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Advocates say path to citizenship is path to brighter economy for all

Advocates say path to citizenship is path to brighter economy for all

By Nela Lichtscheidl Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates released a study of Latino banking habits Tuesday that they said supports the case for a pathway to citizenship, which they said in turn opens the door to greater economic prosperity

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Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

By Emilie Eaton Cronkite News Family ties A six-year University of Arizona survey of people recently deported from the U.S. claims that family ties are a major reason for many who cross the border illegally. The survey of 1,113 deportees

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Reyna Montoya: Harnessing the power of community

Reyna Montoya: Harnessing the power of community

By Taylor Pineda Reyna Montoya’s story is truly a testament to what an impact community involvement can have over people’s lives. “After 1,838 signatures and 256 faxes, and after my dad had already spent nine months in detention, our community

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Advocates, officials spar over handling early ballots in Arizona

Advocates, officials spar over handling early ballots in Arizona

By AJ Vicens Cronkite New PHOENIX – In the run-up to last year’s general election, several political action groups worked to get residents of low-income and high-minority neighborhoods on Maricopa County’s permanent early voting list. As Nov. 6 approached, those

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We are a Nation of Immigrants

We are a Nation of Immigrants

By George Gascón, San Francisco  District Attorney As lawmakers in Washington D.C. debate the merits of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform bill, I am reminded of my own immigration story and my experience as a former Police Chief fighting anti-immigrant

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Constitutional amendment for victims’ rights

Constitutional amendment for victims’ rights

By Connor Radnovich Cronkite News Recognizing victims’ rights A House bill proposing a victims’ rights amendment to the Constitution says victims should have a right to: • Fairness, respect, and dignity … without denying the constitutional rights of the accused;

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Senators grill Napolitano on border-security metrics in reform bill

Senators grill Napolitano on border-security metrics in reform bill

By Connor Radnovich Cronkite News See related stories: ‘Gang of 8’ touts immigration-reform bill as best chance for change Immigration bill would triple border-crossing prosecutions in Tucson Immigration-reform bill criticized for going too far – or not going far enough

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Una voz mas entre millones por un sueño americano

Una voz mas entre millones por un sueño americano

Por Mariela Gomez de Ell Supero su temor a volar en avión por primera vez en su vida para formar parte de una comitiva con fines sociales.  Paty Llego junto con un grupo grande de Activistas .religiosos, artistas y miles

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Free citizenship classes for immigrants

Free citizenship classes for immigrants

If you have immigrated to the United States and want to become a citizen, Miriam Clark is offering citizenships classes. Clark says she decided to offer the classes free of charge (except for a $170 fee to file the documents)

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Attorneys, advocates to immigrants: Beware of notario fraud

Attorneys, advocates to immigrants: Beware of notario fraud

By AJ Vicens Cronkite News Resources: Arizona Attorney General’s Office The State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona’s anti-notario fraud page Tucson Better Business Bureau PHOENIX – Spanish-speaking immigrants working their way through the federal immigration system often seek

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