Q&A: The Campaign to Get Richmond Covered

Interview by David Meza Editor’s note: Roxanne Carrillo Garza is the Hub Manager for Healthy Richmond, a 10-year initiative of The California Endowment that seeks to improve the health outcomes of Richmond residents. She spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter David Meza, at a recent health care enrollment event. David Meza: Can you summarize what Healthy […]

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Talk of Immigration Reform Fuels Spike in Fraud Cases

News Report • Maria Mejia | New America Media, REDWOOD CITY–Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas. A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed for divorce […]

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No Longer Illegal — Good Morning America Drops ‘i-Word’

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media The ABC news show Good Morning America has dropped use of the term “illegal” when describing immigrants in the country who have no documents to establish their legal residency. Earlier this week, anchors for the popular morning program opted instead for “undocumented Americans.” Immigrant rights groups across the country are […]

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One City, Two Success Stories

By Yaquelin Valencia My name is Yaquelin Valencia. I am 21-years-old, an undocumented Dreamer and a recent recipient of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). I was born in Aquila, Michoacán, Mexico. My mother brought me to the U.S. at the age of two, and I was raised in Richmond, California. I grew up with […]

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Berkeley Fourth-Graders Determined to Bring Classmate Back Home

Ed Note: On January 10, 2013 nine-year-old Rodrigo Guzman was detained along with his family by Immigration and Customs Enformcement (ICE) along the Texas-Mexico border. After determing their visas had expired, the family was sent back to Mexico and told they must wait five years before reapplying for a visa. Social Justice activist Mable Yee […]

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Trabajadores Agrícolas Alimentan a la Nación pero Pocos Tienen Cuidado de Salud

News Report • Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO – Alrededor de un 75 por ciento de los trabajadores agrícolas contratados en los Estados Unidos carecen de seguro de salud, la proporción más alta de cualquier categoría ocupacional principal. Más del 90 por ciento de ellos son nacidos en el extranjero (la mayor parte de México), jóvenes, […]

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At Craneway Pavillion, New U.S. Citizens Take the Oath

Photo Essay • Edgardo Cervano-Soto At Richmond’s Craneway Pavillion on March 5th, 75 immigrants from countries as varied as Yemen, Mexico and Japan, eagerly awaited their official certification as U.S. citizens. Carolyn Muzyka, the Western Regional Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced each candidate to the public before leading them all in the […]

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Undocumented Activists Get Organized With CCISCO

News Feature, Malcolm Marshall It’s a Monday evening in November at the CCISCO office in Richmond, and members of CLOUD, or Community Leaders Organizing Undocumented Dreamers, have come together to assist those interested in submitting a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application. The landmark DACA program, announced by President Obama last summer, allows undocumented […]

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New Hope for Undocumented Students with Deferred Action

News Feature, Iraida Santillan Alejandra was only nine years old when she left Jalisco, Mexico with her mother and younger sister to join their father in the United States. Alejandra’s father was already living in Richmond, CA along with three of her uncles. She crossed the border with a fake birth certificate and once she […]

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