Category: Immigration

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National Hispanic Heritage Month QC Kick-Off Event to Focus on Migrant Children

Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken today called upon all Quad Citizens of “goodwill and conscience” to take time on September 15 to remember migrant children at the U.S.-Mexican border traumatized by their separation from parentsContinue reading…

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+Together Des Moines all-day fundraising event is on July 20th

Immigration is front and center issue again. If you feel like you wish you could do something to help, consider participating in a special event called +Together Des Moines on Saturday, July 20 of 2019.Continue reading…

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The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs opposes the opening of detention centers in Iowa

The Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs opposes the opening of detention centers in Iowa. Not only is it inhumane and costly, but it is also cruel.    Our opposition is derived from recent reports of unsafe environments where children are denied accessContinue reading…

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Sanders Condemns ICE and CBP Impunity, Calls for the End of Family Detention

WASHINGTON, July 2—In response to news of deplorable conditions faced by detainees at border facilities recently visited by members of Congress, as well as revelations that nearly 10,000 current and former Border Patrol agents were involved in a secret FacebookContinue reading…

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The 2nd annual Illinois Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit is set for July 20

Since its creation in 2008 the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit has helped thousands of aspiring business owners. Last year it started to expand to other states beyond Iowa and this year on July 20 it isContinue reading…

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Carlos Portes: A Tribute

By JEFF HUTTON Hola America contributor When Carlos Portes held court, you could guarantee there would be good cigars, refreshing mojitos and challenging conversation. He was a man of ideas, had a vast knowledge ofContinue reading…

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Marshalltown will hold their first Central Iowa Community Photo ID Drive on June 22

In the daily life of any person when interacting with businesses, organizations, schools and government agencies one might be asked to present some kind of form of identification. Not everyone has a government issued ID.Continue reading…

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Don’t miss the opportunity to visit The Putnam Museum’s exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? before it is gone

In recent years any attempt to discuss race brought to the surface many ugly and good things in the American society. Some felt threatened by the fact that their beliefs were being challenged and theirContinue reading…

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Laura Moreno Adult Literacy Coordinator for Sauk Valley Community College is grateful to run the program that helped her learn English

After hearing many immigrant stories, some people might think that they all sound the same, they come escaping hardships looking for better lives for themselves and their children. The goal might be the same, butContinue reading…

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Marina Varela and Olga Cruz from Sun-Star Cleaning Service are named Multicultural Business Owners of the week by the Welcome to Floreciente FB page

Originally from Piedras Negras Coahuila and Salvatierra Guanajuato in Mexico, Marina and Olga met thanks to their husbands who regularly played soccer together on the same team. Having made an instant connection, Olga invited MarinaContinue reading…

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The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit teaches you the skills to succeed in businesses

According to National Women’s Business Council, since 2007 there was growth of almost 87% of Latina-owned small business in the United States. Also, a Stanford study found that 70% of funding to start business comesContinue reading…

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“I ask all of you, regardless of any political affiliation, to do what’s right and stand against the separation of families”

  Jazmin Newton-Butt’s remarks for the 2018 LULAC Iowa State Convention against the policy of separation of families   LULAC Council 10 would like to thank LULAC Iowa for bringing the 2018 State Convention toContinue reading…