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Immigration Reform: Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

April 10, 2013
In February of 1971, at the age of twenty-one my mother arrived from Guatemala to the United States. She was a teacher in her country of birth and brought those skills to her new home in the United States. Like many immigrants who came before her, she saw this country as the land of opportunity and...
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Beyond the Green Card: Helping Immigrant Women Use Their Professional Skills

April 10, 2013
Photo courtesy of Upwardly Global. When Munara left her home and sought asylum in the US, she thought that she would find opportunities that had been denied to her in Kyrgyzstan because she was a woman. Instead, she struggled to find professional employment -- despite having a master’s degree and...
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Immigrant Issues are Women's Issues

April 10, 2013
Photo by Cindia Cameron, 9to5 Immigrants come to the U. S. today for the same reason immigrants have always come here – for the promise of freedom and a better life that is America. We have built our country on the belief that we achieve greatness as a nation when all of us have a fair chance at...
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The Real Value of In-Home Care Work in the United States

April 10, 2013
This article originally appeared in the Institute for Women's Policy Research . Baby Boomers, estimated at nearly 80 million in the United States, began turning 65 in 2011.By 2020, the population of older adults is expected to grow to 55 million from 40.4 million in 2010. As more women enter the...
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6 Ways Immigration Reform Can Help Women

April 10, 2013
What happens when a feminist, a labor activist and hundreds of immigrants go to Capitol Hill? If what I’ve seen in Washington D.C. the past two days is any indication, a new broad coalition of new bedfellows is taking shape to push for women’s needs to be included as Congress embarks on...

Dignity

April 10, 2013
Fourteen years ago, a woman named Arline asked me on a date. She took me to lunch in downtown Seattle, where we ate oysters and watched ferries glide away from the dock. I couldn't have imagined then what it would mean to share my life with an immigrant. It turns out that it means many things, but...
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Unequal Pay Day for Immigrant Women

April 9, 2013
Each year Equal Pay Day highlights the continued disparity in pay between men and women in the United States. In 2011 women who worked full time and year round earned only 77 cents to every dollar earned by men. That wage gap persists and is even more pronounced in the immigrant community: An...
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Why Immigration Is A Women’s Matter

March 29, 2013
(Photo: In a packed Presbyterian church in D.C., the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health brought down the house with chants for dignity and respect of all immigrant women. The event, held on March 18, 2013, brought out 500 people, including NLIRH members, Congressional leaders,...
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A CIR Bill That Puts Families First

March 28, 2013
Earlier this month, some members of the Senate announced they are considering plans to reduce the family visa program and eliminate the ability for an American citizen to sponsor their sibling and adult children. These latest discussions fall drastically short of what communities want in a...
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Why I Support the "Bring Rodrigo Home" Campaign

March 25, 2013
This blog post was written in favor of the Bring Rodrigo Home campaign, which is calling for the return of Rodrigo Guzman and his family who, despite their contributions to their community, were detained by ICE and returned to their native Mexico. I am admittedly liberal in many of my political...
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