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Elena Shore es editora y coordinadora de medios latinos en New America Media donde es codirectora del Proyecto de Mujeres Inmigrantes.


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Elena Shore is an editor at New America Media and is co-director of NAM's Women Immigrants Project.
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Cantor's Defeat Could Put Immigration Reform in Obama's Court

(3) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 5:11 PM

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was quickly interpreted by national media as a signal that immigration reform was dead on arrival. But for immigration reform advocates, the strategy has not changed and hope for reform is not dead: It may just be in the hands of President...

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Houston Coalition Aims to Naturalize More Immigrants

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 2:28 PM

When Thanh Bui took her citizenship test, she was overcome with anxiety. The 78-year-old Vietnamese refugee was so nervous that she wasn't able to answer the questions. After failing twice, she started to wonder if she should give up on her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.

That's when she...

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Naturalize Now -- Citizenship Application to Double in Length

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 12:21 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Two days after being sworn in as a U.S. citizen, 71-year-old Tongan American Sione Vanisi smiled broadly, holding a miniature American flag and proudly showing off his citizenship certificate as reporters snapped his photo.

"I was here for 40 years and I'm glad I'm a citizen,"...

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Citizenship Campaign Ramps Up in Detroit

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 8:14 AM

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Barbara Kochanek, 72, was on the verge of giving up on her dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. The Polish immigrant didn't speak much English and she was scared she wouldn't pass the test.

But the staff at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit -- a...

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El miedo, idioma y el dinero - los medios étnicos de San José abordan las barreras a la ciudadanía

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 7:58 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Adrián Ávila tiene previsto solicitar la ciudadanía por una razón importante.

"Lo estoy haciendo por mi madre", dice Ávila.

Ávila, un productor de contenido para la revista bilingüe Silicon Valley De-Bug en San José, llegó a Estados Unidos con su madre cuando tenía seis años.

Ahora...

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Fear, Language and Money: San Jose Ethnic Media Tackle Barriers to Citizenship

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Adrian Avila plans to apply for citizenship for one major reason.

"I'm doing it for my mother," said Avila.

Avila, a content producer at the bilingual magazine Silicon Valley De-Bug in San Jose, came to the United States with his mother when he was six-years-old.

Now 29, he...

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Common Cause Unites Women, LGBT and Immigrant Rights Leaders

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 8:09 PM

HOUSTON -- Eddy Arias didn't know he was undocumented when he came to the United States at the age of 14. That didn't stop immigration authorities from detaining Arias two years ago, during a routine traffic stop.

He spent 61 days in an immigration detention center -- and because he...

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Una causa común une a líderes de derechos de las mujeres, LGBT y de los inmigrantes

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 5:31 PM

HOUSTON - Eddy Arias no sabía que era indocumentado cuando llegó a los Estados Unidos a la edad de 14 años. Eso no impidió que las autoridades de inmigración detuvieran a Arias hace dos años, durante una parada de tráfico de rutina.

Pasó 61 días en un centro de detención...

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Es Sacramento, no Washington, que marca el paso para la reforma migratoria

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 6:22 PM

SAN FRANCISCO -- Líderes locales de grupos LGBT, de derechos de las mujeres y los grupos de derechos de los inmigrantes recurren a Sacramento, no a Washington, como la mejor esperanza para el cambio.

Con la reforma migratoria federal estancada en la Cámara de Representantes, los activistas aquí están volcando...

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Sacramento, Not Washington, Sets Pace for Immigration Reform

(29) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 11:41 AM

Local leaders of LGBT, women's rights and immigrant rights groups are looking to Sacramento, not Washington, as the best hope for change.

With federal immigration reform stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives, activists here are turning their attention to a series of bills moving through the Democrat-controlled state legislature...

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La estrategia de agosto: el activismo pro derechos de los inmigrantes se calienta

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Cerca de 40 líderes de organizaciones de defensa de la reforma migratoria fueron arrestados la semana pasada en el Capitolio. El grupo estaba allí como parte de una protesta destinada a presionar al Partido Republicano de la Cámara de Representantes a aprobar una reforma migratoria con una vía a la...

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The August Strategy -- Immigrant Rights Activism Heats Up

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 3:55 PM

About 40 leaders of immigration reform advocacy organizations were arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill. The group was there as part of a protest aimed at pressuring the House GOP into passing an immigration reform bill with a pathway to citizenship.

Taking a page from young undocumented immigrants, or Dreamers, nine...

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¿Quiénes son los 'UndocuQueers? Nuevos informes

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 6:18 PM

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Un informe publicado por el Instituto Williams de UCLA estima que hay por lo menos 267.000 adultos auto-identificados como inmigrantes indocumentados LGBT (lesbiana, gay, bisexual o transgénero) que viven en los Estados Unidos.

El número es una estimación conservadora - porque muchas personas que encajan...

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Who Are the 'UndocuQueer?' New Reports Shed Light

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 5:22 PM

A report released today by the Williams Institute at UCLA estimates that there are at least 267,000 self-identified LGBT undocumented immigrant adults living in the United States. The number is a conservative estimate -- because many people who fit into both categories are reluctant to identify as such; and because...

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California Same-Sex Couples Anxiously Await Supreme Court Decision

(84) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 3:28 PM

When Tran Le and Terrenz Vong marched in the Golden Dragon Chinese Lunar New Year Parade earlier this year in Los Angeles, their photo appeared on the second page of the Sing Tao Daily. The couple said their appearance in Los Angeles' largest Chinese-language newspaper sent a clear message to...

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Latino Media to White House: Immigration Reform Now!

(15) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 4:03 PM

Note: President Obama announced last week that he expects Congress to propose a comprehensive immigration reform bill in early 2013. Last Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced renewed talks to bring back their own immigration reform bill. Immigration reform may be retaking center stage in...

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Rastreo de inmigrantes: como si fuese ciencia-ficción

(24) Comments | Posted June 2, 2012 | 10:29 AM

Algunos grupos que abogan por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Los Ángeles dicen que agentes del LAPD utilizaron dispositivos de mano para escanear las huellas digitales de los jornaleros en las esquinas de las calles. El incidente, dicen, plantea serias preocupaciones sobre los derechos de la privacidad.

"Estos jornaleros...

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Immigrants' Greatest Potential Ally - American Women

(13) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 3:22 PM

A new report by the Pew Hispanic Center documents a trend that reporters have been covering anecdotally for several years: we are now seeing net-zero immigration from Mexico to the U.S.

The factors that may have contributed to this change - high U.S. unemployment, a Mexican economy that is recovering...

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Las potenciales aliadas más importantes de las inmigrantes -- las mujeres estadounidenses

(6) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 8:53 AM

Un nuevo reporte del Centro Pew Hispano documenta una tendencia que los reporteros han estado cubriendo anecdóticamente por varios años: la inmigración de México a Estados Unidos ha llegado a cero.

Los factores que pueden haber contribuido a este cambio - el nivel elevado de desempleo en E.E.U.U., la economía...

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El juego político de Marco Rubio y los estudiantes indocumentados

(4) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 7:08 AM

El senador republicano de Florida, Marco Rubio, rechazó las especulaciones de que podría ser el candidato a la vicepresidencia, pero se está preparando para hacer otro juego político: el de lanzar su versión del DREAM Act - que ofrecería un estado legal sin una vía a la ciudadanía para estudiantes...

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