Archive for October 15th, 2010

October 15, 2010

Forever Young

by Jennifer Turano

I had just turned three when my younger brother was born. I was amazed at this chubby little creature and I remember wanting to hold him all the time. My mom made me sit on the bed so that I wouldn’t drop him. He was so heavy I could only hold him for a while before mom had to take him, but soon I’d be asking to hold him again. It was easier when my older brother held him, then I could stroke his cheek or kiss his pink lips without a worry in the world. We had this big, red “bowl” we would bathe him in – I remember that red bowl so well.

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October 15, 2010

Sharing the Diplomas

by Cristina Villarreal

I must admit, I have the best group of friends from college.  They truly are lifelong friends, but what impresses me most about my Latino friends from college is their commitment to public service.  They work in high schools, universities, government, and non-profits.  Granted, there are Latinos in many different fields, but I have noticed that my “educated” Latino friends overwhelmingly have chosen careers where they are serving the public and those who have not, volunteer and are active in their communities.  I wonder if this is a cultural reaction or the result of a sense of obligation.

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October 15, 2010

What Do You Know About Immigration Enforcement

by Viktoria Valenzuela

According to the Detention Watch Network, Families for Freedom, Immigrant Defense Project, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild it is key for communities to understand immigration basics in order to be able to help loved ones and friends both inside and outside the courts.  I won’t cover every bit of info offered in the 114 page booklet “Immigration 101” but a few things to know and recognize are:

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