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Dream 30 Minor Defies Undocumented Status and Returns Home

Dream 30 Minor Defies Undocumented Status and Returns Home

By Alex Corey El Nuevo Sol On September 30, Luis Rivera, 17, attempted to enter the U.S. through Laredo, Texas — 1400 miles away from his family’s home in Los Angeles. As Rivera stepped up to speak with a border patrol agent, he was asked where he was going — his answer: home. He was


Latina veteran killed in action remembered by San Diego’s Logan Heights veterans

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Lieutenant Jennifer Moreno always liked to help others. That’s the main reason why she graduated with a nursing degree from the University of San Francisco. That’s the main reason she enlisted in the U.S. Army. That’s the main reason she volunteered to go to Afghanistan, where she


Local San Diego Latino leaders are “heroes” for immigrants

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego This year’s KPBS Local Heroes in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month have one thing in common: Both are women committed to helping immigrant communities in San Diego County. The honorees are Fabiola Navarro, an immigration attorney with the Employee Rights Center (ERC), a non-profit organization that focuses


Latina student wins online scholarship photo contest

Amigos805.com CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) student Jeannette Herrera used her smartphone, artistic skills and a persuasive personal plea to win a national scholarship contest from online textbook-seller TextbookX.com. The 17-year-old psychology major from Santa Clarita Valley is the grand-prize winner of a $1,000 scholarship – beating out 130 other students from colleges across