Claude Fischer: The immigrants viewed farming as a family duty; the interests of wives and children were secondary to the imperative that everyone work hard to expand and pass on the farm from generation to generation.
The State of Immigration in America
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Alvaro Huerta: If migration is certain and constant, why do so many Americans and their leaders, particularly conservatives, fuss about Latino immigration to the United States?
Jennie Pasquarella: Last Friday, a California appeals court brought us one step closer to ensuring that the protection of our laws – including the constitutional right to a fair trial and an impartial jury – extends to everyone.
Daisy Vieyra: As someone who was left stranded on the side of the road when I was a child with my parents because neither of them had a license, I know the hardships that arise from being an unlicensed driver – car impoundment, hefty fines, missing work because you don’t have your car.
Matt Barreto: New poll shows 2016 Latino votes will follow candidates who want to continue and extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
Rudy Acuna: Watching the White House playing out the immigration scenario has been like watching a schoolyard toughie tell someone repeatedly, “I am going to beat you up.” About the 20th time he sings the same old song you want to say to him, “Well, just do it!”
Randy Shaw: This first step toward broader immigrant justice came after comprehensive immigration reform repeatedly failed in Congress, and after the president kept his core political base waiting far too long for action.
Tina Dupuy: Republicans get to be morally superior. “We’re a nation of laws,” they regurgitate. Unless you’re the company hiring all the cheap labor with little ability to redress grievances, then we’re a nation of turning a blind eye and enjoying the cheap goods and services.
Lisa García Bedolla: Providing administrative relief for at least six million of the unauthorized immigrants currently in the United States is the right thing for President Obama to do for the country and, most importantly, for the hard-working human beings who have been used as pawns in the immigration debate for far too long.
Jose Lara: Tell me about hope, love and commitment we have to have to educate EVERY student who walks through our doors.
Carmen Iguina: Had it not been for that call from a friend, or that letter from the ACLU, Mario would have been lost in the immigration system, likely already deported back to his home country.
Joanna Amador and Yuny Parada: To inform local immigrants about this new opportunity, the ACLU-SoCal Pasadena-Foothills Chapter and other Pasadena-area community organizations organized an informational forum at Villa Parke Community Center last night.
Steve Wong: My great-grandfather came to California from China to work on the railroads, and our family has gone back and forth ever since.