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The Son of Immigrants, Sen. Alex Padilla’s First Bill Would Offer Citizenship to Essential Workers

United States Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is a homegrown success story.  As the son of immigrant parents from Mexico, raised in Pacoima, a student at San Fernando High, Padilla is using his life experiences to fortify his first national bill. He has introduced potentially groundbreaking legislation  that would offer citizenship to essential workers.  It’s fitting […]

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Beware of Secret Santa Chain Letters and Other Holiday Pyramid Scams

Every December, a group of long time friends living in the San Fernando Valley circulate a “Secret Santa” chain letter on their Facebook pages inviting other women they know to participate.   The letter instructs them to add their name and address to the list of names and they will receive gifts mailed to them. […]

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The Census Count Has Ended – What Happens Next?

One would think the President of the United States would have wanted to ensure that all residents be counted, but that was not the case with Donald Trump. The Trump administration had pushed to have the census count end September 30th and civil rights advocates pushed back and the deadline was extended to October 31, […]

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Manipulating the Vote: Disinformation That Threatens the US Elections

Now more than ever, our society is centered around the internet. Social media corporations have been growing more and more powerful each day and have been recognized as a significant contributor as the hub of communication and political activity.  While we have become attached to our cell phones consuming tweets, news, ads and information from […]

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COVID Outbreak Confirmed at Adelanto Detention Facility

As the Presidential campaign has turned away from the traditional calendar of events, even postponing political ads following President Trump’s testing positive for COVID-19 has secured around the clock coverage — enhanced by his daily staged theatrics — many crucial issues are not getting a trickle of attention.     Among the most crucial: thousands […]

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Civil Rights Advocates Urge Support for Prop 16

Voters will be asked this November to vote on Proposition 16, a state-wide ballot measure that could reinstate affirmative action. If Proposition 16, passes, the measure would repeal the 1996 voter-approve Proposition 209, and would restore the ability for government, contracting and education systems to consider race and gender in their hiring and admissions decisions. […]

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Star Wars’ “Angelversary” March Held for Actor Vanessa Marquez

An “Angelversary” march and rally was held Sunday, Aug. 30, to “never forget” the tragic killing of actor Vanessa Marquez by South Pasadena police, and also acknowledge other families in similar circumstances. Mothers who’ve lost their own loved ones at the hands of the police joined the march, which began in front of the actor’s […]

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Going Back to School — Now Means Staying At Home

As the fall semester begins, the “Back-to-School” shelves at local stores look like they’ve barely been touched. There hasn’t been the same fervor to buy new school clothes or supplies.   After all, school has started, but — again — students aren’t “going back to school.” The sidewalks are empty, no school bells are ringing, there […]

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Trump’s Four Years of Anti-Immigration Policy Causes Great Harm

President Donald Trump has made good on his promises to carry out an anti-immigrant agenda over the last four years and it’s likely his race for a second term will continue to target working immigrants and their children with policy changes, including new bans on worker’s visas, threats of deportation and his signature immigrant bashing […]

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Trump Attempts to Thwart Policy to Utilize Full Census Count During Reapportionment Process

Starting Aug. 11, census takers will begin knocking on the doors of households that have, so far, failed to respond to the Census questionnaire either online or by mail.  However, President Donald Trump has continued action to derail the effort to fully consider the count of every person — including undocumented immigrants living in the […]

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