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Gisele Barreto Fetterman, the activist who could become Pennsylvania's next second lady, challenges the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has invaded the U.S. political spectrum. Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

As a child, Gisele Barreto Fetterman was an undocumented immigrant in the U.S. She went on to devote her life to the service of others and now she could become Pennsylvania's next second lady.

Florida's undocumented farmworkers especially hit hard by Irma

 09/29/2017 - 05:04
Undated photo provided by the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) on Sept. 28, 2017 showing a house damaged by Hurricane Irma, in Immokalee, Florida, USA. EPA-EFE/RCMA

The hurricane's human cost is particularly apparent in Immokalee, a southwestern Florida town of around 20,000 inhabitants where approximately half of the population are undocumented farmworkers from Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti who work in tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pumpkin fields.

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Sessions calls for punishing, not protecting, criminals in sanctuary cities

 08/17/2017 - 05:09
A group of people protest against the immigration policies of President Donald Trump during the visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami on Aug. 16, 2017. Sessions urged the local authorities to follow the example set by Miami-Dade County of "punishing, not protecting" criminals during a speech in which he criticized Chicago's policies. EFE/Giorgio Viera

In Miami, Sessions lambasted so-called "sanctuary cities" - municipalities and other local entities that refuse to cooperate with voluntary immigration programs and including Chicago and San Francisco - and he blamed them for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

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10th immigrant found in overheated tractor-trailer dies in Texas

 07/25/2017 - 05:37
Photo taken on July 23, 2017, of the tractor-trailer without air conditioning found in San Antonio, Texas, to contain 38 suspected undocumented immigrants, of whom the 10th died on Monday, July 24, in a San Antonio Hospital. EFE/Darren Abat

 Among the dead was a so-called Dreamer, a migrant brought to the United States as a young child. Another 30 undocumented immigrants packed in the trailer were still alive but gasping from the lack of oxygen and the sweltering heat. They were taken to nearby hospitals where 17 are in critical condition.

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With information from EFE