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The Undocumented Race to File U.S. Taxes

The Undocumented Race to File U.S. Taxes

By Alexandra Garretón Mission Local On the Monday before taxes are due almost every seat in the waiting room at the Mission Economic Development Agency’s (MEDA) Free Tax Preparation Program was filled. As workers bustled around carrying big folders and envelopes in their hands, a group of tax preparers debated bringing another person to help.

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Ventura-based nonprofit expands educational outreach in Nicaragua

By Frank X. Moraga Amigos805 Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the nation’s infrastructure was destroyed during a revolution in the late 1970s and a civil war during the 1980s. As a result, about 50 percent of Nicaraguans currently live below the poverty

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One journalist’s journey covering insecurity, injustice and impunity at la línea

By Alejandra Vásquez El Nuevo Sol “The people who tell the stories are usually the people who win or the powerful ones, but there’s always people who are not powerful and don’t have a voice,” said Melissa Del Bosque, a reporter for the Texas Observer covering the El Paso – Juarez border. CSUN had the

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Teens Dream of Google And Learn to Code For Free

By Jasmin Koerber Mission Local It’s the first coding course 17-year-old-high school student Robyn has taken, but he already knows where he belongs. “My dream employer? Well, I’d have to say Google.” Robyn, two peers and a professional programmer, are building a Pac Man-like zombie game called “Reclaim.” Today’s task: fixing a bug so that

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CSUN Dreamers approved for first-ever resource center for undocumented students in California State University system

By John Saringo-Rodríguez El Nuevo Sol After nearly a year-and-a-half of tenacious meetings with the California State University, Northridge administration, CSUN’s undocumented immigrant advocacy coalition, Dreams To Be Heard (DTBH), have broken a barrier which will allow for the undocumented student movement to move closer to their ultimate goal as underserved students: an undocumented resource

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