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Immigration and US-Mexico Border update

14 July 2014

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Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist The opportunity for comprehensive Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress, something that after decades finally appeared feasible, is dead—due in large part to Republicans holding up the process in the House. Immigration reform experts say we should not expect another opportunity until after President Obama leaves office; and even then, immigration […]

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My First Border Patrol Road Block

15 July 2013

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Christina Spach, Program Manager  My father and I traveled cross country last week, taking our time to explore places along the way from California to Georgia. Due to impeccable timing, a historic heat wave had hit the Southwest, causing relentless high temperatures peaking over 100 degrees. By the second day, we wandered off Interstate 10 […]

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Why CFJC Cares About Immigration

9 July 2013

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Naomi Reimer, Food Policy Research Intern Why is the Community Food and Justice Coalition so  interested in immigration? You might ask, what does immigration have  to do with food and justice? As a new volunteer intern I want to address this issue by building on our last few posts on immigration. At first glance it […]

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Immigration Bill Passes Senate

27 June 2013

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 Posted: June 28, 2013 Immigration Bill Passes the Senate Jessy Gill, CFJC Policy Specialist and Marine Dageville, Climate Change intern Yesterday, Senators voted on a new immigration bill – the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act – S.744.  After a month-long debate, S. 744 passed with a vote of 68-32, the majority consisting […]

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Immigrant Day Celebrated in Sacramento

20 May 2013

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May 21, 2013 Over 500 immigrants and advocates convened in Sacramento yesterday in support of federal immigration reform and equitable state policies. Priority issues that were addressed to legislators are as follows. For more information about the listed policies visit http://www.caimmigrant.org STATE BUDGET – PROTECT AND STRENGTHEN ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR IMMIGRANTS by ensuring that […]

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Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice

20 May 2013

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Below is a Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice on the House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing & Senate Mark-up of S.744 May 17, 2013 House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Agricultural Guestworker Act Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing on the “Agricultural Guestworker Act,” H.R.1773, a bill introduced […]

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Welcome to L.A.

12 December 2012

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Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist CFJC spent the week before Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, along with the Healthy Farms Healthy Peoples Coalition Coordinator, and had a number of conversations with coalition partners about the food justice movement, particularly in the LA region.  A few overarching themes surfaced regarding some of the critical  “whats” and “hows” […]

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