California Farmworker: Picking Peas Should Bring a Better Life

First Person, Rosalia Martinez, as told to David Bacon | New America Media

Editor’s note: In this last installment in a three part series on California farmworkers by NAM contributor, David Bacon, an undocumented Triqui Indian farmworker in Greenfield, Ca., speaks of poverty and health problems as the result of long hours working in the fields.

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Activists Call on Immigrant Communities to Keep Applying for DACA

News Report, Nayoon Jin |New America Media Posted: Apr 03, 2015 OAKLAND – Putri Siti is on track to graduate from UC Berkeley this year. But as an undocumented student, there was a time not long ago when her future was much less certain. “When others were worrying about what major to choose and which class to take, […]

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Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

 News Report, Viji Sundaram| New America Media A new scam targeting immigrants has gotten the attention of Uncle Sam. Health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming, and some even outright scamming, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries by making them pay a penalty for not having health insurance. On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue […]

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Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Ethnic Communities

News Report, George White | New America Media LOS ANGELES – To Lang Zhao, the business she expected to ship her valuable package to in China appeared to be legitimate. After all, the clerk at the shipping store in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park gave her a tracking code after she paid the […]

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No ‘Executive Action’ for Environmental Migrants

News Report, Jenny Manrique,  New America Media Posted: Dec 06, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO – As government officials and climate experts from around the world meet this week in Lima, Peru for a U.N. climate conference, tens of thousands worldwide have already been displaced by the effects of climate change. Some have remained within their country of origin, while […]

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Getting Richmond Covered

By Nancy DeVille As open enrollment continues for benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Richmond health advocates are making an extra push to help residents learn what their options are. Through February, Californians who currently don’t have access to health plans through an employer or private insurer can obtain coverage through Covered California, the state’s […]

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In U.S., Undocumented People Can Donate But Not Receive Organs

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media    SAN PABLO, Calif. – Without treatment to replace her failing kidneys, Olga knows she will die. The 37-year-old single mother is desperate to get a transplant so she can get well enough to nurture and provide for her three children again – something she hasn’t been able to […]

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Richmond Rolls Out City ID Cards

News Report, Nancy DeVille Richmond is the latest Bay Area city to offer a municipal identification card with the goal of allowing residents to open bank accounts and gain access to other services. The Richmond City ID Prepaid MasterCard program provides qualifying residents with an official form of identification that includes an optional prepaid debit […]

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