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Immigration Now and Then: The Elusiveness of the American Dream

Both my mother and father left Vietnam in April 1975, a time known to expatriates as “Black April,” the month Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong. Their homeland had been torn asunder by years of bitter … Continue reading

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2012: A Year of Victories and Challenges

I joined the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs this past September, taking over for retiring executive director David Strauss, who had served as the organization’s leader for the last 11 years.  I was faced with the challenge of learning about … Continue reading

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SB 1070: Legal is Not Always Moral

On June 25, 2012 the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling of Senate Bill 1070, choosing to uphold one significant section of the law Arizona passed two years ago to create new penalties against undocumented persons in that state. … Continue reading

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The American Dream and Immigrant Youth

Young people, of whatever background, who do well in high school, have many options in front of them. Usually, those options begin with selecting the college or university that best meets their needs, hopes, and desires. In the U.S., a … Continue reading

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Not In My Name

I just read an item that states the Obama Administration’s Department of Homeland Security initiated deportations of nearly 400,000 people over the last fiscal year, the largest number in history.  I suspect many people across the country will read that … Continue reading

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Forty Years of Hope

Just over a week ago, we celebrated the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs’ 40th Anniversary. We did so in the middle of our annual national conference in Arlington, Virginia. Both events were attended by over 360 people, all committed to … Continue reading

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