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Student Loans: Boon or Peril?

The costs of higher education have been transferred from the society to the student and federal policy changed from grants to loans, setting the stage for the current student debt crisis, says a prominent leader in higher education.  While Latino students don’t borrow more than the rest, they end up with more hardships to graduate […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
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Alabama Schools: “Show Me Your Papers”?

Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers or birth certificates in violation of federal laws. Hundreds of families have reported problems when enrolling their children in school, raising the presumption of discrimination based on their immigration status. State officials are releasing […]

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Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

Human rights advocates call on Washington to give detained migrant children detained a humane treatment and refugee status. A Republican congressman who played a key role on immigration in the House says he was told by House Republican leaders that immigration reform is dead. Pulitzer-winner undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained by Border Patrol […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Alvarado Sisters.

Three teenage, exiled minors continue their search for their mother and for justice, more than four years after their mother was abducted and disappeared allegedly by Mexican soldiers in the northern state of Chihuahua, an unprecedented case that is being investigated by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights. The Alvarado sisters have formed the group […]

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Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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World Cup Finals.

Fueled in part by young Latinos, the World Cup fever is catching up in the U.S. As the tournament gets into its final stage, commentators discuss the sudden surge of new viewers for Spanish-language networks in the U.S. and the controversial coverage by some TV commentators. Guests also talk about the highlights, hopes, suspense and […]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

President Obama is seeking support from Congress to expedite deportation of migrant children. Conservative protesters blocked three buses transporting detained immigrant families. Legal experts call on the White House to ensure due process and human treatment for detained child migrants. From Central America an expert discusses the crisis of violence experienced by some Central American […]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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Extreme School Segregation.

Extreme School Segregation. As the nation marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. BOE, a report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project finds that the schools of New York are the most segregated in the nation, and the schools of California are the most segregated for Latino students. What are the educational problems that are associated […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

This week’s marks the two anniversary of DACA, the program that defers deporting undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. Hundreds of thousands have yet to apply for the benefit. How can DACA reach them, especially those in rural areas? Analysts also comment on the role immigration played in the recent primary races of leading Republicans […]

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Holiday Edition: Young Maestros.

Inspired by El Sistema, a Venezuela program that has changed the lives of thousands of poor kids in more than 35 years, a classical orchestra in a California farming town is touching children’s lives trough the power of music. Children from farmworking families in Salinas spend hours learning to play classical musical instruments and their […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Campus Sexual Assaults.

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, most at the hands of someone they know. Few of those found responsible face tough punishment from the school. In response, the White House is launching a nationwide crackdown on sexual assault on college and university campuses and in schools, and support survivors. Are colleges […]

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