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The return of the mighty migrant dollar: Remittances to Mexico climb

Frontera NorteSur

A robust flow of remittances to Mexico has returned from the decline marked after the 2008 world economic crisis. As the new year turned the corner, the official Bank of Mexico reported that dollars sent home from migrants working abroad totaled $22.576.35 billion from January to November 2015, ringing up a 5.44 percent increase from the similar period in 2014.

Task force on new Americans highlights importance of immigrant media

(Image courtesy of New America Media.)

(Image courtesy of New America Media.)

Elena Shore | New America Media

When President Obama announced his executive actions on Nov. 20, the two most controversial programs got the most attention. The expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the launch of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), which would temporarily protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, were blocked from going into effect by a federal judge, a decision that is now being appealed.

FNS: Dreamers, deportees and daredevils: Justice for migrant children and youth

 

The fence along the US-Mexico border is yet another symbol of the Unites States' broken immigration policy.

The fence along the US-Mexico border is yet another symbol of the Unites States’ broken immigration policy.

FNS Note: A review of the 11th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium held last month at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. This article is dedicated to the memory of Nohemi Alvarez Quillay.

Kent Paterson | Frontera NotrteSur

Maria Eugenia Ponce grew up in what she calls “Puebla York.” Brought to the Big Apple as a young girl in the 1990s, Ponce recalled her undocumented parents working very hard to pay for private schools so their children could get ahead in life. But as she became older, the daughter of migrants from the Mexican state of Puebla grew increasingly restive when she was told to be quiet and not draw attention to herself.

Study: Undocumented immigrants rely on ‘luck’ to stay healthy

(Image courtesy of New America Media.)

(Image courtesy of New America Media.)

Viji Sundaram | New America Media

BERKELEY, Calif. – Undocumented immigrants’ ability to stay healthy might come down to a matter of luck. That’s one of the findings that emerged from a study released this week by The Greenlining Institute, a national research and advocacy organization.

Undocumented mother sees power in telling her story

Griselda Nevarez | Voxxi

Ingrid Vaca is out to tell her story of what it’s like to be an undocumented mother living in the United States, because she believes it is the best way to build support for immigration reform.

“We need to put our voices out there so that people can hear us and see that we’re not all bad people,” Vaca told VOXXI. “We are hardworking people, and we have children who’ve grown up here and are contributing a lot to our society.”

A visionary’s dream for a violence-free land

Editor’s note: In continuing our series on gender and violence issues, Frontera NorteSur offers the second of two articles on a New Mexico community organization that struggles against domestic violence in the Spanish-speaking immigrant community.

Kent Paterson | Frontera NorteSur

Claudia Medina had little inkling of how her life path would change when she came to New Mexico a quarter-century ago. An older sister who had already settled in Santa Fe told her that the University of New Mexico (UNM) down the road in Albuquerque would be a good place for a Spanish-speaker to pursue graduate studies while mastering English.

Immigrant women rise against domestic violence

Editor’s note: In continuing our series on gender violence issues, Frontera NorteSur offers the first of two articles on a New Mexico community organization that struggles against domestic violence in the Spanish-speaking immigrant community.

Kent Paterson | Frontera NorteSur

Off a busy Albuquerque boulevard, one of the city’s most vital services goes on quietly with its work. Now 13 years old, Enlace Communitario, or Community Link, works non-stop to prevent and resolve domestic violence among the Duke City’s large, Spanish-speaking immigrant population.

Democrats, faith groups make last push for immigration reform this year

Immigration reform supporters give their blessing Tuesday to people who are fasting in tents on the National Mall near the Capitol. Five volunteers have committed to fasting for an immigration reform bill that includes to citizenship. (SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodríguez)

Immigration reform supporters give their blessing Tuesday to people who are fasting in tents on the National Mall near the Capitol. Five volunteers have committed to fasting for an immigration reform bill that includes to citizenship. (SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodríguez)

There’s still time, reform proponents say

Andres Rodriguez | Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress, along with faith and labor groups, are making one last push to pass comprehensive immigration reform by the end of the year, despite warnings that the House leadership has no plans to cooperate.

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