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President Obama Acts to Right Wrongs That Affront Our Ideals
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November 21, 2014

Look at 10-year-old Stephanie Pucheta’s face on the video, sad but determined to tell her family’s story. She describes the day her father was put in jail and then deported, putting a stop to his helping her with her homework and playing with her in the park. Her mother is...

One Reaction to the President’s Executive Action
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November 21, 2014

[Editor’s note: In August, CHN organized a conference call with the Obama Administration and several people who provide services to immigrants around the country. With the President’s action last night, we asked the on-the-ground experts who participated in the call to share their reactions. One response is below.] The word that struck...

The President’s Action on Immigration: What it Does, Why we Support it, and What’s Still Left to Do
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November 21, 2014

For far too long, millions of undocumented immigrants who work hard and contribute to our economy and their communities have lived in fear. Fear of being discovered. Fear of being separated from their families and their homes. Fear of not being able to work and provide for their families. Thankfully,...

How Many Working Families are Dependent on Food Banks in the US?
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November 19, 2014

This post was originally published on Oxfam America’s The Politics of Poverty blog on November 18. Americans are going back to work. US employment numbers are in and we should be glad. A job means a wage, and that means people can cover the essentials: rent, heat, clothes, medicine – and...

Building Local Momentum for National Change
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November 18, 2014

Virgil Pack works three jobs in the restaurant industry in order to support his two children. He spoke about his 60-plus hours of work each week, with no sick leave and no benefits, at an event releasing the 2014 Poverty and Inequality Indicators Report. Two of his jobs pay only...

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