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Why It’s Important to Teach Kids About Asian American History

May 29, 2013
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: Dorothea Lange picture of Japanese-American children reciting the pledge of allegiance May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. But in my family, we try to learn about Asian American history year round. Because they are multiracial Asians, my kids...

How Did Children Fare in the SJC Immigration Reform Markup?

May 28, 2013
This past Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) voted to advance the immigration reform bill (S.744) onto the Senate floor, representing a historic step forward for immigrant children and families. The committee considered numerous amendments over a period of five days, and the First Focus...
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Latinas commend passage of immigration bill from Senate committee

May 22, 2013
The organization of which I am the Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health , released this statement following the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. While we commend the Senate Committee for doing so, we still have deep concerns that...
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Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

May 20, 2013
By Michelle Brané and Emily Butera This blog was originally posted on May 17, 2013 on the Huffington Post On April 17, we at the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) welcomed the introduction of S. 744 , the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” For those...
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What Immigrant Moms Want for Mother's Day

May 10, 2013
Like most moms, Mother's Day for me is an opportunity to celebrate with my children and family, and reflect upon how deeply I cherish motherhood. While supporting our children as they grow and adapt to the world is joyful, we moms face so many challenges along the way -- the pain of watching our...
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Mother's Day: Bittersweet Reminder of Immigrant Women's Struggles

May 8, 2013
May 12 is the day to celebrate not only our mothers and motherhood, but also the many wonderful women who have touched our lives in one way or another. For me, this day is even more special this year because it marks my first Mother's Day. I'm a proud mother to a young son. He is my heart and soul...
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A Family Remains Torn Apart This Mother's Day

May 7, 2013
Jennifer Martinez will not be celebrating this Mother's Day because her family remains torn apart. Here is Jennifer's story: Jennifer Martinez and family "A little over a year, my family was ripped apart when my husband of 16 years was suddenly taken away and forced to leave the country. My husband...
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No One Wins When Low-Wage Immigrant Workers Have No Paid Sick Days

April 24, 2013
As one of 11 kids in a migrant farm worker family, I toiled in the fields of California’s Central Valley under the bleakest of conditions in the 1950s and ‘60s, before Cesar Chavez’s movement offered us any relief. Getting sick or injured or showing symptoms of pesticide poisoning were not options...
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Immigration Is a Women’s Issue

April 18, 2013
This article originally appeared in Madison.com and was made possible by the American Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization. As Washington lawmakers throw themselves into comprehensive immigration reform, I say, “Remember the women.” Women constitute more than half of our...
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MAY DAY 2010

April 16, 2013
“Obama escucha! Estamos en la lucha!” the crowd chants and I chant along, imploring President Obama to listen up and take our fight seriously. It’s May Day 2010 and I’m in Seattle marching down Jackson Street surrounded by a sea of Mexicans with Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Nicaraguans scattered...
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