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[OP-ED]:DACA Opponents Are American Dream Killers

 08/22/2017 - 10:14
Prudence Powell (right) with his sons Jalen Latiner (left) and Bryana Nunes (center). Photo: Edwin López Moya AL DÍA News

Among the persons that provided poignant testimonials on positive benefits from DACA during the recent ceremony in Philadelphia’s City Hall commemorating the fifth anniversary of that fair-minded initiative instituted by former President Obama were two persons from countries that few ever connect with the controversy around undocumented immigrants in the United States.

[OP-ED]: Los opositores del DACA son asesinos del “sueño americano”

 08/22/2017 - 10:11
Prudence Powell (a la derecha) junto a sus hijos Jalen Latiner (a la izquierda) y Bryana Nunes (en el centro). Foto: Edwin López Moya/AL DÍA News

En la ceremonia llevada a cabo la semana pasada en la alcaldía de Filadelfia para celebrar el quinto aniversario del DACA, hubo dos personas en concreto que aportaron testimonios muy convincentes sobre los beneficios de este programa, instaurado por el expresidente Obama para dar estatus legal temporal a los inmigrantes que entraron ilegalmente en el país siendo menores.

[OP-ED]: America & me: A love story

 07/06/2017 - 14:05
A group of deported veterans protested in honor of deported veterans who have died outside the United States, and demanded changes to laws that would give veterans deported access to medical benefits. EFE

At the risk of setting off more fireworks, I’ve spent the days surrounding the Fourth of July trying to answer a question that has perplexed U.S. Latinos for generations. Whether the yardstick is starting businesses, creating jobs, spreading opportunity, serving in uniform or displaying optimism in hard times, America’s largest minority has shown time and again that we love this country. 

But does the country love us back?

[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

Trump Vs. Comey: Imprudence or conspiracy?

 05/17/2017 - 14:25
The House Intelligence Committee on May 16, 2017, requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all documents that its former director James Comey elaborated on his talks with President Donald Trump. This request comes after The New York Times revealed the existence of documents produced by Comey in order to document his conversations with Trump. EFE / Michael Reynolds / Shawn Thew.

Following statements by former FBI Director James Comey about the existence of memoranda stating President Trump's attempt to intervene in an official investigation into the law, the question arises as to whether the President would be guilty of recklessness or whether there is indeed a conspiracy between his closest advisers and Russia’s government.

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Gov. of California budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help immigrants facing deportation

 05/15/2017 - 02:57
Las familias Latinas como los Tuch, originarios de Guatemala, viven con miedo a las deportaciones bajo el gobierno de Trump.. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Governor of California Jerry Brown has included an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people facing risk of deportation, in response to the Trump administration’s though immigration policies.

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