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Waiting for Obama’s immigration plan

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President Obama’s speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala will confirm once again, his promise to slow deportations by the end of the year after activists have expressed their anger and discontent concerning delays on these actions by administration. According to a source that viewed Obama’s remarks, Obama will state to those in Read More

Undocumented immigrants in Arizona see revival of church-based “Sanctuary Movement”

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Many of you read of the title and are a bit bewildered by what a sanctuary movement really is. Just to give you a bit of background, the movement started in the 1980s and it’s when a church protects you from being deported. The unfortunate part of this is that you are confined to these Read More

Make voting a priority

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The Latino vote is important and hard to convince. According to Fox News only 11 million Latinos voted in the 2012 elections. Sounds like a decent number. Not when compared to the 28.8 million Latinos that will be eligible to vote by November. With the new immigration battle it’s expected that more Latinos will vote Read More

Border crisis about character, not politics

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Emma Lazarus writes “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” in her famed sonnet New Colossus, or more commonly known as the Statue of Liberty poem. Lazarus, the daughter of Portuguese Jews, would be rolling over in her grave if she could see the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. Read More

From picking crops to running the farm

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When it comes to farming it’s almost impossible for the word “immigrant” not to come to mind. In the United States, Latino immigrants seem to be the popular choice of migrant worker. Most take this an opportune situation to take advantage of those in a dire situation. Sadly, these farms don’t exactly encourage legal migration. Read More

Equal protection under the law (except Latinos)

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Custom & Border Patrol (CBP) can deport what they call “recent border crossers” that bypass deportation hearings before a judge. What they fail to mention is that ‘recent’ can mean up to three years living in the U.S. and ‘border’ can mean 100 miles from any land or sea Read More

Smoking and immigrants

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It’s not much of a surprise when smoking and immigration are being connected. Smoking, especially in the Latino and Asian communities has risen. Many researchers have found that immigration is the connection. “We know that after migrants come to the [United States], their health behavior and health status changes the longer they live in the Read More

Immigration Dreamers

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The immigration laws in Arizona seem to be a constant topic in the world of politics. One of the newest issues, of the immigration laws that face Arizona, would be issuing driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants. In recent news, the ruling is that the state of Arizona cannot deny a driver’s license to young immigrants Read More

Food stamps tienen importancia?

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Immigrants are not alone facing the food stamp issue, residents of New York who were once immigrants a while back ago understand that at any moment food stamp benefits can be taken away. Another struggle holding people back from the benefits are “many are reluctant to take advantage of food stamps because of stigma, language Read More

Michelle Obama calls Latinos to action on education

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In an impassioned speech at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Michelle Obama affirmed what many studies have consistently shown over the years; ambitions are not translating into degrees. Her speech, was a startling call to action for Latinos to nurture the thirst for knowledge in Latino students. While Latinos Read More