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Recently, San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights held a county wide forum to urge decision-makers to stop reporting youth to ICE. More than 250 people attended. Below is a compilation of original and mainstream media coverage.
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.
Police killings in Anaheim, California sparked local community protests, which were met with K-9 dogs and rubber bullets by police. An anonymous commentator says the Anaheim incidents is a national issue.
Having worked in both San Francisco, where minimum wage jobs pay $10.00 an hour, and in San Jose, where employers only have to pay $8.00 an hour, Anthony Mastracola shares his view on the impact the two dollar difference can make for youth and families.
Immigrants of all backgrounds and ages come to the San Jose Flea Market to sell their goods to survive and create their own American Dream -- to be their own boss. Commentator Manuel Rocha shares his story of working at the Flea Market as a young man, selling shoulder to shoulder with elders from around the globe. Photos also by Stephanie Flores, Jesus Medina, and video editing by Fernando Perez.
In the wake on Obama's "deferred action" policy, author and undocumented immigrant Juan Reyes recalls the challenges and struggles that comes with growing up as an American with no status. Illustration by Adrian Avila.
Writing, video, comic, and audio diaries from a generation of Bay Area youth and organizers from San Jose, Oakland, and San Francisco sharing the layered thoughts and emotions surrounding the new temporary work permit program.