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Driver’s licenses for all Oregonians means safer roads

By Latino Community Association | Jun 18, 2019

This guest opinion by LCA Communications Assistant Denise Holley and Executive Director Brad Porterfield was published June 7, 2019, in The Bend Bulletin When we travel, we want to believe all drivers are licensed, that they passed an exam on the rules of the road and a driving test. But in Oregon some did not;…

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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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