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  • September 22, 2011

    WAMU

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    "I moved out here from L.A. to work on the DREAM Act," says Matias Ramos, who lives in D.C. "I had been a volunteer for the Obama campaign and I really thought there was going to be change. I’m not a felon; I’m not a criminal."

  • September 21, 2011

    Multi-American

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    "Last month, the Obama administration announced that it would review some 300,000 cases of immigrants in the deportation pipeline, potentially sparing many deemed a low priority for deportation from removal. Among these low priorities were young people who arrived here as children, and who have or are pursuing a higher education degree in the United States.

    "Challenges to the policy shift were inevitable, as people whose cases are eligible for review continue to move through the system. But a particularly high-profile challenge has surfaced now in the imminent deportation of Matias Ramos, one of the nation’s most prominent undocumented student leaders and the co-founder of United We Dream, an advocacy network for undocumented youth. A well-known spokesman for these students, Ramos was most recently quoted in a news story about how some pay for college.

    "Earlier today, Ramos tweeted, 'Obama gave someone a contract to put an electronic shackle on me.' Ramos, 25, who was born in Argentina, attached a link to a photo of himself wearing an electronic monitoring device."

  • July 9, 2011

    The Morris (MN) Sun Tribune features article “The New Caregiving Movement”

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  • July 5, 2011

    The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) features article “The New Caregiving Movement”

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  • May 23, 2011

    The Financial Times

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    Housekeepers already face hazards in the workplace “let alone the additional risk of sexual assault,” said Tiffany Williams, a social worker at the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank in Washington, DC.

  • February 10, 2011

    The Mountain Mail (Salida, CO) features article “Silencing Human Trafficking Victims in America”

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  • February 7, 2011

    The Huffington Post features article “Silencing Human Trafficking Victims in America”

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  • November 23, 2010

    The Richmond (KY) Register features article “Raise the Minimum Wage”

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  • November 22, 2010

    Common Dreams features article “Raise the Minimum Wage”

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  • December 25, 2009

    The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) features article “In 2010, Let's Treat our Domestic Workers Better”

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