Immigration Reform: Renewing the Promise of America for All Families

Immigration Reform: Renewing the Promise of America for All Families

As a Korean American boy growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s, I was exposed to a tremendous amount of racism. I endured painful racial taunts and name-calling and got into more than my share of fights. Although I was born in Queens, N.Y., many kids and their parents at my elementary school considered me as an outsider, someone who didn’t belong here.

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The Immigrant Magazine Launches Digital Video Platform, TIM TV Hollywood On YouTube Channel

The Immigrant Magazine Launches Digital Video Platform, TIM TV Hollywood On YouTube Channel

The Immigrant Magazine is happy to announce the birth of its new online video platform on its YouTube channel TIM TV Hollywood. Created by The immigrant Magazine Inc., the mission of TIM TV Hollywood is to provide a digital platform that provides programs that explore the lifestyles and experiences of immigrants in America today.

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Underground Networks Spring Up to Help Migrant Kids in U.S.

Underground Networks Spring Up to Help Migrant Kids in U.S.

Priests, shopkeepers, doctors, lawyers, activists and even artists are among those who make up a network that is starting to spring up in the United States to help migrant kids – but they must keep the network underground to avoid attacks by anti-immigrant groups.

The exodus of undocumented children from their home countries to the United States, and the recent expressions of hate by anti-immigrant groups, led to the creation two weeks ago of a movement not seen since Central America’s civil wars.

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Why We are Suing the Government on Behalf of All Children Facing Deportation

Why We are Suing the Government on Behalf of All Children Facing Deportation

The thousands of children fleeing violence and persecution and seeking refuge in the United States have brought to the forefront the issue of how our immigration system deals with children. The current system subjects kids to the same deportation laws as adults. They are ordered to appear in immigration court, where they face off against a prosecutor, and a judge calls upon them to mount their own defense against deportation.

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Unaccompanied Children -- A Failure of Compassion

Unaccompanied Children — A Failure of Compassion

President Obama anounced June 30 that he is “providing the DHS Secretary additional authority to exercise discretion in processing the return and removal of unaccompanied minor children from non-contiguous countries like Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.”

“This includes fulfilling our legal and moral obligation to make sure we appropriately care for unaccompanied children who are apprehended,” the president stated in his letter to Congress, “while taking aggressive steps to surge resources to our Southwest border to deter both adults and children from this dangerous journey, increase capacity for enforcement and removal proceedings, and quickly return unlawful migrants to their home countries.”

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For One Immigrant, Border Crisis Highlights Benefits of Citizenship

For One Immigrant, Border Crisis Highlights Benefits of Citizenship

NEW YORK — As Carolina Solano follows the mounting crisis on the southern border, her maternal instincts tell her to protect the unaccompanied migrant children streaming into the United States from Central America.

“I just feel very sad about the children,” said Solano, an immigrant from Honduras. “It is such a huge risk … just to get reunited with their parents.”

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Sitting On Top of the World By Steven L. Richards

Sitting On Top of the World By Steven L. Richards

Many German Jews who survived Nazi Germany and escaped to America as children preferred to forget their painful stories rather than share them. Kurt Wagner was one of them—until Steven Richards, an attorney in Chicago, met Kurt and learned that he was raised a Jew and spent time in a concentration camp while his brother was raised a Christian and joined the Hitler Youth Corps.

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Public Demonstration at LA County Democratic Party Headquarters to urge legal relief to law abiding - tax paying undocumented immigrants

Public Demonstration at LA County Democratic Party Headquarters to urge legal relief to law abiding – tax paying undocumented immigrants

Los Angeles, Ca June 18, 2014, at ten thirty in the morning roughly thirty activists of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition gathered in front of the Los Angeles Democratic Party headquarters to advocate for immigration reform. Led by Juan Jose Gutierrez, a coordinator for the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, various prominent members of LA’s Latino community spoke in passionate favor of immigration reform that would end the widespread deportation and exploitation of undocumented workers and the separation of immigrant families.

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8th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Announces Winners

8th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Announces Winners

Los Angeles, CA – The Asteria came out to play at the Closing Night Gala of the 8th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Sunday, June 8, with their annual Orpheus Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Following the screening of Yorgos Tsemberopoulos’ award-winning THE ENEMY WITHIN, hosts Banshee’s Christos Vasilopoulos and actress Chrissa Loukas took center stage to begin the closing night awards ceremony.

The duo then introduced the troupe from Stella Adler who performed against a projected video graphically portraying the history of performance from the ancient times to modernity.

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