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When giving thanks, don’t forget the missing

When giving thanks, don’t forget the missing

There is euphoria in the immigrant community and with good reason. But there’s also the danger that, in the midst of jubilation, we might forget that more than half of the undocumented population — 6 million men, women and children who don’t qualify for the protection granted by the presidential decree — will have nothing to be thankful for or celebrate on this Thanksgiving Day.




Awaiting President Obama’s decision

Awaiting President Obama’s decision

It seems that, after all, Obama may have found the courage to do what he should have done a long time ago: bring relief to the legal situation of millions of undocumented immigrants.




‘Back to the past’

‘Back to the past’

Young in years but older than Methuselah in mindset when it comes to the land of his parents, the new Congressman is one more denizen in the shameful fauna of those who want Washington to maintain its failed 52-year policy, while saying that they want to help the Cuban people.




Obama and the moment of truth on immigration

Obama and the moment of truth on immigration

The midterm elections are over and the hour of truth has come for Obama and his promises about immigration.




Angry Mexicans protest in NYC over disappearance of 43 students

Angry Mexicans protest in NYC over disappearance of 43 students

As Elena Poniatowska said in Mexico City last Sunday, before thousands of moved and indignant Mexicans: “We must raise our protest to the skies.”




Sadness and cobwebs

Sadness and cobwebs

Statistics tell a moving story of desperation and impotence. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 15.6 percent of young Latinas in the U.S. tried to commit suicide one or more times.




New technology monitors abusive cops

New technology monitors abusive cops

Here, where the excessive use of force seems to have ceased being the exception to become the rule, things may have started to change, thanks to the citizenry’s efforts.




The blockade: On the way to 100 years

The blockade: On the way to 100 years

An old saying tells us that “there’s no evil that lasts 100 years,” even though the United States’ perverse blockade of Cuba seems on the way to being the first such evil.




The value of domestic labor

The value of domestic labor

Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision of the value of home-based care work is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers…




Undocumented immigrants also died on Sept. 11

Undocumented immigrants also died on Sept. 11

To rescue from eternal oblivion the undocumented immigrants who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack against the World Trade Center was the difficult mission that Joel Magallán and the Tepeyac Association of New York assumed — against all obstacles.




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