When he saw her profiled on a Spanish news special on ñongos -- underground encampments of the deported and homeless built in the canals of the US and Mexico border -- he knew he had to go save her. The family packed in the Ford Flex, drove down to the border, and pulled her out of a hole in the ground -- literally.
As people in California march and rally on this International Workers Day, one thing for sure that will be on the minds of many of the people is Immigration Reform. Tuscon criminal defense lawyer tells us whose in and whose left out.
In early April the Associated Press announced that it would no longer use the word “illegal” when referring to undocumented immigrants. Below, authors Andrew Lam, Helen Zia and Chitra Divakaruni offer their own views on the term “illegal” through the lens of the immigrant experience.
Adrian Avila is a 28 year old immigrant who recently recieved legal status, he writes about the"the power of transformation of undocumented to documented." This piece originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.
The contributions of immigrants in the Valley is undeniable. In Mountain View, efforts are underway to preserve the "Immigrant House" as a way to honor the immigrant story, but the campaign needs community support.
Having been invited to hear Obama deliver his immigration proposal, Adrian Avila, who was undocumented until only a few months ago, reflects on the historical significance of comprehensive immigration reform.
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