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African immigrants express frustration over California driver’s license hurdles

African immigrants express frustration over California driver’s license hurdles

African immigrants in the Bay Area are upset that many of them have to go through a secondary review process in order to apply for a California driver’s license under…

Does Obama’s DACA Make You More Dateable?

Does Obama’s DACA Make You More Dateable?

LONG BEACH, Calif.- Two years ago, everything seemed to fall into place for Chando Kem, from his mental state to his work and love life. That was when the Long…

Refugee elders escape Somali strife – now struggle to survive U.S. bureaucracy

Refugee elders escape Somali strife – now struggle to survive U.S. bureaucracy

FORT WAYNE, Ind.- Since arriving in the United States in 2004, Sugow Said, a Somali refugee, has desired to become a U.S. citizen. But the Saids, who fled Somalia’s murderous…

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

For Nigerian Americans, opting for all possible medical treatments for the ailing parents is normal. “This thinking represents the family caring and the filial duty in our culture. Especially, we…

Obama announces unilateral action on immigration

Obama announces unilateral action on immigration

After Rep. John Boehner told President Obama last week that House Republicans would continue to block a vote on immigration reform this year, Obama today announced that he is directing…

How to fight the ‘biggest wave of voter suppression’ since 1965

How to fight the ‘biggest wave of voter suppression’ since 1965

The same morning Hillary Clinton was using her highly visible stature at the recent American Bar Association convention to call for increased protection for Americans’ right to vote, North Carolina…

After DOMA ruling, new life for binational same-sex couples

After DOMA ruling, new life for binational same-sex couples

NEW YORK — On the day of their immigration interview, Catriona Dowling waited patiently at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Denver, Colorado. At her side were…

Colorado grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants

Colorado grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law on Wednesday a measure that grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, making Colorado the eighth state in the nation to pass such a…

Protestors target excessive phone rates for immigrant detainees

Protestors target excessive phone rates for immigrant detainees

At the West County Detention Facility, inmates can pay upwards of $20 for a five-minute phone call to friends, relatives or lawyers. While the high rates are a cash cow…

Aging undocumented Immigrants – a burden or a boon?

Aging undocumented Immigrants – a burden or a boon?

As the debate over immigration reform tugs predictably back in Washington, an undercurrent of ageism and disability bias has been flowing beneath more obvious racial and class implications. Take, for…

Undocumented immigrants come out of the fiscal shadows to pay taxes

Undocumented immigrants come out of the fiscal shadows to pay taxes

Under the 7 train on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, shops line the street catering to immigrants. A bakery has an ATM that makes deposits straight into accounts in Mexico. An…