Cuba’s new presidential appointment is no cause for celebration

Cuban military dictator Raul Castro’s transfer of one of his many titles – actually, the least important one – to Miguel Díaz-Canel has been described by many foreign leaders and international media as a “transfer of power,” a “transition” and the start of “a new era” on the island. That’s laughable!


Nobody wins under current ICE arrest actions in Valley

Border Patrol enforcement in the San Joaquín Valley can provide nothing but a Pyrrhic victory for residents who support such action: Sure, you can cleanse the region of undocumented residents, but in the end the area’s economy and vibrancy will be destroyed.


Our Dreamers deserved better from their country

We knew that about 800,000 Dreamers were in trouble last September when President Donald J. Trump told they not “to worry” when he ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was established by then-President Barack Obama to shield high-achieving, undocumented immigrants from deportation.


¿Está Trump ‘enamorado’ de los Dreamers otra vez?

El Presidente Trump no ha sido alguien que permita que la consistencia lo guíe. Y ahora, después de que el cierre de gobierno, que en parte fue por una disputa sobre el programa DACA para quienes fueron traídos a este país ilegalmente cuando eran niños, no por decisión propia, parece que él está movilizándose en torno a DACA una vez más. A quienes están en el país bajo el amparo de este programa se les conoce como “Dreamers.”


Trump needs to work harder for the Dreamers

The political roller coaster that Dreamers have been riding ever since last November when President Donald J. Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution continues.

Volunteers make dental clinic a success

The free dental clinic wouldn’t be possible without those who volunteer their time for the event.
María G. Ortiz-Briones mortizbriones@vidaenelvalle.com


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