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A Voice for Migrant Students

A Voice for Migrant Students

By Victoria Rossi La Voz de Austin It was a familiar conversation, as routine as her family’s yearly drive from Texas to California and back again. Each October, Luz Hinojosa sat quietly by her parents as her teachers tried to stop her from taking their class. Recently arrived from California, Hinojosa wasn’t just starting school

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Latina Sisters’ Soccer Talent Energizes College Team

By Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews In the team photo for the 2014 Connecticut College women’s soccer team, sisters Nicole Medina and Michelle Medina stand like bookends at the opposite edges of the group. However, on and off the field, the two first-year students from Hartford are usually a lot closer. They are twins, but not identical.

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Immigrants miss deadline, lose federal healthcare

The Venture Scores of immigrants across the country have lost their insurance coverage obtained through the Affordable Care Act after failure to meet a federally imposed September 5th deadline to verify their immigration status. Obamacare and immigration advocates scrambled to help applicants provide the necessary paperwork to retain coverage but thousands still had not provided

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EPA Funds Border Projects

Frontera NorteSur The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this month new funding for environmental projects in U.S. and Mexican border communities. Totaling more than $8.6 million, grants are being awarded in conjunction with the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank (NADB) and the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission as part of meeting the goals

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Song inspires writer to search for nameless victims in ‘Deportees’ plane crash

By Elvin Alves Borderzine EL PASO — Folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote a poem In 1948 about a plane crash that year in which 32 people lost their lives near Los Gatos Creek in the Diablo mountain range of California. The flight was carrying 28 migrant farmworkers who were being deported back to Mexico. Guthrie was

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Court overturns Arizona law denying bail to immigrant felony suspects

By Camaron Stevenson Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned Arizona’s Proposition 100, saying the voter-approved law banning bail for felony suspects who are believed to be in this country illegally is unconstitutional on its face. A divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law violated due-process rights of suspects

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