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Laws affecting immigrants change in California

Arturo Rodriguez, Natinal President of UFW

Arturo Rodriguez speaks during UFWmarches which achieved the governors signature. Farmworkers may unionize at their work.

CALIFORNIA- While an increasing number of States like Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina  have shown harsh anti-immigrant policies; the Golden State addresses immigration differently.

Governor Jerry Brown signed on Saturday, October 8th three different bills that support immigrants in three major areas employment, transportation and education.

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788,000 Latina’s are business owners: and growth is projected. | Mayra Barrios

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA – While “Nena” worked in the fields, under the hot sun of the San Joaquin County, she dreamed of —one day— opening a restaurant to prepare the recipes that her grandmother taught her.  27 years ago her dream became a reality, she opened her first restaurant “Nenas Mexican Restaurant” located in the corner of “B” and “8th” Streets in Stockton, CA.
Behind the known name “Nena” —as everyone calls her— is Maria Elena Salsedo with a story of a hard working entrepreneur women.  Her story is one of many who collectively form the fastest growing group of business owners in Stockton.   According to the most recent Survey of Business Owners (SBO), a total of 788,000 Latinas now run their own businesses in the United States.

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