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A Rainbow After the Storm

Posted June 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
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A 26-year-old student returns to college after failing high school and his family.

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From La Burbuja: A slice of Mexico in Southern California

Posted February 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Photo by Denise Malone.

Before joining La Santa Cecilia and 301 Moved Permanently winning a Grammy, Miguel “Oso” Ramirez lived on a ranch in Walnut, Calif. — it was just 25 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles. “We were in Atoyac, just in the United States,” Miguel remembers.

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From La Burbuja: Adapting to school in Mexico

Posted January 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]

A part of this interview aired on KCRW’s Morning Edition on Jan. 27.
When Lizandro Mendoza was 10 years old, his parents sent him to Mexico — they didn’t want him to lose touch with his family across the border.
They immediately enrolled him in school. But it wasn’t an easy transition.
“I remember that my teach didn’t like me — she had an idea I was rich,” …

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Tracing Points: 5 stories you missed this week

Posted January 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Ramiro Gomez Jr. threads wire into his cardboard piece to tie it on a fence at a West Los Angeles home. (Photo: Brian De Los Santos)

Each Friday, we put you on the map with immigration and transnational culture stories you might have missed throughout the week. This week; the push for immigration reform lessens in Washington, immigration flow slightly falls, a LA artist paints the city’s domestic workers y más.

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Life in Newbury Park’s immigrant community, La Casitas

Posted November 12, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and

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see that it’s actually divided into four apartments. It looks that way, because it’s meant to look like the rest of Newbury Park – suburban.

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Returning to Oaxaca 15 years later

Posted October 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Lizbeth Mateo with her brother at her grandmother's grave in her native village in Oaxaca, Mexico.

For almost a decade, Lizbeth Mateo has performed acts of civil disobedience across the country. But this summer, she took it to a new level. On July 30, her and

a group of eight undocumented young people — who had left the US or had been deported — tried to enter legally through the Nogales port of entry in Arizona. She tells us her personal story.

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The Dream9 are Home. Do they have a Strategy?

Posted October 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Lizbeth Mateo, Mexican citizen living in the U.S., self deported and crossed into the country with eight other Dreamers. (Photo by Eric Pearse-Chavez.)

In July, Lizbeth Mateo joined a protest at the border in Nogales, Ariz. She left the U.S. voluntarily and then asked to come back into the country. The idea was to make a statement — with cameras rolling — about why someone who has grown up in the U.S. shouldn’t be allowed back in to the place she considers home.

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Timeline: How did we get here on immigration reform?

Posted October 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Immigration activists protest at the San Diego-Tijuana border against deportations earlier this summer.

How has the conversation on immigration reform changed over the years? We look into the immigration policy timeline with an eye toward Mexico and Latin America in an effort to tell the story of how the country has tried, and tried again, to find a way to incorporate the (now) 11 million undocumented immigrants into the economic and social fabric of American life.

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Organization To Challenge Immigration Policy Through Border Protest, Again

Posted September 11, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Dreamers begin their travels to the Mexico-U.S. border as part of a protest coordinated by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. (Photo courtesy of NIYA.)

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) is seeking a new group of youths, who were deported or left the U.S., in efforts to recreate the international protest that led to the Dream 9 being granted temporary permission to return to the U.S.

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From La Burbuja: Los Pozos and Childhood Nostalgia

Posted August 19, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Sara Lopez reminisces about her childhood in Baja California.

For Sara Lopez, there’s one thing that ignites nostalgia about her childhood in Baja California — los pozos.

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