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Obstacles to becoming a citizen

Essential citizenship resources to be cut if state budget is not fully funded

May 07, 2017

(Submitted by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights) — Irasema Soriano Sanchez will celebrate two exciting milestones this summer: graduating from DePaul University with a degree in Political Science, and completing the final steps to becoming a US citize More >

Young immigrants won’t ‘rest easy’ despite Trump’s comments

April 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won’t “rest easy,” even if President Donald Trump says they should. More >

Minority teachers more than doubled over 25 years — but still not enough

April 23, 2017

The number of minority teachers more than doubled in the United States over a 25-year period but still represent less than 20 percent of the country’s elementary and secondary school teaching force, a new statistical analysis of data shows. More >

How safe are DACA recipients?

April 16, 2017, Elena Shore, New America Media

When it comes to Trump’s changes to immigration policy, many immigrants have a common question: Who is affected and what do the changes mean for them?

It’s a question that Martha Ruch, staff attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Ang More >

Warnings but no action preceded deadly flood in Colombia

April 09, 2017

MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. More >

Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuelan Supreme Court overturns its sentences against Congress

April 09, 2017

The Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice suppressed the actions with which it had withdrawn powers from the National Assembly and that unleashed new political tensions in the country, although that did not prevent protests against the authorities. More >

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

April 02, 2017

The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. More >

‘Women can do it, too’

Women in manufacturing push girls

March 26, 2017

Although nearly half of those in the nation’s workforce are women, just 27 percent of those working in manufacturing are, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Joe Veter thinks that’s a shame. More >

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

March 05, 2017

(AP) — The Mexican government made clear to visiting U.S. emissaries that it will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances, the interior secretary said. More >

Millions targeted for possible deportation under new guidelines

February 26, 2017

(AP) — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Feb. 21 by the Trump administration. More >

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