The Bangladeshi population in the southeast Bronx leaped 137 percent in the last decade. Mohammed Mujumder, who arrived in the U.S. 22 years ago, advises recent immigrants on everything from finding a job to applying for government health benefits.
Dreamers Come Out of the Shadows
Immigrant rights supporters are pushing for passage of the New York Dream Act. The bill would allow undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition at New York colleges, work authorization, access to state-sponsored health care and the ability to obtain a driver’s license. The announcement of the bill came one week after Dreamers, a group of undocumented students pushing for passage of the Dream Act, held “Coming Out of the Shadows” rallies across the country.