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“Detention-bed mandates and ice-box holding cells are signs of an immigration-enforcement system run amok. Deportations during the Obama Administration are rapidly approaching the two million mark.”
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Detention Bed Mandate is Just One Example of How Immigration is Being Criminalized

By Walter Ewing of ImmigrationImpact.com For more than a century, study after study has confirmed two simple yet powerful truths about the relationship between immigration and crime: immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes or be behind bars than the native-born, and high rates of immigration are not associated with …

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El Presidente Hugo Chávez, visto aquí con uno de sus aliados políticos, el Presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa, falleció el 5 de marzo.
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News briefs: March 2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías died March 5 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 58. Chávez served as Venezuela’s president for 14 years, earning staunch defenders and fierce critics for his socialist reforms, changes to the country’s government and Constitution, and fiery criticism of the United States. …

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José Julio Pérez Morales. Foto por Ivonne Rivero, El Hispanic News
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Dominican youth leader shares farm worker struggles during U.S. tour

By Ivonne Rivero, El Hispanic News   Portland, OR — José Julio Pérez Morales, youth affairs coordinator for The National Confederation of the Farmworker of the Dominican Republic (CONFENACA), visited Portland last month as part of a U.S. tour aimed at alert the public about the union’s efforts to improve …

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Prestatarios de micro préstamos En Via en Teotitlán del Valle. Foto por Kate Chester, PCC Sylvania
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Summer study abroad program offers lessons in far more than just language

By Kate Chester, Portland Community College     Oaxaca City, Mexico — “Good morning, class. My name is Ita. Welcome to Spanish A-2. Over the next two weeks we will learn the present and past tenses, along with commands and how to use direct and indirect pronouns.” And so began …

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Daniel Clark Orey, nacido en los EE.UU., y su esposo Milton Rosa, nacido en el Brasil, encuentran que es más fácil vivir en el Brasil ya que el gobierno reconoce su licencia de matrimonio emitida en California.
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Love in exile: Fighting for the rights of binational couples

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly As the marriage equality movement builds momentum in states across the nation, many couples are stuck in a tragic Shakespearean time warp. Like modern-day Romeos and Julians, Romitas and Juliets, binational same-sex couples are struggling for the right to simply be together. “It’s a really …

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Patrick Hiller, Saúl Reyes, and Paloma Ayala
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Drug cartels, military groups, politicians — a deadly mix

Richard Jones El Hispanic News Milwaukie, OR — The death threat Saúl Reyes Salazar received could not have been more clear. In brief it warned, “Mind your own business or we’ll cut your head off at the neck.” That was not the first threat of that nature Reyes had received. …

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Observers sought for El Salvador’s 2012 elections

Richard Jones El Hispanic News Portland, OR — A week-long vacation in El Salvador and a job as an international election observer? All in one package? As the special guest at the opening of CAUSA’s new Portland office on the second floor of the Left Bank Project (240 North Broadway), …

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Venezuelans ponder life without Chávez

Jack Chang Associated Press Caracas, Venezuela (AP) — Since Hugo Chávez became Venezuela’s president more than 12 years ago, he’s been a constant presence in the lives of Rosiri de Blanco and her family. The 41-year-old mother of four has loyally watched Chávez’s weekly TV program “Hello, President” and received …

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