A Central-American family is mourning in Los Angeles after finding out that their young son was killed in his native Honduras. But in addition to the family grief, there is indignation in the community because according to advocates, his death could have been avoided. The young Honduran man had sought refuge in the United States, fleeing threats from gangs, but immigration authorities underestimated the predicament and deported him earlier this year.
The primary election season is about to end, and the next round will be June 7th in several states, including the big prize: California. In the Democrats’ race, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders come to California at a technical tie, with a debate so heated that leaders see it hard to save future unity of the party.
(Español) “En un solo día, vimos 194 mil 655 registros o actualizaciones en el sitio de registro… Está clarísimo, los californianos de todas las edades quieren votar, es emocionante ver tanto interés, especialmente de la gente joven. Para muchos de ellos, será la primera vez que votarán y es esto es algo fabuloso”, sostuvo Padilla.
(Español) Este proyecto es una colaboración entre dos de las mayores emisoras, First Focus y la Organización Nacional de Defensores de los Inmigrantes, como We Belong Together, United We Dream, MonsRising y America’s Voice Fund.
(Español) Los maestros disidentes de la Reforma Educativa, que muchos piensan es más una reforma laboral, demandan un dialogo abierto y público con el gobierno federal, “de cara a la sociedad sobre una verdadera reforma educativa, que integre todos los componentes del Sistema Educativo Nacional”.
Now let’s go south of the border, to Baja California, and more precisely, to the indigenous town of San José de la Zorra, home to more than 200 Kumiai people, whose territory was cut in two when the U.S. took what is now California from Mexico. More than a century and a half after having been separated by the border, the Kumiai people are still struggling to get out of poverty and stop more land from being stolen.
his week a California law went into effect that expands the public health insurance program Medi-Cal to include undocumented children from low-income families. Meanwhile, the author of this historic law is back at it in the legislature with a bill that would allow adults without papers to buy health plans on the state insurance exchange Covered California.
The case of an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco who was detained by immigration agents after reporting his car stolen, attracted attention because it shows a clear double standard: the act of reporting a crime to the police is applauded when done by a citizen, but when this undocumented immigrant did it, he was subjected to severe punishment.
(Español) Esta ley ha resultado del arduo trabajo de una amplia coalición de organizaciones estatales que luchan por el derecho a la salud en compañía de agrupaciones pro inmigrantes.
(Español) Viendo la presencia de los agentes en la puerta del vecino, dio la voz de alarma. Llamó a un pastor, defensor de la comunidad, y dejó un recado en el buzón de voz de una activista comunitaria.