Posts Tagged as "immigration"

#ManifestJustice: A Photo Essay

May 11, 2015 / By
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Photos and story by Alyssa Castro Last weekend, I took a trip to Los Angeles, CA to serve as a docent for Manifest Justice.

Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

March 16, 2015 / By
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Health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming, and some even outright scamming, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries by making them pay a penalty for not having health insurance. On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a statement clarifying that there is no such penalty for undocumented immigrants or for DACA recipients. DACA is a program announced by President Obama in 2012 that gives temporary protection against deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children.

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren’t Worried About Texas Judge’s Ruling

February 18, 2015 / By
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A federal judge on Monday blocked Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect. But while immigration reform advocates say they are confident the judge’s decision will be reversed, they are concerned about the uncertainty the ruling could generate within immigrant communities.

Community Reacts to Issues Raised At Merced Screening of US/Mexico Border Doc ‘Purgatorio’

February 11, 2015 / By
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by We’Ced reporters photos by Alyssa Castro and We’Ced reporters Ed Note: On January 31st, Merced resident and film maker Rodrigo Reyes screened Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border.

Obama’s Executive Action — Shadows Remain

January 13, 2015 / By
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The parents of Dreamers and existing DACA recipients, for example, will receive no help. Likewise for the parents whose children were not born in the United States. Despite having lived here for more than five years, paying taxes and generally being hard working people, they will watch from the sidelines -- alongside those who have been here for less than five years -- as many others begin their applications for employment authorization.