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November 21, 2014

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CSUSM Conference Offers Hope to Undocumented Students

By Mark R. Day

Undocumented students shouldn’t despair and give into their fears. Help is available to them and applying for legal status is not as complicated as one might think. That was the message recently at a student and community gathering at Cal State University San Marcos.

The event was sponsored by Standing Together as One Dream (S.T.A.N.D), an organization that raises awareness on the immigration legislation affecting undocumented students.

With the Republican victories in the mid-term elections, many undocumented students are living under a cloud of uncertainty, wondering whether or not President Obama will be able act decisively in granting their family members administrative relief from deportation.

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November 21, 2014

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Comentarios del Presidente Barack Obama Discurso a la Nación sobre Inmigración

La Casa Blanca 20 de noviembre de 2014 Conciudadanos, esta noche, me gustaría hablarles acerca de la inmigración. Durante más de 200 años, nuestra tradición de acoger a los inmigrantes de todo el mundo nos ha dado una enorme ventaja sobre otras naciones. Nos ha mantenido jóvenes, dinámicos y emprendedores. Ha modelado nuestro carácter como […]

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November 21, 2014

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Remarks by the President in address to the Nation on Immigration

THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.  It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial.  It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities […]

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November 21, 2014

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DIRECTV Blimp brings an “exciting” opportunity to Castle Park students

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By Pablo J. Sáinz Isabel Alvarez has never been on an airplane. But the Castle Park Middle School eighth grader had the ride of her life when she flew over San Diego aboard the DIRECTV Blimp. “I thought it was really cool,” said an excited Isabel, who is 12 years old. “It was a great […]

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November 21, 2014

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El dirigible de DIRECTV trae oportunidad “emocionante” a los estudiantes de Castle Park

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Isabel Álvarez nunca ha estado en un avión. Pero la estudiante de octavo grado de Castle Park Middle School tuvo el paseo de su vida cuando ella voló sobre San Diego a bordo del dirigible de DIRECTV. “Pensé que era realmente genial”, dijo emocionada Isabel, que tiene 12 años. “Fue una […]

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November 21, 2014

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Alex Montoya gives thanks for all his blessings, including challenges

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By Pablo J. Sáinz Although some people might see it as something negative, Alex Montoya considers his disability a blessing. Montoya was born without arms and without a leg. Even so, he’s very grateful for all that life has given him. “I’m glad I was born disabled,” said Montoya, who is 40 years old. “It […]

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November 21, 2014

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Alex Montoya da gracias por todas sus bendiciones, a pesar de los retos

Por Pablo J. Sáinz Aunque algunas personas podrían verlo como algo negativo, Alex Montoya considera que su discapacidad es una bendición. Montoya nació sin brazos ni una pierna. Aún así, está muy agradecido con lo que le ha dado la vida. “Me da gusto que nací con discapacidades”, dijo Montoya, de 40 años de edad. […]

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November 21, 2014

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43 Faces that Move the World

Frontera NorteSur Editor’s Note: The latest installment of Frontera Norte-Sur’s special coverage on the crisis in Mexico. Previous stories can be viewed at the FNS website: http://fnsnews.nmsu. edu/ On a frigid November night, candles illuminated the photos of 43 missing young men laid out on the patio of the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. […]

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November 21, 2014

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Ex braceros: al margen del Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federación por tercera vez consecutiva

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Por Abel Astorga Morales A una semana de aprobado el Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federación (PEF) 2015 en México, existen diversas inconformidades por la forma en que se distribuirá el dinero. La cifra total aprobada en el Congreso de la Unión el pasado 13 de noviembre fue de 4 billones 694 mil 677.4 millones […]

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November 21, 2014

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Outlook for Winter Rain and Efforts to Improve the Tijuana River Watershed

The National Weather Service will discuss the winter weather outlook for the San Diego area at an upcoming public meeting in Imperial Beach, California. The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has scheduled a meeting of the USIBWC Citizens Forum on Thursday, December 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at […]

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November 21, 2014

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Local Heroes honored for their work and their inspiration for future generations!

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By Greta Kcomt “Those caped and masked heroes are no longer the only ones being recognized. This past Sunday, November 16th, KPBS and Union Bank joined forces to award and recognize 2014 San Diego’s local heroes. This annual event held at one of SDSU’s newest buildings, Conrad Preby’s Aztec Student Union, was all about recognizing […]

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November 21, 2014

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Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Feed South Bay Families

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Turning the Hearts Center receives $25,000 to expand operations of Hearts for the Hungry Food Distribution Center Turning the Hearts Center received a $25,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation’s California State Giving Council on November 15 to assist with expanding the capacity and operations of the Hearts for the Hungry Food Distribution Center, which provides […]

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November 21, 2014

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Law Enforcement Kick Off Teddy Bear Drive

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For a sick and possibly scared child, receiving a teddy bear or other stuffed animal can be a source of comfort. And that is what revs up the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive. Probation Chief Mack Jenkins and retired Correctional Deputy Probation Officer Dionne Murphy hold up some bears donated at a […]

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November 21, 2014

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Community Notes:

MiraCosta College Presents Concert/Lecture On Jazz Great Wayne Shorter MiraCosta College Music Department has announced an addition to its November concert series. The public is cordially invited to a free concert and lecture about the jazz musician Wayne Shorter, covering the years 1959-1967. The concert will be held Monday, November 24, 1 p.m. in Studio […]

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November 21, 2014

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Cáncer cervical, es mejor prevenir que lamentar

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por Vanessa González-Plumhoff La semana pasada nos enteramos de que en los últimos cinco años hubo ocho millones de mujeres que no se hicieron la prueba del cáncer cervical aunque se sabe que la enfermedad se puede prevenir y los exámenes de detección salvan vidas. […]

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November 21, 2014

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Immigration action is a good thing even if it is late in coming!

Editorial: President Barack Obama will reveal his shift in immigration enforcement on Friday the 21st. This is not to be confused with immigration policy. We don’t know all the details at the time of this editorial. Thursday evening he announced his intentions and more details would be revealed on Friday, but what we can surmise […]

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November 21, 2014

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When Harry Truman Took Executive Action, “He Used His Pen And We Celebrate His Courage Today”

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Commentary: By Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez On the morning of November 17 Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to take executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters. Standing before a portrait of President Harry S. Truman, Congressman Gutiérrez described how […]

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November 21, 2014

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Acción Ejecutiva: Preguntas y respuestas

Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings America’s Voice Ante el inminente anuncio de órdenes ejecutivas migratorias por parte del presidente Barack Obama que protegerían de la deportación potencialmente a millones de indocumentados, los opositores republicanos ya están atacando la legalidad y constitucionalidad de las iniciativas aunque ha quedado establecido por expertos y precedentes que el Mandatario tiene […]

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November 21, 2014

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The Public Forum … El Foro Público…

Open Letter to Mickey Kasparian President of UFCW Local 135 and President of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Dear Mickey: What side are you on? My father was a union man and I am union man’s daughter. Memories of my youth are filled with heated discussions about union politics in my parents’ living […]

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November 14, 2014

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Mexico Student Massacre Raises Big Questions

Guest Editorial: La Opinión Editorial The massacre of 43 Mexican students revealed the deep troubles this country has because of the mixture of politics and drug trafficking, and the corruption of leaders and officials that goes along with it. According to the official story, students from a teachers college wanted to demonstrate during a speech that […]

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November 14, 2014

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Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

Commentary: By Sam Fulwood III LatinaLista On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this commentary offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing – well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want […]

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