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Five years ago, in Phoenix, AZ, during the memorable visit and concert of international musical star, Manu Chao, Film Director Alex Rivera took this video of Manu Chao performing the beautiful song titled "El Viento" in front of Tent City, the infamous jail of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Job Opening: Deputy Director

Posted by NDLON Staff / December 03, 2014

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Job Announcement:  Deputy Director (download PDF) Job Title: Deputy DirectorPosition: Exempt, Full-time, 2-year commitment is expectedReports to: Executive DirectorLocation: Los Angeles, but some travel is expected to DC and NYC offices.Closing Date: Open Until Filled
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Pablo Alvarado
During his State of the Union address this year, President Obama said, "It is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement—and fix our broken immigration system." In the same speech, the president emphasized his executive power to take action when Congress will not. But Congress is threatening another impasse on immigration. And while Capitol Hill plays politics, Obama refuses to use his executive authority to halt the deportation of more than 1,100 immigrants per day.
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Pasadena, California celebrated an important birthday today. The Pasadena Community Job Center completed fourteen years of connecting ready, reliable workers with area homeowners and contractors and serving as a community hub for education and cultural exchange.
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Salvador G Sarmiento
Is the President’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security anti-immigrant? The truth is that nobody knows.  Nobody has bothered to ask.
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The nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security and the controversial departure of his predecessor open the door for pivotal questions about the future of the government's largest agency, especially related to its approach to immigration. Below are several essential questions for Mr. Johnson to answer before his appointment is accepted.
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Ligia Guallpa
Hurricane Sandy struck fast and furious, and when the waters receded it became clear just how much money and people power it would take to put New York City back together.  As the cleanup began, another reality became clear. Immigrant construction workers, especially day laborers, who became first responders after the hurricane were operating as an underclass in an under-regulated construction industry.
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Marisa Franco
Perhaps never before has there been such a broad coalition and well-formed consensus on the need for inclusion of those who are undocumented in our country. Years of struggle, sacrifice, and unprecedented organizing have built momentum to force immigration onto the national agenda and Congress’ docket. Yet, even though legalization is inevitable, the outcome of its legislation is still and uncertain.
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Maria Marroquin
Thanks for this incredible award to KQED and Union Bank. I accept it, not for myself, but for the whole day laborer community. Day laborers are incredible and an example of the best humanity and best of our community. They’re people who have brought their families to a new home in order to search for a better future or who had to leave their families behind and work for their well-being, without being present for their children’s first teeth and first steps. Without being by the bedside of their own parents in their last days… Yet working for those very people whose love keeps them going, building and improving communities.

Carlos Danger

Posted by Kung Li / August 12, 2013

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When disgraced ex-Congressman turned mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner needed an alias to carry on his explicit online chats, he needed something that said: OK, so I’m a cartoon…but I’m a bad boycartoon. And so was born, Carlos Danger. Last week, Univision’s Satcho Pretto had the unrepentant Weiner on her Despierta América morning show. Ten minutes into the interview, she finally asked what her viewers really wanted to know. “You picked the pseudo name Carlos Danger,” she said. “Why did you pick a Hispanic name?” Then, working hard to keep from laughing, Pretto continued, “…and how dangerous were you really?” It’s a question that’s asked regularly of the U.S.-Mexico border. Just how dangerous is it really?
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