhaul of the detention system.

New York Times
Feb 27, 2011 Abuse Often Follows Afghans to America

QUOTE: In Afghanistan, a decade after the overthrow of the Taliban and the rise of an influential women’s rights movement, the violent subjugation of women remains broadly accepted... But much more quietly, a culture of domestic violence — not only by husbands but also by husbands’ families — has followed Afghan immigrants to destinations like New York, where women’s advocates say they are now discovering just how widespread the problem is.

New York Times
Jul 27, 2010 Most Ironbound Day Laborers Report Being Cheated

QUOTE: Nearly all day laborers who gather for work in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark have had employers who have either paid them less than promised or not paid them at all, according to a Seton Hall University report on wage theft and workplace conditions among day laborers.

New York Times
May 18, 2010 Thai Army Moves to Confront Protesters

QUOTE: the government moved aggressive

New York Times
Aug 12, 2009 Iraqi Immigrants Face Lonely Struggle in U.S.

QUOTE: A report released in June by the International Rescue Committee, a refugee resettlement organization in New York, said that many Iraqi immigrants have been unable to find jobs, are exhausting government and other benefits and are spiraling toward poverty and homelessness.

New York Times
Jun 30, 2009 Council Votes for Two Muslim School Holidays

QUOTE: The City Council overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday to add two of the most important Muslim holy days to the public schools’ holiday calendar....Mr. Bloomberg’s stance has irritated advocates of the measure, and some said he risked alienating many in New York’s fast-growing Muslim population as he seeks re-election in the fall.

New York Times
Nov 14, 2008 A Killing in a Town Where Latinos Sense Hate

QUOTE: teenagers declared that they were going to attack “a Mexican” and headed to the more ethnically diverse village of Patchogue to hunt...Interviews with business owners, students, government officials and immigrants in the area suggest that illegal immigration has been a wellspring for anger and tension in the neighborhood, with day laborers drawing the greatest fire.

New York Times
Oct 08, 2007 Afghans Pressed by U.S. on Plan to Spray Poppies

QUOTE: But officials said the skeptics — who include American military and intelligence officials and European diplomats in Afghanistan — fear that any spraying of American-made chemicals over Afghan farms would be a boon to Taliban propagandists. Some of those officials say that the political cost could be especially high if the herbicide destroys food crops that farmers often plant alongside their poppies.

New York Times