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Ciudad Juarez and Ayotzinapa

November 14, 2014

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur Downtown Ciudad Juarez includes a visual landscape of ubiquitous painted black crosses on pink background, faded posters of missing persons and street art that protests femicide. In November 2014 new faces stare out from fresh posters displayed on the streets. “They were taken alive, we want them returned alive,” demands […]

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The Blazing Ashes of Ayotzinapa

November 7, 2014

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Frontera NorteSur Editor’s Note: Frontera NorteSur’s continued coverage of the crisis in Mexico triggered by the Iguala Massacre and forced disappearance of students. In late 2014 Mexico there is one word that captures the socio-political reality: Ayotzinapa. From border to border and from coast to coast, the crisis triggered by the September 26-27 police killings […]

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Why Aren’t More Youth Applying for DACA?

October 4, 2013

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By Nancy Lopez South Kern Sol Nearly fifteen months after the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approximately half of all eligible immigrants in California have yet to apply. The program offers temporary legal status to qualifying undocumented immigrants who entered the country at or before age 16, and who have lived […]

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South Bay students return to school

July 26, 2013

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By Pablo J. Sáinz From San Ysidro to National City, most school districts in the South Bay started the new school year on Wednesday, July 24th. However, the Chula Vista Elementary School District definitely has some to brag about, the Enrique S. Camarena Elementary School, a state-of-the art, brand-new school that will serve more than […]

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Never Forget October 2

October 5, 2012

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Frontera NorteSur For the first time, the Mexican flag at the Chamber of Deputies building in Mexico City flew at half mast October 2 in commemoration of the students gunned down by Mexican security forces in the Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968. In an example of how October 2 is increasingly recognized in the political and […]

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Do the young still believe in Obama?

September 14, 2012

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Student’s Perspective on Politics: By Giovanna Robledo With this new campaign slogan, Obama made his vision clear last week during the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, Carolina. But do the young voters of America that voted him into office in 2008 still believe in Obama and his ideals? “Four years ago, the young rallied behind Obama […]

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Arizona and the role of the intellectual: When history beckoned, what did you do?

August 3, 2012

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By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez When historians examine Arizona’s early 21st century, including the anti-immigrant SB 1070 and the anti-Ethnic Studies HB 2281, the question they will ask of intellectuals is not what side they were on? Instead, they will ask, what did you do? I am often asked this question; they also ask me […]

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Sixth graders learn by teaching

June 3, 2012

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By Pablo Jaime Sáinz Stephanie Ray is about to finish elementary school, and she said that a sixth grade project she just completed in recent days will help her better prepare for the road ahead: Middle school. Stephanie is one of about 60 sixth grade students at Allen Elementary, in Chula Vista, who participated in […]

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The Saga of Immigrant Youth — the gap between feeling American and becoming American on paper

May 18, 2012

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By Gaby Pacheco LatinaLista Next month, the country’s educational community celebrates the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Plyler vs. Doe. In Plyer vs. Doe, the high court ruled in June 1982 that it was against the law to prohibit primary and secondary education to an undocumented student. Although the decision […]

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New Service Helps Travelers Brave Long Wait Times at U.S. Border Crossings

April 13, 2012

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“A gem of an app.” “Clean UI [user interface], very easy to use.” “Eliminates the guess work!” Those are just a few of the early online reviews from users of a new Android mobile app that helps motorists figure out the best time to enter the United States at crossings from Mexico and Canada. “Best […]

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Phyllis Muñoz: Elementary School Principal of the Year

March 30, 2012

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By Pablo Jaime Sáinz There was one person in Phyllis Muñoz’s life who always encouraged her to become a teacher: Her father, La Prensa San Diego founder, Mr. Daniel Muñoz Sr. But it wasn’t until she became a student aid, that she realized that education was her calling. “My dad had always said I should […]

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African American, Hispanic High School Achievement Falls to 30-Year Low

January 27, 2012

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By Teresa Wiltz America’s Wire  WASHINGTON— While achievement levels have improved considerably for minority elementary and middle school students, studies show academic performance among high school age African Americans and Hispanics has fallen to levels not seen in thirty years. How prevalent is the achievement gap at the high school level? On average, math and […]

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And on the 7th Day…

January 13, 2012

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Arizona’s apartheid war against Mexican American Studies Commentary: By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez Early on the morning of the 7th day, God wrote HB 2281; then he rested. That’s the way conservative Arizonans view this clearly unconstitutional and immoral anti-Ethnic Studies measure. The opponents of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) department – who act as […]

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Honor Student Awaits Deportation Review After Traffic Stop

December 9, 2011

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Honor Student Awaits Deportation Review After Traffic Stop

By Leslie Layton chicoSol Editor’s Note: Victor Escobar said today he has received notification from ICE that his case will be reviewed at some apparently undetermined point; the Dec. 7 deadline for leaving the country has been lifted. Escobar said he can remain in the country until the review is completed. The best possible outcome, […]

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SUHI Foundation Donation to Better Prepare Students for College

November 11, 2011

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SUHI Foundation Donation to Better Prepare Students for College

    Sweetwater High will get new science equipment to begin an AP Biology class, thanks to the generous donation of the SUHI Foundation.     Foundation members presented a check for $10,314 to Sweetwater High Principal Dr. Roman Del Rosario on Thursday. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Sweetwater District Board Vice President Pearl Quiñones […]

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USD Law Student, Immigration Advocate is Winner of 2011 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award

November 11, 2011

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USD Law Student, Immigration Advocate is Winner of 2011 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award

WASHINGTON — Rosibel “Rosy” Mancillas Lopez, a law student and advocate for immigration reform from San Diego, is the recipient of the 2011 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award. The award is sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).     Mancillas Lopez, 24, […]

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Latino College Enrollment Skyrockets, But Will Upward Mobility Follow?

November 4, 2011

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By Jacob Simas and Vivian Po New America Media     Maricruz Cabrera, a 17-year-old high school senior from Thermal, Calif., a rural community in the east Coachella valley that stretches from Indio to the Salton Sea on the southern edge of Riverside County, knows what it’s like to pick grapes under a hot desert sun. […]

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