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Articles by Cesar Flores

Infographic: Santa Clara Community Supports Policy That Keeps ICE Out of Jails

This infographic shares the results of the first of its kind in the country survey, asking Santa Clara County community members (immigrant and non-immigrant) about how issues of trust are impacted by policies that keep ICE away from the local jail system.

The Everyday Yogi: One Man's Journey to Find Himself Through Yoga

He started practicing yoga to feel better physically. But after learning the practice through teachers, videos and books, says the true essence of yoga has little to do with tying yourself in knots.

An Act of Trust: How Keeping ICE Out of Jails Builds Community Cooperation

Santa Clara County has been lauded nationally by immigrant rights advocates for its policy of keeping ICE out of its jails. Two years after the implementation of the policy, local community members, faith leaders, and civil rights groups share their observations of how the policy has built needed trust in the county.

DC Decisions Shake My San Jose Home -- How the Sequester Hit My Family

The term "sequester" -- referring to the federal budget cuts that went into effect in March due to the Congress failing to agree to a budget -- seemed like a distant issue to San Jose writer Cesar Flores. But those decisions in DC cost his dad his job here in San Jose, and the family is doing what they can to hold on.

Stories of the Uninsured in Riverside

The following video shares the experiences of attendees of the We Connect health fair held in Riverside, California on March 2, 2013. Interviews feature a young woman who just found out she qualified for health care, a resident who can now get medical services for his diabetes and dental needs ...

PANES CON POLLO FUNDRAISER: MONDAY, 2/25/2013 -- Help Stop a Deportation and Keep the Preza Family Together

Real immigration reform means keeping families together, and it starts with stopping deportations. Please help the Preza family stop the deportation of their oldest son Cesar. This family has been through hell and back in the last ten years. Every one of the family members now reside in the US after fleeing civil war in El Salvador, and deporting Cesar will bring him great harm. With the support of his family, El Buen Pastor Redwood City, Silicon Valley De-Bug’s ACJP, and (now YOU!), we can help bring Cesar home.

ICE Breaker Championships Raises Legal Funds For Young Immigrant and Sparks Unexpected Soccer Feud Between SJ and EPA

Supported by the local civil rights community, De-Bug's ACJP was able to raise the legal funds needed for a fourteen year old to fight a deportation order. The soccer tournament also turned out to be an epic sporting event that has redefined the concept of competition.

Raise the Wage Video Series - Elisha

This video features CAFE-J member Elisha St. Laurant, who has helped organize to put the proposal to raise San Jose's minimum wage to 10.00 an hour on the ballot. Elisha, a single mother, makes the case as to why poverty should not be tolerated in Silicon Valley. Video produced by Cesar Flores and Earvin Villaflor. Learn more about the campaign at: raisethewagesj.com.

Art In Soul

Sherilynn Blevins is a life long artist. She tells her story as an artist, explaining how art to her is so powerful that it moves her instead of the other way around.

"You Should Buy Both" -- A Mexican Mother's Words to Her American Daughter

As part of a multimedia series called "Arriving and Becoming: The Silicon Valley Story as Told by Immigrant Elders", Stephanie Flores tells the story of struggle and happiness of her mother through a powerful photo essay and a moment of shopping.
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