A 26-year-old student returns to college after failing high school and his family.
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Before joining La Santa Cecilia and 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.
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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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.
Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and 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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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.
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.
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.
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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For Sara Lopez, there’s one thing that ignites nostalgia about her childhood in Baja California — los pozos.