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Photo Gallery: Meet America’s Forgotten Citizens

Immigration reform in the United States remains mired in the courts. What happens when scores of U.S.-born kids leave the United States when their parents are deported? In this 2013 story from Equal Voice News, learn what families, who once contributed to the U.S. economy, are doing in Guatemala.
In Photos: Skid Row Residents Find Solace in KaraokeFor many residents in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, a karaoke event offers a reprise of sorts in an area in which hope and housing are daily themes. Read the full story about an area of Los Angeles that is truly a community.
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Photo Essay: Navajo Coal – A Look at Mining on Native LandPlease put this sentence at the bottom (similar to how we’ve done it before). The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona relies on Native American coal and water and helps millions in several states. But residents talk of black lung and depleted resources. Read this 2013 story from Equal Voice News to learn how Native Americans [...]
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The ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ Takes a Hit in Illinois  A pathway for young people in Illinois encountered a legislative defeat on May 20 and students throughout the state, and especially in Chicago, cheered for its demise because the loss opens the door to more supportive educational opportunities. By a 73-41 vote, lawmakers in the Illinois state House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 100 [...]
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Immigrants Remember May 19 – an Anniversary of Sorts  As the country’s attention shifts toward the 2016 elections, hundreds of immigrant families and reform advocates gathered in more than 30 U.S. cities on May 19 to focus on the date itself and a national policy that people still describe as “broken.” That date was when President Barack Obama’s executive actions to help undocumented [...]
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Illinois Budget Deficit Needs New Solutions, Advocates Say  Lawmakers in Illinois are working furiously to pass a budget before the month ends and grassroots advocates believe that raising new money is one solution as the state faces a $6.6 billion budget gap for the coming fiscal year.  It’s time, community members say, for state leaders and residents to take this bold step [...]
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Controversial Immigration Program Ends in L.A. County  Los Angeles County ended its participation on May 12 in a controversial federal immigration program that for the past 10 years allowed sheriff deputies and jail staff to screen inmates to determine whether they could be deported by U.S. authorities.  The day also saw another agreement approved by the county that is raising questions [...]
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Mother’s Day 2015 is Sunday, May 10. Equal Voice News wants to wish everyone, “Happy Mother’s Day.” Learn more about Crystal Sahler, a Chicago mom who is fighting for affordable housing for everyone. Also, read a collection of stories about moms who are working throughout the United States to help their families and communities.
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