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Monthly Archives: June 2013

How Immigrant Workers Create Wealth in Our Society

For years, those who oppose immigration have argued that newcomers don’t represent a positive addition to our society, because they drain public resources by receiving more benefits than the taxes they pay. One example provided is public health: most emergency room (ER) visitors are undocumented workers. Or education: immigrants without legal residence saturate classrooms and […]

Como producen riqueza los trabajadores inmigrantes (Pero no quieren que lo sepan)

Durante años, quienes se oponen a la inmigración aseguran que los recién llegados no representan algo positivo para la sociedad porque abusan de los recursos públicos recibiendo más beneficios que los impuestos que pagan. Uno de los ejemplos que citan es la salud pública: la mayoría de las salas de emergencias de los hospitales está […]

Tamejavi Grand Finale

After almost two years, the Tamejavi Fellowship Cultural Organizing Program ended Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Fresno. The event showcased the journey of nine grassroots leaders and their immigrant communities (including indigeneous Mexican, Punjabi, Persian, Hmong, and Khmer) as they seek to restore their cultural heritage and tell their stories as California’s Central Valley immigrants.