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Commentary: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’

<i>Commentary</i>: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’
Karla Rendon, Editorial Director My uncle was a whiny 8-year-old and my mother was a nervous 10-year-old when they crossed the border from Mexico to the United States alone, without any other family, in hopes of a better life. With the help of fake birth certificates and “coyotes,” or human smugglers, they were able to safely pass border patrol as they waited in a crowded house for several days... 

Photos bring insight on immigrants

Photos bring insight on immigrants
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti chats with Gale Carlson Ortega and Linda Carlson Lane, descendents of Irene Carlson, for whom the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography is named. Bartletti’s photographs are from his work dealing with immigrants from Latin America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while risking their lives. Ortega and Lane came to La Verne to hear Bartletti’s lecture... 

Program helps migrant teenagers

Program helps migrant teenagers
Adonay Montes, assistant professor of education and co-director of the Spanish bilingual bicultural certificate program, spoke on migrant youth Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He described ways to help migrant high school students overcome test anxieties. Montes started the program to help better prepare migrant latino students for college. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Mariela Patron Staff... 

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep
Lauren Creiman, News Editor The California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last weekend, will allow illegal immigrants who graduate from high schools in California to apply to the state’s public universities as residents. It will also consider undocumented students eligible for a reduced tuition rate as long as they prove to be on the path to legalization by applying for... 

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality
Julian Burrell, Assistant Editor California Gov. Jerry Brown recently passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which offers minors who have entered the United States illegally at age 15 or younger a chance at citizenship and federal grant scholarships provided they have shown interest in entering the country as students and are not felons. I stand in full favor of the DREAM... 

Lecture exposes plight of Italians

Lecture exposes plight of Italians
Ken Scambray, professor of English, spoke to students and faculty on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Scambray discussed Italian immigration and his family’s journey to the Western United States at the turn of the 20th century. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Professor of English Kenneth Scambray shed a new light on Italian immigrants, as he conducted... 

Delgado gives history of immigration

Delgado gives history of immigration
Hector Delgado, professor of sociology, presented his lecture “Immigrants and Unions “ on Monday. Faculty and students enjoyed their lunch as Delgado shared his experiences with immigration and the history behind some of the current issues America faces today. The Faculty Research Committee and the La Verne Academy sponsored the lecture. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Branden del Rio News Editor Hector... 

Arizona takes another step back

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies programs on May 11, creating yet another controversy involving immigration. This bill allows Arizona to take yet another step toward ethnic bigotry by taking away students’ rights to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage. Every student has the right to learn about his or her heritage and should not... 

Photo exhibit focuses on laborers

Photo exhibit focuses on laborers
David Bacon, currently on exhibit at the University of La Verne, is showing his most recent photographic series titled, “Farm Workers” in the Irene Carlson Gallery. During the reception, members of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Matt Dominguez and Roger Acevedo, spoke with Bacon about his photographs, while Bacon explained some of the stories that went with each picture. Bacon’s photographs have... 

Arizona bill bashes civil rights

Arizona bill bashes civil rights
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas As a citizen of the United States, one gives up certain rights to gain protection. However, in Arizona citizens are about to give full reign to law enforcement. The Arizona House of Representatives approved a measure, 35-21, to give police officers the right to ask for immigration papers from anyone with “reasonable suspicion” of illegal status. Also, working... 
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