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California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants program

May 13, 2020

The California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants program is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide...

The Fight to Ensure Citizenship and Liberty

November 8, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, President Donald J. Trump was featured in an interview with Axios that has gathered quite the controversy. Residents in the United States born from those with illegal citizenship consider...

Trump Administration Expands On Immigration Rule

The topic of Immigration has been a source of a heated debate in America and a thorn in President Trump’s side.
October 3, 2018
President Trump made campaign promises to reform immigration, build a great wall, and make Mexico pay for it. He has been trying to make good on that promise since

Unapologetically Black

Unapologetically Black
Black Panther Does Simple Superbly
February 22, 2018
More often than not, pulling off the basics can do alot when impressing people. What Black Panther has done, is give audiences a film that has the standard superhero movie frame, but has components that are pulled together so well with everything executed so superbly; that the movie has become one of the best Marvel studios has to offer.

Rio Hondo Hosts Healing Circle Following DACA Announcement

Students filled the Student Union at Rio Hondo to discuss the DACA elimination announcement.
September 5, 2017

With the Trump Administration announcing the elimination of the DACA program, many undocumented students are left wondering what’s in store for them now. Keeping this in mind, Rio Hondo held a Healing...

DACA Program Ended by Trump Administration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the extermination of the DACA program early Tuesday morning.
September 5, 2017

The Trump Administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (better known as DACA) Tuesday morning. DACA protected around 800,000 “Dreamers” from being deported. Attorney...

Octogenarian: The Pillar of Her Family

Yolanda Ramirez desired to share her mother's story in appreciation for all her hard work in life.
May 10, 2017

My mother Maria del Socorro Anaya Mora, “Doña Coco”, was born 80 years ago this May. She is the marble-strong pillar of strength that holds our family together...and she was an undocumented immigrant...

No Hate or Fear, Immigrants Welcome Here!

Anti-Trump Supporter displaying the American Flag as a symbol of Patriotism for undocumented immigrants on May 1st in MacArthur Park
May 1, 2017

Hundreds of people spent their first day of May gathering in Downtown L.A to protest the recent string of anti-immigration policies. Calling it the MayDay March and Rally, taken from their website go.peoplepower.org,...

Constituents of the 38th District Meet with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

U.S. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez discusses current issues facing the 38th district and our nation Tuesday, April 11, in the Excelsior Town Hall.
April 18, 2017

Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump were holding competing rallies April 15 at a Berkeley, California park when a fight broke out which resulted in at least 20 arrests as cops attempted...

Federal Authorities Round Up Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Nationwide

Immigration Customs Enforcement agents conducted immigration raids over the weekend arresting 160 local undocumented residents of the Los Angeles area.
February 16, 2017

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...

Jose Antonio Vargas Shares Message of Unity

Jose Antonio Vargas spoke to Rio Hondo faculty and students about the obstacles he overcame as an undocumented person living in the United States.
November 29, 2016

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...

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

November 17, 2016

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

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