Still from the new Hulu series "East Los High" one of the shows the company is targeting at young Latinos.
Regents reject step toward lower migrant tuition - Arizona Republic The Arizona Board of Regents turned down a proposal to reduce the cost of college for students without legal status. Right now, so-called Dreamers have to pay out-of-state tuition rates - which can amount to double the in-state tuition, according to the report. One regent wanted to limit tuition for dreamers to 110 percent of in-state tuition, but there were questions as to whether the move would hold up legally.
John F. Kennedy represented change for the Latino community - Imperial Valley Press On the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, some Latino academics reflect on the appeal of the country's 35th president. Isaac Garcia, Brigham Young University history professor and author of “Viva Kennedy: Mexican Americans in Search of Camelot," explained that Mexican-American activists cultivated the "Viva Kennedy" image to advance their own goals. But, Kennedy realized he needed minority support to win the election, and a day before he was killed, made a brief appearance at a dinner held by League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to show his appreciation.
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Kent Tam, a recent graduate and Justino Mora, a student at UCLA were members of Team "Push for Reform" at the DREAMer Hackathon hosted by Fwd.us. The young coders won the award for best advocacy tool for a Web application that informs constituents about how their politicians stand on immigation reform.
Two LA coders were winners in a 25-hour hackathon competition that asked 'Dreamers' brought illegally to the United States as children to come up with ways to help the immigration reform movement.
Kent Tam, a graduate of UCLA, and Justino Mora, who is currently enrolled at the school, were part of a team that won the award for best “advocacy” tool at the DREAMer Hackathon, hosted by Fwd.us. The pro-immigration reform advocacy group was co-founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Tam, Mora and their teammates created a web application that allows users to enter their zip code to see who represents them in Congress, as well as where those representatives stand on immigration reform. Each member of Congress gets a letter grade, based on information from Fwd.us and the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group.
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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan wait to board an aircraft during the evacuation of hundreds of survivors on November 12, 2013 in Tacloban, Philippines. In the deadly storm's aftermath, U.S. organizations and lawmakers have petitioned the federal government to grant temporary protected status to Philippine nationals.
In the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines earlier this month, efforts are afoot to convince U.S. officials to grant Philippine nationals protection from deportation.
The designation is known informally as TPS, short for temporary protected status. It's typically granted to immigrants from countries affected by natural disasters or war, allowing them to live and work legally in the United States for a specific period of time.
In recent days, Filipino American organizations, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a growing list of lawmakers have been petitioning the federal government to grant TPS to Philippine nationals who are here on temporary visas or without legal status.
Congressman Xavier Becerra of California is one of 28 House members who signed a letter to Homeland Security officials this week. With damaged infrastructure and millions displaced, the Philippines is in no shape to handle returning nationals, Becerra said.
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A naturalization ceremony on June 21, 2013 in New York City. President Obama's recent willingness to consider a piecemeal approach to immigration reform has prompted questions about alternatives to a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, and how limited of legal status they may accept.
Illegal immigrants are divided over the importance of citizenship - New York Times President Obama's recent willingness to consider a piecemeal approach to immigration reform has prompted questions about how limited of legal status some immigrants might accept. While a path to citizenship is the ultimate goal of immigration reform backers, some say protection from deportation and the ability to work legally is a good enough first step.
Why immigrant detainees still aren't safe from abuse - Frontline A federal Government Accountability Office report finds that immigrant detainees still have trouble reporting sexual abuse and assault, and are sometimes deported before allegations are fully investigated. From the story: "Detainees often don’t report abuse for several reasons, including fear of retribution. But when they do, the government doesn’t always track the claims or report them through the proper channels."
Immigration reform supporters during a march this year in Sacramento, Calif. With no progress so far on a comprehensive immigration overhaul, President Obama is now indicating that he may accept a piecemeal approach to reforming the system, as proposed by many House Republicans.
Obama says he could back piecemeal immigration overhaul - Wall Street Journal President Obama said Tuesday in an interview that he's amenable to accepting what House Republicans have been pushing all along: A piecemeal approach to immigration reform. From the story: "Mr. Obama has long favored the sweeping immigration bill that passed the Senate in June, but the House has made clear it wouldn't consider that measure." Efforts to pass a comprehensive overhaul have so far failed.
The billionaire and the immigrant - Mark Zuckerberg and Carlos Vargas join forces in Silicon Valley for immigration reform - Fox News Latino Vargas, a 28-year-old unauthorized immigrant who arrived in the U.S. as a child, is one of 20 young immigrants chosen to take part in an immigration "hackathon" this week in Silicon Valley orchestrated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders. The idea is to develop applications and other projects to help pass immigration reform.