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With a Dream of Return: Deportees in Mexicali

With a Dream of Return: Deportees in Mexicali

By Jéssica Bedolla EL NUEVO SOL The goal of this audio documentary is to put a human face on the devastating effects of deportations on immigrant families by giving voice to the deportees themselves. The documentary includes interviews with people affected by deportations and their accounts of their forced exodus back to the south as

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Underground comedy on the border has its own jalapeño flavor

By Andrea Vargas Borderzine EL PASO – Everyone always enjoys a good laugh and at Coconuts Bar and Grill the staff invites amateur comedians to gather around every Tuesday to perform in the Underground Comedy Show. Comedians from El Paso differ from comics in other places, because the culture here nourishes a different type of

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Undocumented students get a helping hand from Raza educators

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego When Jesus Mendez Carbajal started his college education at San Diego Mesa College a little bit more tan three years ago, his parents, with a lot of sacrifice, had to pay for all expenses. Since Mendez Carbajal is an undocumented student, he didn’t qualify for federal financial

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It’s Official! Mission District’s 24th Street District is Calle 24

By Claire Weissbluth MissionLocal Mission District leaders and downtown officials inaugurated the Calle 24 District at Harrison and 24th streets in the Mission. Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía has called Calle 24 “a little Macondo, where you can find sugared-skulls, exiled poets and colonels who fought in losing wars.” “Latinos in San Francisco have provided a

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San Diego State University Press to publish Chicano professor’s analysis of work of nation’s foremost Latino author Alejandro Morales

Amigos805.com SANTA MARIA — Allan Hancock College English professor Marc García-Martínez, Ph.D., will soon join world-renowned researchers Jane Goodall and Noam Chomsky as authors whose works have been published by the San Diego State University Press (SDSU Press), college officials reported this week in a media release. The oldest university press in the California State

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Immigrant Students Study Immigration

By Dulce Alfaro, Emmanuel Ferrer, Kelly Ou and Stefany Garcia Mission Local Some of them have only been in the country a few months, but students at the San Francisco International High School are already tackling difficult topics that transcend borders. Each student has selected a “Change-maker,” someone who, in their eyes, is solving the

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