DACA under attack
Jun30

DACA under attack

Ten state attorney generals and a governor are asking the Trump administration to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program that has benefitted nearly a million young immigrants known as “dreamers.” The officials threatened to challenge the program in federal court if the program isn’t phased out. Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the officials sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him...

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Unity through photos at US-Mexico wall
Jun29

Unity through photos at US-Mexico wall

While borders divide nations and peoples, Sandra García and Jessica Pons want to give the US-Mexico border a new purpose: promote unity. Their means: photography. The Los Angeles-based artist duo is behind “La Frontera Unites,” an upcoming, one-day-only exhibit with works from photographers on both sides of the border. The photos will literally be hung on the metal fence that exists between the Mexican city of Tijuana and American...

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National Latino convention in SA, TX
Jun29

National Latino convention in SA, TX

Donald Trump’s border wall, deportations, Texas’ controversial law SB 4 and the president’s proposed cutbacks on education, health and human services are top issues on the agenda of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ National Convention taking place July 4 through 8 in San Antonio. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend LULAC’s 88th annual convention, among them business, community and political leaders....

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‘Gateways/Portales’: Exhibit on Latino growth
Jun20

‘Gateways/Portales’: Exhibit on Latino growth

Four East Coast cities with rapid growth in Latino populations are the subject of a bilingual exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Baltimore are featured in “Gateways/Portales,” exploring the triumphs and struggles of Latino migrants and immigrants from the perspective of rights and justice, representation and celebration....

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Mother becomes an activist for Obamacare
Apr05

Mother becomes an activist for Obamacare

Daissy Forero is grateful Obamacare remains the law of the land after a Republican effort to kill it in Congress failed in March. Still, the 37-year-old immigrant mother of two is not letting her guard down for the sake of her family. Hearing reports that Republicans and President Donald Trump might try again to go after Obamacare, Forero is determined to fight back. “I thank God the Republicans’ proposal didn’t succeed but we all...

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