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No papers, no scholarship: Latino budding scientist becomes food truck chef

 06/20/2017 - 06:39
Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After winning a prestigious robotics contest, Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan had the chance to become a scientist, but his immigration status kept him from getting a university scholarship and he had to find an alternative, which turned out to be a traveling food truck that he calls "Neither Here Nor There."

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Dreamer Lorenzo Santillan in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. EFE/Beatriz Limon

“No Guacamole For Immigrant Haters”: the experience of a street artist painting the border in Arizona

 06/19/2017 - 10:52
Harriet Wood, “Hazard” es una artista urbana que dejó su obra solidaria plasmada en las paredes de Ajo, Arizona. Foto suministrada. 
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While hate seems to rise up across the world, the border town Ajo fights for hope through art

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Harriet Wood, "Hazard" is an urban artist who left her work of solidarity embodied in the walls of Ajo, Arizona. Photo supplied.

Mexican duo goes from undocumented immigrants to US music idols

 06/13/2017 - 06:13
Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After leaving their native state of Sinaloa, Mexico, 20 years ago to head north across the border, the cousins Gabriel and Nano Berrelleza founded Los Cuates de Sinaloa, a Mexican "corrido" band that became one of the most popular of its kind on both sides of the border.

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Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

"I used Venezuela as a launch pad to emigrate:" Cuban doctor's quest for freedom

 06/13/2017 - 04:13
A file picture showing a classic car with the flag of the USA passing by the Office of US interests in Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, July 20, 2015. EPA/ERNESTO MASTRASCUSA

The bid to escape poverty in Cuba has left hundreds of Cuban deserters -the majority of them doctors- in an equally untenable position in Venezuela.

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A file picture showing a classic car with the flag of the USA passing by the Office of US interests in Cuba, in Havana, Cuba, July 20, 2015. EPA/ERNESTO MASTRASCUSA

Tucson City Council Votes to Oppose Trump's Border Wall

 06/07/2017 - 05:21
La ciudad de Tucson, Arizona, con la cordillera de Santa Catalina al fondo. Foto: Wikipedia
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On Tuesday, Tucson City Council voted unanimously to oppose President Trump’s proposed border wall and prevent the city from doing business with companies that agree to work on the wall.

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The city of Tucson, in Arizona, with Santa Catalina mountains on the background. Photo: Wikipedia

80 Cuban doctors desert Venezuela, await US visas in Bogota

 04/18/2017 - 05:22
A group of Cuban doctors, in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 16, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ
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Some 180 Cuban doctors, up to now part of their island's medical mission in Venezuela, have deserted that country and are now waiting in Bogota in hopes the United States will provide them with visas.

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A group of Cuban doctors, in Bogota, Colombia on Apr. 16, 2017. EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ

"Wall of backpacks" set up as immigrant exhibit in opposition to Trump

 03/23/2017 - 06:11
View of the "State of Exception" exhibit at the Parsons School of Design, in New York, United States on Mar. 22, 2017. EFE/AGUSTIN DE GRACIA
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A "wall of backpacks" abandoned by dozens of migrants who crossed the Sonoran Desert trying to reach the United States is on display - and is still being added to - as an exhibit in New York in answer to the immigration policy of President Donald Trump.

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View of the "State of Exception" exhibit at the Parsons School of Design, in New York, United States on Mar. 22, 2017. EFE/AGUSTIN DE GRACIA

[OP-ED]: On immigration, Trump is wilfully ignorant

 02/23/2017 - 08:54
Protesters hold banners during a protest over rising anti-immigrant raids and policies by the US president's administration. EFE

Is it just me or does anyone else get the feeling that President Trump and others in his administration don’t see any difference between unauthorized immigrants and those residing in our country legally?

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:49am
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Protesters hold banners during a protest over rising anti-immigrant raids and policies by the US president's administration. EFE

[OP-ED]: En inmigración, Trump es deliberadamente ignorante

 02/23/2017 - 08:01
Manifestantes sostienen pancartas durante una protesta por el aumento de las redadas y las políticas anti inmigrantes de la administración del presidente de EE.UU. EFE

¿Soy yo o alguien más tiene la sensación de que el presidente Trump y otros miembros de su gobierno no ven la diferencia entre los inmigrantes no-autorizados y los que viven en el país legalmente?

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:49am
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Manifestantes sostienen pancartas durante una protesta por el aumento de las redadas y las políticas anti inmigrantes de la administración del presidente de EE.UU. EFE