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Who wins, loses with Obama’s immigration executive orders

Some undocumented immigrants in the country are very happy tonight – about 4.3 million. But some 6 million are disappointed. President Obama’s announcement of a set of executive orders on immigration is a major step toward fixing the status of unauthorized immigrants. But, no doubt, the moment feels bittersweet. As an advocate told me tonight: “It’s a victory, but it’s a partial victory.”

There are, of course, inevitable repercussions that will stem from this unilateral action. Here are the winners and losers:

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Programas de Somerville

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the programs being implemented by Somerville to support and advocate for the immigrant community. We were joined by our special guest Irma Flores from the City of Somerville.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Rol de la Juventud en el Movimiento

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the role of youth in the pro-immigrant rights movement in the United States. We were joined by our special guests Katherine Asuncion and Rodrigo Huertas, youth leaders with the organization Student Immigrant Movement (SIM).

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Aniversario del Legado de Monseñor Romero

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the Anniversary of Monsignor Romero. We hosted a special program in his honor and talked about his legacy of social justice for the immigrant community.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Semana de Educación Financiera

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the Financial Literacy Week being held from March 23 to March 27 with our guest from the Mexican Consulate in Boston

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Foro informativo sobre la Acción Ejecutiva

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about our informative forum on the Executive Action occurring this weekend.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS)

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Salvadoran community and our upcoming events about the Executive Order.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Congelo de la Acción Ejecutiva

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the action taken by a Federal district judge in Texas which froze the executive action by President Barack Obama on immigration and the impact of this action on our community.

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Policy may reunite immigrants, endangered children

Federal officials are rolling out a new refugee program that could reunite thousands of children facing danger in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador with their immigrant parents in the United States.

Officials announced the program with little fanfare in November, and it has taken time for the word to spread. Thousands of immigrants who have had temporary legal status for many years could be eligible to apply for the first time to bring their children to America.

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Latinos lack in power positions in area cities, report says

Latinos lack in power positions in area cities, report says

Report cites ‘silent crisis’ in area cities

The Latino population in Boston, Somerville, and Chelsea has boomed in recent years, but their faces remain largely absent from positions of power in City Hall, according to a new report from an advocacy organization that brands the dearth of Hispanics in local government a “silent crisis.”