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One of the sculptures, by José Lemus, on display as part of the Vidas Suspendidas/Suspended Lives exhibition at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens through Nov. 18. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

The three-dimensional self-portraits, displayed as part of the Vidas Suspendidas/Suspended Lives project, narrate the journeys of nine Latinx artists living in Philadelphia.

[OP-ED]: New York’s Pioneering Initiative Gives Immigrants a Fighting Chance

 04/11/2017 - 15:17
In a groundbreaking decision, New York state’s 2017-2018 budget earmarks $10 million to provide free legal assistance to immigrants, $4 million of which have specifically been assigned to provide lawyers to all immigrants at risk of deportation by expanding the Vera Institute of Justice’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP).

The Trump administration’s extreme anti-immigration policies have terrorized immigrant communities all over the country, but New York, living up to its reputation as the quintessential immigrant state, is becoming the first in the nation to provide a fighting chance to all poor immigrants facing deportation.

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[OP-ED]: On sanctuary cities, conservatives are driven to distortion

 04/10/2017 - 08:33
Thousands of undocumented students covered by the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) claim during Dallas' "Megamarch 2017" more security for themselves and their families, who feel "continually threatened" By the strong immigration rhetoric of the president of the United States, Republican Donald Trump. EFE

 Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz would tell his students the oft-repeated secret to good lawyering. 

“When the law is on your side,” Dershowitz would say, “pound the law into the table. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts into the table. And when neither the law nor the facts are on your side, just pound the table.”

Justicia de EEUU convierte en indefinido el bloqueo al veto migratorio Trump

 03/30/2017 - 04:14
People carrying inflatable rafts, a form of transportation used by refugees, march against the Trump administration's proposed immigration and refugee policies in front of a Trump Building in lower Manhattan in New York, New York, USA, 28 March 2017. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Un juez convirtió este miércoles en indefinido el hasta ahora bloqueo temporal que regía sobre el segundo veto migratorio con el que el presidente, Donald Trump, pretendía prohibir la entrada a ciudadanos de seis países de mayoría musulmana y a los refugiados.

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Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick

The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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