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PCT IN ACTION

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Day laborers from different Day Labor Project Worker Centers at IDEPSCA are learning about popular education. Volunteers also participate in different aspects of learning and teaching communication in the community.

By: Manuel Mancia

PCT IN ACTION
1 Jul 2014 - 12:23pm

Day laborers from different Day Labor Project Worker Centers at IDEPSCA are learning about popular education. Volunteers also participate in different aspects of learning and teaching communication in the community.

By: Manuel Mancia

Executive Action

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  1. President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform at the White House in Washington on June 30, 2014 (AFP/Archives Photo Mandel Ngan)

    The version of immigration reform approved in the United States senate would offer three path of legalization for unauthorized immigrants, but the version was not approved in the House of Representatives.

    The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration System Modernization Act (S744) was approved by 68 votes and voted against by 32 in a vote that generated expectations for success.  

Executive Action
1 Jul 2014 - 12:07pm
  1. President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform at the White House in Washington on June 30, 2014 (AFP/Archives Photo Mandel Ngan)

    The version of immigration reform approved in the United States senate would offer three path of legalization for unauthorized immigrants, but the version was not approved in the House of Representatives.

    The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration System Modernization Act (S744) was approved by 68 votes and voted against by 32 in a vote that generated expectations for success.  

    Authorities calculate that by 2011, 11.5 million undocumented foreigners were living in the country, 9% being minors.

    The Senate text established different mechanisms for farm workers and persons that could prove they entered the country before turning 16 and had been present prior to 2011.

    All these persons would not have Access to social services like Social Security or health programs like Medicaid or Medicare during their provisional status.

    The legalization process would be supervised by the border patrol.

    The project also contemplated duplicating border efforts by increasing officers to near 21,000, a cost that according to the Washington Office for Latin America, an independent organization, would cost more than 30,000 dollars each decade.

    The text also stipulated that the border wall needed completing and reinforcing, including 1,000 kilometers approved in 2006 to total 1,120 kilometers. The project also contemplated building 86 watch towers, installing 286 fixed cameras, adding 232 mobile watch systems, installing 4,595 new sensors, and buying four drones, more than 27 helicopters and 30 planes. The law would change the immigration system into a work system with a focus on family reunification. Currently, the system allows 140,000 visas per year and the Congress Budget Office estimates that the amount would increase to 400,000 by 2023. The new immigration system would increase visas for qualified workers (like engineers and doctors) as well as for licensed foreigners that secured employment after completing their studies in the States. Green Card lotteries would be eliminated.

    Article from Yahoo!

    Photo by Mandel Ngan

     

    Based on the all the agreements in the Senate this past year and the Republican’s lack of interest in a reform, the president will take more executive measures during the remainder of the year.

    Manuel Mancia, Mobile Voices correspondent.

     

Workers march in Los Angeles

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Workers march in Los Angeles
30 Jun 2014 - 2:18pm

For workers

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Organizations United to bring change. Yes we can! Yes we can!

For workers
30 Jun 2014 - 10:58am

Organizations United to bring change. Yes we can! Yes we can!

MMS PRACTICE

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                                                     MMS PRACTICE.

We have been practicing image squaring and story creation so that both mediums tell the same story. This is one of the activities conducted at Idepsca through Mobile Voices.

This story was created by day laborers at Idepsca in a Mobile Voices workshop.

MMS PRACTICE
18 Jun 2014 - 12:36pm

                                                     MMS PRACTICE.

We have been practicing image squaring and story creation so that both mediums tell the same story. This is one of the activities conducted at Idepsca through Mobile Voices.

This story was created by day laborers at Idepsca in a Mobile Voices workshop.

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