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Teachers, dishwashers, engineers: These are the people who moved to the U.S. without their parents

By | July 29th, 2016|Immigration|

In the past five years, more than 100,000 children and teens have crossed the border between the United States and Mexico without their parents.

Gaspar Marcos, an 18-year-old who lives in Los Angeles, is one of them. A recent story about how he works until 3 a.m. and gets to school by 8 a.m. generated a tremendous response.

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Tears Flow and Spirits Sag, but Some Immigrants Look to November With Determination

By | June 24th, 2016|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — Isabel Aguilar had sworn she would not cry on Thursday if the Supreme Court ruled against President Obama’s programs to give deportation protection to immigrants in the country illegally. But she did.

Read more in The New York Times.

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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’

By | June 24th, 2016|Education, Immigration|

The U.S. Supreme Court’s deadlock on Thursday in a key immigration case disappointed college students who had hoped for reassurance that their parents and siblings wouldn’t be deported.

Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Op-Ed: The Supreme Court’s immigration decision is a tragedy that may be short-lived

By | June 24th, 2016|Immigration|

Millions of immigrant parents and their families lost in the misbegotten decision in U.S. vs. Texas. In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court returned the issue of their deportation status to the Brownsville, Texas, federal judge who had halted President Obama‘s latest “deferred action” orders in the first place.

 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-olivas-immigration-court-decision-20160623-snap-story.html

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Cal State Long Beach president says visitors, students need not fear deportation

By | May 16th, 2016|Education, Immigration|

The president of Cal State Long Beach announced Friday that temporary orders put in place to protect undocumented people from being detained for immigration violations by campus police are now permanent.

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Union for Border Patrol agents under fire for endorsement of Trump

By | May 12th, 2016|Immigration|

The tears begin flowing the moment the U.S. Border Patrol agents swing open the doors of the border enforcement zone, allowing Mexican families to step through and reunite with loved ones at the border fence near San Diego.

The weekly encounters at Friendship Park, across the border from Tijuana, showcase the soft-hearted side of

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Medi-Cal will soon cover children in the U.S. illegally. The real battle? Getting adults insured

By | April 27th, 2016|Immigration|

Ever since Obamacare took effect two years ago, many California legislators have been fighting to get health insurance for those it left out — the quarter of all immigrants in the country illegally who live within the state’s borders.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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As more Latino kids speak only English, parents worry about chatting with grandma

By | April 22nd, 2016|Immigration|

Like many first-generation Mexican immigrants, Juan Rivera grew up in a home where the family communicated exclusively in Spanish.

So when he had his own children, it was important that his home be bilingual. He plastered the family’s Paramount home with sticky notes inscribed with words in Spanish and English of each household item…

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‘What happened in World War II is happening again’: Immigrant detention centers through the eyes of a therapist

By | April 11th, 2016|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The metal fence was what she noticed first, miles of tall barrier topped by barbed wire strung across the south Texas pastures — just like the internment camp nearby where she had been held as an infant.

And on the other side of the fence, again, 71-year-old Satsuki Ina saw mothers and children: this time, Central

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