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Latina Moms Help Students Connect to Their Roots

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

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

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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Please Welcome our Newest Staff Members

Thanks to the support of our local donors, The Perrin Family Foundation and Oregon Health Authority, in the past six months, we have hired a Client Services Coordinator, Jeanett Leal (left), to run our Prineville office, and an additional Health Insurance Enrollment Specialist, Beatriz Escobedo (right), who will cover the Redmond and Bend areas.

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2017 DREAM Act Introduced in US Senate

The bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 was just introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) in the U.S. Senate. The bill provides legal status, as well as a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth who entered the United States before the age of 18. READ MORE ~ CONTINUAR LEYENDO LINKS TO…

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