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Reina, Florida Woman With Terminal Cancer is Given One Year Stay of Deportation

In South Florida today, deportation relief came for Reina Gómez, a community leader and organizer who was facing deportation despite suffering from a rare form of leukemia that requires frequent treatment. Reina will now be able to stay in the United States and request a work permit and driver’s license for one more year. Her … Continue reading »

America With Jorge Ramos: Meet the Undocumented Student Program

Jorge Ramos and Fusion published this video last week on the Undocumented Student Program at the University of California-Berkeley, the first program of its kind in the US: The undocumented college students participating in the program receive academic counseling, legal aid, and mental health services. As student Bianca Rodriguez Plancarte said, “It’s one thing getting into college, … Continue reading »

Columbus State Program Helps Immigrant and Refugee Kids

At the Columbus Dispatch this week is a story about one of Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities — its English as a Second Language program for elementary- and middle-school children which includes a six-week summer session. Since 2004, Columbus State has worked with 2,326 immigrant and refugee children acquire the academic, social, and personal … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times: “7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause”

It Is Important to Take a Moment to Remember the Sacrifice of People Who Make Our Nation Special As our country mourns the death of seven U.S. Navy sailors, a new piece from Dave Phillips of the New York Times serves as a reminder of the strength our country gathers from its diversity – a unique American advantage that must … Continue reading »