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Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Jake Laurell, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Top Stories

United States Immigration Authorities have conducted series of raids across 11 states targeting undocumented immigrants throughout the country last week. This law enforcement comes from President Trump’s recently signed executive order January 25, cracking down on the millions of illegal immigrants ...

Jose Antonio Vargas Shares Message of Unity

Jose Antonio Vargas Shares Message of Unity

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
November 29
Filed under Top Stories

Pulitzer prize winner and immigration activist, Jose Antonio Vargas, spoke to the Rio Hondo community Nov. 16th about racial inequality and immigration policies in the United States. The Wray theatre was filled to capacity when Vice President of Student Services, Henry Gee introduced Vargas to studen...

Jose Antonio Vargas Holds Exclusive Q&A with Rio Hondo Faculty

November 17
Filed under KRHC VIDEO

Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas discussed how faculty at Rio Hondo can help ensure a safe learning environment regardless of student citizenship status....

Rio Hondo Students and Staff Petition to Make Rio a Sanctuary Campus

November 17
Filed under KRHC VIDEO

Following the presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas, students and staff gathered to sign a petition to make Rio a sanctuary campus for undocumented students....

Rio Hondo Welcomes Guest Speaker Jose Antonio Vargas

November 17
Filed under KRHC VIDEO

Jose Antonio Vargas presented "We Are American" to a full house in The Wray Theater at Rio Hondo. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, uses the power of story to transcend politics, and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America....

Immigrants face wall even before election day

Immigrants face wall even before election day

"Paco", Guest Writer
November 16
Filed under Opinion

Rio Hondo College sophomore, Paco, 26, experienced life changing events when his mother made the choice to move from Mexico to the United States. It was 1999, and Paco was nine years old. On a hot summer day 17 years ago, Paco’s mother, Rosa, and his uncle Gerardo packed their bags, handed Paco a b...

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