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Hard-hit, Poorly Served: Immigrant Vulnerability in the COVID-19 Crisis

April 15, 2020 - 18:46
The COVID-19 crisis may be an international pandemic but its impacts are also distinctly local. Here in Los Angeles County, mandated social and physical distancing is now the norm but many people are still forced to continue working with minimal protections, minimal job security, and no option to work from home.

The long history of US racism against Asian Americans, from 'yellow peril' to 'model minority' to the 'Chinese virus'

April 8, 2020 - 16:40
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang called upon Asian Americans to become part of the solution against COVID-19.

Book post: Intersectional Approaches to Undocumented Immigrant Youth Activism

April 8, 2020 - 14:44
Last fall, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a set of cases regarding the Trump administration’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and it is expected that this summer the Court will issue a decision in the case.

Amidst Rising Inequality, Second-Generation Latinos in the Inner City Sustain the American Dream

March 19, 2020 - 13:13
Amidst rising inequality - flattened wages for most Americans, withering of social support programs, a growing housing crisis, and rising costs of higher education - many are losing faith in the American Dream.

Interview with Dr. Parveen Parmar

March 13, 2020 - 11:37
In early 2020, Blanca Ramirez, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, interviewed Dr. Parveen Parmar, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and founder of Southern California Physicians for Health Equity, about her work both with refugees in Bangladesh and those entering the United States.

Building Walls, Excluding People, and Terrorizing Minorities

February 25, 2020 - 13:05
  On August 3, 2019, a self-declared white nationalist drove from Dallas to El Paso, Texas, with the explicit purpose of killing Mexicans whom he saw as invading the country.

10 Lessons for L.A. County’s Immigrant Future

February 24, 2020 - 18:34
  Despite the Trump administration’s endless terror tactics against U.S. immigrants, resilient organizers, advocates, policy-makers, and researchers in Los Angeles maintain a united responsive front.

Hundreds of county jails detained immigrants for ICE

February 19, 2020 - 11:34
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.   Hundreds of county jails in the U.