Tag: Immigration

OPINION: Immigrants, refugees deserve kindness

By Julio Rodriguez What kind of parent would send their child away to another country? The answer is not the easy one that people want to believe. These are not bad parents. They are desperate parents driven to an extreme that some misconstrue as cruel and dangerous. However, oversimplifying their reasoning negates all of the

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Proposal aims to provide opportunity for immigrants

By Julio Rodriguez President Joe Biden’s election has brought new hope to this country’s immigrant communities after years of former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. For Vanessa Moreno, program director for “Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas,” an immigration advocacy organization, a new administration meant she could breathe easy. Being a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for

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Editorial: Trump’s hate speech empowers domestic terrorism

“I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.” This is a statement taken from the manifesto of Patrick Crusius minutes before he killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso. It is a statement that mirrors President Donald Trump’s ongoing blatantly racist rhetoric. Trump has referred

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Opinion: New acting head secretary of Homeland Security spells a grim future

By Jonathan Ramirez Kirstjen Nielsen was the former poster-child for family separation and her replacement will be worse. Which is truly saying something. McAlneenan has been one of the main enforcers for “zero tolerance” of immigrants crossing the border for enforcing and defending it. He has also supported the president’s border wall and testified before

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Bernie Sanders speaks to potential voters in Riverside

A line stretched several blocks around the Riverside Municipal Auditorium filled with Bernie Sanders supporters and undecided voters in efforts to have the chance to see the Democratic presidential hopeful speak May 24.

Refugee Series – Introduction

  There are over 300 deaf refugees in Riverside who have fled persecution in their home countries, mainly Central America. This is the introduction to their stories. Interviewer: Brooke Cary Video by Henri Je’taime #refugeeseries

Immigration law and Deaf Refugees in Riverside – SP2016, Episode 3

Deaf Refugees in Riverside, California seek asylum through the law offices of Hadley Bajramovic. Hear her story, as a lawyer who works with over 300 of these deaf refugees.