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Threatened Sanctuary or National Insecurity?

Jun 6, 2016 By Marisela Esparza
By: Brandy Miceli People from around the world gathered under the trees of Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to share their stories of brutal violence, sexual assault, and yearning hunger during their journey to the United States from their homelands — the hot spring day complementing their zeal to be heard. With mouths full of homemade tamales rojos y verdes, folks chanted, “Undocumented, unapologetic, and unafraid!” This event, put on by the Immigrant Youth Coalition, Coming Out Of The Shadows (COOTS), was a place where they could express themselves in the streets of Oakland, one of

10th Annual SF Immigrant Family Day

May 16, 2016 By Marisela Esparza
By Jessica Christian on April 28, 2016 4:56 pm Immigrant families, lawyers and advocates of immigrant rights gather on the steps of San Francisco City Hall for the 10th annual San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (SFILEN) Immigrant Family Day. Undocumented immigrant families share their stories with district supervisors Thursday April 28, 2016. Gaspard Mbole immigrant from Cameroon receives legal support from the San Francisco African Advocacy Network in the Mission District. “I came to San Francisco to get legal support,” Mbole said.”My hope is that all the immigrants