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Sunday Morning Shows: GOP Senators on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Many of the Sunday morning talking head programs focused on the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, but some did look at comprehensive immigration reform, specifically Republican support, or lack thereof, for the...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Family Unity Provisions in Immigration Bill Tied to Health Outcomes for Immigrant Families

Today, Human Impact Partners (HIP), a policy research organization based in Oakland, released the findings from a new report that aims to shed light on the public health consequences of the nation’s broken immigration sys...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Advocates Decry Gov. Brown’s Plan to Cut $900 Million from County Health Plans

Last Friday, advocates and ethnic media representatives gathered at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles to bring attention to who stands to lose access to health care in the city if Governor Jerry Brown’s b...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Day Without Sugar Challenges Latino Eating Habits but not Food Advertising

As reported by KUHF, Arte Público Press, a publishing house known for promoting Latino authors and maintaining Latinos’ literary history, is sponsoring a Day Without Sugar, challenging Latino children to change their eating ...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Immigrant detention

Missing the Detention & Deportation Forest for the Immigration Reform Tree

Seemingly lost in much of the congratulatory messaging surrounding the “Gang of 8″ immigration reform bill passing by a bipartisan vote of 13-5 from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the Senate floor is the continue...
by Maegan Ortiz
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What are We Signing Onto When We Sign On to Immigration Reform?

Last week the Judiciary Committee of the Senate discussed and debated amendments to S. 744,  the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 aka #CIR2013. The bill which came out of the bip...
by Maegan Ortiz
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New Study Shows Growing Latino Path to College but Challenges Remain

This week the Pew Research Center released an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows an increase in Latino college enrollment among the high school graduating class of 2012, with 69 percent enrolled that fall. ...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Immigrants, Latinas Likely Negatively Impacted by Plan B ID Requirements

When someone of any age has a headache, she doesn’t worry about carrying government issued identification to purchase over the counter pain medication, but thanks to the Department of Justice appealing a federal judge’s rul...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Colorado DREAMers to Access In-State Tuition

Yesterday at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 33, also known as the ASSET bill,  granting undocumented high school graduates  and those with General ...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Anthony Rosario and Hilton Vega

Mothers of One Police Plaza Seek Music & Lyrics for Sons Killed by NYPD

In Argentina’s Plaza de Mayo, mothers and grandmothers marched wearing white handkerchiefs with the names of their children and grandchildren “disappeared” by a military dictatorship. They became iconic for their strong w...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill: Border Security, Surveillance and High Costs

The immigration reform bill proposed by the Senate’s “gang of 8″ can be read here While the bottom line for many immigration reform advocacy organizations is a pathway to citizenship for the around eleven mill...
by Maegan Ortiz
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Time Is Now Immigration Rally in DC

Immigration Bill Narrows Definition of Family, Invites “Good” Migrants for Entry

A portion of the Emma Lazarus poem, The New Colossus, engraved on a bronze plaque on the Statue of Liberty invites invites the tired, poor and huddled masses into the United States. If the bipartisan Senate team who drafted a m...
by Maegan Ortiz
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NYPD Stop & Frisk Racial Profiling Under Legal and Community Spotlight

In New York City, the epicenter of racialized police violence against communities of color, the practice of stop and frisks is in the spotlight again with the Floyd v. the City of New York trial. The trial  is named after a me...
by Maegan Ortiz
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In the Struggle Against Gentrification in Downtown Los Angeles, LAPD Targets Activists

The struggle over housing access and against gentrification in downtown Los Angeles has been waged for a number of years with grassroots organizations made up of and representing the most underserved communities taking the lead...
by Maegan Ortiz
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César Chávez Holiday: Lessons in Divide and Conquer Politics

he question of Latino leadership and role models is raised more and more as political power and demographic dynamics shift in the United States. Very often, our sights look back into history for figures to lift up onto pedestal...
by Maegan Ortiz
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