Posts Tagged as "Immigrants"

New School Standards Present Challenge for Refugee Students

Apr. 16, 2014 / By
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San Diego Voice, News Report, Kimetha Hill, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Photo courtesy of San Diego Refugee Tutoring Center

Editor’s Note: As California schools scramble to prepare for the new educational standards known as Common Core, teachers who work with refugee students have a different concern: the new computerized tests could make these students fall even further behind...

Language Access Rally & Hearing: April 14

Apr. 16, 2014 / By
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Is the City doing its job to implement language access?

Last year in August 2013, community residents were successful in urging the City Council to pass a City-wide Language Access Policy that increased and improved translation and interpretation services for residents in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog. 
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Latina Women’s Conference is a First; Women Seek Healing, Empowerment

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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More than 300 persons attended the very first Latina Women’s Conference in Long Beach last Saturday...

Farmworker Advocates Give Cesar Chavez Film a Thumbs Up

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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By Daniel Jimenez and Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A day before the release of Cesar Chavez, the film, on March 27, farmworker advocates, children and elders gathered at Maya Cinemas in Bakersfield to watch the film alongside members of the Chavez family...

LB Youth Celebrate Filipino Culture

Jan. 13, 2014 / By
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[Ed. note] Late last year, the Filipino Migrant Center held a community cultural night to celebrate the 150th birthday of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonafacio...

Life After DACA: One Policy, Different Outcomes

Jan. 9, 2014 / By
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Since President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in August 2012, more than 400,000 young people have received DACA benefits...

Living Under One Roof: Mixed-Status Families Talk

Dec. 5, 2013 / By and
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Two different families with two different legal statuses share one thing in common: Fear...

Women Immigrants Face Higher Hurdles to College Success

Oct. 16, 2013 / By
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New America Media / BabyCenter en Español, News Report, Erika Cebreros, Translated by Elena Shore

SAN FRANCISCO – Lourdes Alarcón is what higher-education experts call a “non-traditional student.”..

Our Community: Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

Aug. 28, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

Gay Marriage: What it Means for Immigrants in Long Beach

Jul. 8, 2013 / By
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On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), allowing same-sex couples to marry in many states throughout the country...

Recognizing Filipino Workers– Past, Present & Future

Jun. 6, 2013 / By
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In Delano, they struggled as farmworkers with Cesar Chavez. In Long Beach, they organize as today’s hotel workers and domestic caregivers...

Deported U.S. Veterans Create Art on Border Wall

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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El Tecolote, News Report, Laura Waxmann

Traducción al español

Editor’s Note: One of the amendments to the Senate’s immigration reform bill (Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.)..