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When Zenaida Pantaleón left Cuba, she and her husband, a Mexican citizen, lost her home and business.
Now 94, the great-grandmother, who uses a wheelchair, has no expectations of reclaiming those assets.
“That was a lifetime ago,” she says, hopeful that Cuba has a better future. “I have never returned, but my daughter went back thirty years ago. She says a doctor and his family are living in the home and have taken good care of it.”
Having spent half a century in Mexico, she raised her daughter and seen her grandchildren become adults with their own families.
Her serene attitude toward her losses as the Cuban Revolution became communist is not shared by all who have legal claims, or may have legal claims, to properties seized by the Cuban State.Details
As a citizen of the United States, you may help a relative become a lawful permanent resident of the United States by obtaining what is often referred to as a “Green Card.” To do so, you need to sponsor your relative and be able to prove that you have enough income or assets to support your relative(s) when they come to the United States. You begin the process by filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.Details
TWO VENEZUELAN MILLENNIALS LAUNCH AIRBNB-INSPIRED APP FOR EQUESTRIANS LOOKING FOR HOUSING FOR HORSES
There’s something special about family working together, whether it’s in business or in the barn. Pablo Jimenez Godoy and Arturo Ferrando, both originally from Venezuela, along with their families are doing both, joining forces in new business venture called Staller. They have launched a new downloadable application that promises to revolutionize the way owners and trainers find and rent stalls for their horses, and the Ferrando and Godoy families run it almost entirely.Details
The Southern Poverty Law Center says post-election hate incidents towards immigrants have not only surged but now surpass the reported number of hate incidents towards blacks, the usual target of such attacks, according to the F.B.I.
The Montgomery, Ala.-based SPLC, whose reputation was founded on the legal defense of African Americans targeted by hate groups, is turning to a new road in order to address these post-election hate incidents.
The new tactic is a petition asking for president-elect Donald J. Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon as White House strategist and senior counselor.
Bannon, who has been executive chair of Breitbart News, is “a man who led a media empire into becoming what a former Breitbart editor called a ‘cesspool for white supremacist mememakers’,” explains SPLC president Richard Cohen. The civil rights group’s circulating petition states Bannon “simply has no business in the White House.”Details
NEW ORLEANS, La. — In 2014, Professor Patrick Johansson of the University of Nebraska Medical Center conducted a study of over 400 older Latinos in rural areas of his state. Among the findings were that Hispanics “experience a high degree of depression due to perceived discrimination.”
The analysis, which is currently under review for scientific publication, found that those who reported high levels of discrimination also had a 60-70 percent rate of depression, said Johansson, who spoke at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Conference in New Orleans last week.
That study came before Donald Trump famously launched his presidential campaign earlier this year, deriding Mexicans coming into the United States as “rapists” and “murderers.”Details
MIAMI- Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, have sown fear among the 11 million immigrants who reside in the U.S. without official authorization. Americans for Immigrant Justice, a nonprofit advocacy group, has been at the forefront of providing legal services to immigrants in Florida and beyond for two decades. I recently spoke with Adonia R. Simpson, supervising attorney of AIJ’s Children’s Legal Program, to learn more about what her group has observed since Trump was elected.Details
SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions, for clues as to what to expect from his administration once he is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017.
“We’re hearing a lot of questions and, honestly, a little bit of panic,” said Sally Kinoshita, deputy director of Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
But, she said, it’s important to put the election in context.Details
MADERA, Calif. – Rosa Cortez wasn’t bothered so much that her teeth were crooked. What bothered the 17-year-old more was that her gums bled when she chewed on her food.
Cortez put up with it because her mother, Araceli, couldn’t afford to get her checked by a dentist outside the Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan in which Rosa had been enrolled at $180-a-year. That plan covered only dental cleaning.Details
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling out a north metro middle school for what it calls a “lack of response” following an alleged incident where a Muslim girl’s hijab was pulled off.
The girl had her headscarf forcibly removed by another student and thrown to the ground at school Nov. 11, according to a press release from the organization.
Once the girl’s hijab was on the ground, her classmate pulled her hair so that it fell down in front of other classmates, the release states.
The girl has not returned to Northdale Middle School, where she feels unsafe, according to the release.Details
African-American history has mostly been told through the eyes of black journalists and kept in the pages of black newspapers. The Chicago Defender and the New York Amsterdam News, and great journalists like Ida B. Wells, Chuck Stone and Ethel Payne, all had to tell our stories when white newspapers, radio and television denied our existence as anything other than a threat. If you want to know the story of protests against police brutality in 1920s Baltimore, you check out the archives of the Baltimore Afro-American. If you want to know how the Rosewood massacre in Florida actually started, it was in the black press.Details