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On International Women’s Day, Center for American Progress Highlights Roles of Immigrant Women

March 8, 2012
It’s International Women’s Day and one of the most amazing women I know, Angela M. Kelley , is reminding us about the special contributions, insights, and strength of immigrant women. Angie is the Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress (CAP). She and...
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Time to stop the NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk'

February 20, 2012
Editor's Note: Black History is now! The following post by activist and author Kevin Powell is an example of his ongoing mission to uncover, expose and remedy the still prevalent racism faced by African Americans all over the country. Many civil and human rights were realized through the struggles...
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"Twilight: New Moon" Director Shows Impact of Anti-Immigrant Law on Alabama Families

February 17, 2012
Last September, a federal court judge allowed a sweeping immigration crackdown law to take effect. That legislation, which was signed into law by Alabama's Governor Robert Bentley in June of 2011, quickly progressed into a unrelenting nightmare for immigrant families living in the state. Many in...
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Arizona Bill Would Bar Shackling of Mothers Giving Birth

February 15, 2012
PHOENIX --Lisa Marie Cookingham, an OBGYN doctor at several hospitals in Maricopa County, often sees cases of incarcerated patients being shackled to their beds during labor—a practice, she said, puts women and their unborn babies at risk. “I experience first-hand the harmful practice of shackling...
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Children Express A Powerful Wish for the Holidays: Allow All Families to Stay Together

December 27, 2011
“I think that no one should live in fear of being deported and separated from their families. I believe that the way we are in our families, taking care of each other, is how we should live in the world. My family is partly immigrants, but we have the privilege of having citizenship. I want to use...
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A Victory for Fairness and Respect in Our Nation

December 22, 2011
At MomsRising we're always looking out to make sure that mothers and families are treated fairly in our nation. In 2009, we saw a video that shocked us : two young children crying, alone in a car, reaching out for their mother who'd been taken away by deputies wearing ski masks after being stopped...
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The Next Citizen's Movement -- Respectful Dialogue

December 6, 2011
by Tojosan on On December 4, 2011, the Livingroom Conversations Website went live and I co-hosted a demonstration Living Room Conversation gathering with my conservative partner Amanda Kathyrn Roman. I'm still feeling the glow. I expanded...
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Five Myths About California DREAMers

November 28, 2011
What is a California election without some good old-fashioned scapegoating? We Californians are innovators in so many ways: home to the first personal computer, the nation’s first recycling program and ground zero for the Americans with Disabilities Act. But we also have this nasty history of...
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Children Left Behind: Number of Children in Foster Care Due to Parents’ Detention Climbs

November 22, 2011
Emily Butera is the Senior Program Officer for Detention and Asylum at the Women's Refugee Commission Maribel was driving in Virginia with her one-year-old child when she was pulled over by a police officer, who asked to see her driver’s license. A Mexican citizen living in the U.S. without a visa...
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Let the Conversation Begin....

November 14, 2011
The day Arizona Governor Brewer signed SB 1070 was the day that I decided to leave "traditional" journalism to pursue a career as an independent journalist reporting on issues that impact the Latino community. My hopes are to tell stories that accurately portray the community and bring a balanced...