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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 $500 in direct assistance to those who qualify, and a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household....

The Fight to Ensure Citizenship and Liberty

Jaime Aparicio, A&E Editor

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 this a national issue. President Trump wants to abolish birthright citizenship to control what...

Trump Administration Expands On Immigration Rule

Leo John Villanueva, Staff Writer

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

Noah Garcia, News Editor

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.

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

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 Circle inside the school’s Student Union on Tuesday afternoon. The event, which was open to students...

DACA Program Ended by Trump Administration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the extermination of the DACA program early Tuesday morning.

Ramon Alvarado and Noah Garcia

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 General Jeff Sessions was the man that announced the final decision Tuesday. Stating that...

Octogenarian: The Pillar of Her Family

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

Yolanda Ramirez, Guest Writer

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 who had the courage to leave six children behind to seek the American Dream in 1974. My grandmother,...

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

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor

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, all groups participating declared their opposition to President Trump and his policie...

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.

Zachary Mejia, News Editor

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 to keep the groups apart according to Reuters. As fist fights between people broke out there were can...

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.

Jake Laurell, Reporter

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 recently signed executive order January 25, cracking down on the millions of illegal immigrants ...

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.

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor

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 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, 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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