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Journalist and author Eileen Truax visited the AL DÍA newsroom on Feb. 21 for an open conversation. Photo: Samantha Laub / AL DÍA News

Journalist and author Eileen Truax visited the AL DÍA newsroom on Wednesday to talk about DACA, immigration, her book about DREAMers, and more. 

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[OP-ED]: 100 años de ciudadanía estadounidense: ¿qué significa para los Portorriqueños?

 08/10/2016 - 09:26
A nation within a nation, "possessed and unwanted", as author Juan Gonzales writes in his book "Harvest of Empire," the diaspora boricua celebrates with pride their culture in the land of adoption, the United States of America.

Nos gustaría averiguarlo nosotros mismos.

Por esta razón, AL DÍA lanzó la semana pasada uno de los proyectos editoriales más excitantes en los 25 años de historia de este medio de comunicación independiente, fundado y dirigido por periodistas. Un medio ubicado aquí mismo, en Filadelfia, el segundo mayor enclave de la diáspora portorriqueña en los EEUU. 

[OP-ED]: 100 years of U.S. citizenship: What Does it mean for Puerto Ricans?

 08/09/2016 - 14:17
A nation within a nation, "possessed and unwanted", as author Juan Gonzales writes in his book "Harvest of Empire," the diaspora boricua celebrates with pride their culture in the land of adoption, the United States of America.

We would like to find out ourselves...

That is why AL DÍA launched last week one of the most exciting editorial projects during our 25 years of existence as an independent news outlet —owned and operated by journalists— here in Philadelphia, home to the second largest settlement of the large Puerto Rican Diáspora in the U.S.

Taking advantage of the DNC2016, which was hosted in our city the final week of July, AL DÍA launched an unique editorial crowd-sourcing project to document an untold, undocumented story: 

Latinos account for 13 percent of newcomers to Philly, Pew study shows

 07/22/2016 - 10:54
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Latinos account for just 13 percent of newcomers and Asians total about 15 percent, according to a study released by Pew Charitable Trusts. Non-Hispanic whites made up 50 percent of new arrivals to the City of Brotherly Love while representing just 36 percent of the total population.

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Advocates vow to keep fighting for immigration reform

 06/24/2016 - 15:59
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Erika Almiron from Philadelphia-based organization Vamos Juntos says she received countless phone calls immediately after the announcement was made. Community members and even activists within her organization were confused about how the ruling would impact their own status and whether enforcement priorities would swing back to ICE-led raids, which paralyzed parts of Philadelphia earlier this year.

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Undocumented Fears

 06/07/2016 - 11:06
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As presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to berate a California judge for his Mexican parentage and alleged conflict of interest in presiding over a case against Trump University, a more nuanced conversation is taking place in small cities throughout the United States.

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