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Five ways California is helping the immigrant community

Pablo Rodriguez former CEO of Dolores Huerta Foundation

SACRAMENTO, CA – There’s no doubt immigration reform has a long way to go to ensure family reunification and a path to citizenship for the undocumented community. We must continue to fight for a federal DREAM Act and demand an end to Secure Communities and 287(g) programs that allow state and local law enforcement agencies to partner with ICE. But I remain hopeful because California had major victories last year that prove just how powerful uniting with dignity as our moral compass can be.

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CDC study explores role of drugs, drive-by shootings, and other crimes in gang homicides


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If you missed it: The State of the Union Address

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address

United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:10 P.M. ET

State of the Union Address

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A Crane with a story: Heros and Economic Boost Come to Stockton Port

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STOCKTON, CA — On Friday, January 6, 2012, the Stockton Port received a special package whose delivery not only benefitted Stockton, but turned into a life saving story for Russia.

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The 2011 Top 10 Stories Most Read

As we begin 2012, Bilingual Weekly’s newsroom extracted the top 10 most read stories during the last 352 days.  Please note that the top 10 stories were not selected by the Bilingual Weekly’s staff, our team ran the English website’s analytics’ report which evaluates the hits received daily and it ranked each story from the highest number of hits to the lowest ranking in local news coverage. The following stories are briefs of the top 10 stories you, our readers clicked on.

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H-1B Visas reached Cap for the Fiscal Year 2012

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on November 23, 2011 that it has received the maximum number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2012. Continue reading

Payroll Tax will Increase for Most in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, November 30, 2011 President Obama spoke in Scranton, Pennsylvania urging Congress to extend a tax break for middle class families. December 3, Congress rejected an extension of this payroll tax cut that is set to expire at the end of the month. According to President Barak Obama this failed attempt to extend tax cuts, the typical middle-class family is going to see their taxes go up by $1,000 in 2012. The President released a statement calling the vote “unacceptable” — and urging Congress to stop playing politics.

American Jobs Act Released


President Barak Obama announces a proposal of the American Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. – September 13, 2011 President Barak Obama released the 199 page American Jobs Act to Congress following the September 8 proposal in an adress to Congress

The full bill is available to view here:

You may join senior White House officials on Twitter next week for office hours  if you have any questions on the Act.

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