Category: Immigration

“Private” crimes of domestic violence, gender violence and femicide in Central America are upheld by government and legal structures that protect aggressors through impunity and intimidate women into silence or flight. For the women who attempt to leave and to report the crimes, the price is often death.

Noticias la Verdad. Femicidio en Mejico. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that victims of domestic violence generally won’t qualify for asylum requests in the United States. He has argued that such claims are private matters, not political ones and that the issues are arbitrary. What he should know […]

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Dangerous Work-The Construction Industry and the Immigrant Worker

Construction workers march carrying empty caskets. “No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.” Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. At a labor rally last week, thousands marched […]

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Invisible Children-What Happens to the Children of Detainees?

I visit undocumented mothers in detention. During my conversations with them-One constant worry is shared, the welfare of their children while they are detained. It is difficult to parent children from jail. Incarceration makes it nearly impossible, and the charge to make a phone call to check on the family, […]

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month-Celebrating the Immense Contributions of Latinos to the Economy, Culture, and Identity of the United States

The United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15, 2015, through October 15, 2015. Below are Milestones of Latino Contributions to the Economy, Culture, and Identity of the United States- The resolution to celebrate the contributions of Latinos to life in the United States was introduced by […]

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Improving College and Career Opportunities for Latino Students Requires an Early Start

  Tips to Bridge a Career and College Ready Culture between Schools and Latino Homes When it comes to information regarding how to help their children graduate high school, attend college, and embark on careers, many Latino parents feel lost and disconnected from the process. Families in School, […]

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