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Latina Moms Help Students Connect to Their Roots

By Brad Porterfield | Feb 6, 2019

By Denise Holley Every Thursday, three Spanish-speaking mothers at Jewell Elementary School in Bend take on the role of teachers.  They volunteer after school to teach 21 Latino students to read and write in Spanish, learn traditional Mexican songs, and feel good about their culture and themselves. These moms form the backbone of the RAICES Spanish Literacy…

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LCA Submits Public Comment Condemning Trump Admin’s Proposed Public Charge Expansion

By Brad Porterfield | Dec 17, 2018

December 10, 2018 Public Comment Submitted by The Latino Community Association to the Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security Re: Docket No.USCIS-2010-0012 Comments in Response to Proposed Rulemaking: Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds   Dear Ms Deshommes, I write to you on behalf of The Latino Community Association (LCA) of central…

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August 13, 2018: LCA-ICS Partnership Brings Affordable Legal Services to Immigrants in Central Oregon

By Brad Porterfield | Aug 13, 2018

Article by Denise Holley, LCA Communications Assistant  If you live in central Oregon, are low-income, and need immigration advice, you have few options other than private lawyers, said MariRuth Petzing, an attorney with Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), headquartered in Portland. “There is no nonprofit legal service (for immigrants) east of the Cascades and we’re trying…

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July 28, 2018: Redmond, Oregon Residents Denounce the Separation of Migrant Families

By Brad Porterfield | Aug 13, 2018

Article by Denise Holley, LCA Communications Assistant Some 150 people gathered in the brilliant sunshine at Redmond’s Centennial Park on June 30, greeting each other with signs in their hands and sorrow and anger in their hearts. What brought them together was news that far away on the United States-Mexico border, the U.S. government was…

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