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Posted: January 15, 2010

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

Immigration Reform

Our ongoing coverage of this important topic addresses both state and national legislative efforts, as well as local concerns related to immigration and the status of undocumented immigrants.


 

October 13, 2016
Event welcomes migrant workers
Event welcomes migrant workers

EMC photos by Kevin Rivoli

During Mass last month at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, a group of men sat together in the back half of the pews.

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April 12, 2016
Migrant family places priority on education
Migrant family places priority on education

Gloria Jasso never had the chance to receive a basic formal education, let alone experience college life.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 13, 2016
Migrant worker advocate receives honor
Migrant worker advocate receives honor

Beverly Sirvent's office at Finger Lakes Community Health's Newark center is fairly sparse.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 17, 2015
Undocumented students seek justice
Undocumented students seek justice

Kemberly Gil is a SUNY Brockport sophomore who is studying international relations.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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November 17, 2015
Farmworker memorialized

Several groups who advocate for migrant workers held a memorial service this month for a dairy farm worker who died a year ago in a farming accident.

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May 8, 2015
Speaker shares immigration experiences
Speaker shares immigration experiences

As someone who moved to this country as a child without papers, Raul Ramírez related closely to Jose Antonio Vargas' story of living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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April 10, 2015
Worker's death underscores farmwork dangers
Worker's death underscores farmwork dangers

When Daniel Larios Hernández reached the edge of the field where his 25-year-old son, Luis Larios Hernández, died last summer, he bowed his head and silently wept.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 18, 2015
Wrongful arrest lawsuit settled

A settlement has been reached in a wrongful arrest lawsuit brought by an Oswego County resident against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 15, 2015
State police revisiting policies toward the undocumented
State police revisiting policies toward the undocumented

In addition to the relief that undocumented immigrants received upon the president's recent executive order, upstate activists were successful in having the New York State Police review its manual and training policies regarding interactions with such immigrants.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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December 17, 2014
Migrants, advocates react to president's immigration actions
Migrants, advocates react to president's immigration actions

While local migrant workers and immigration-reform advocates are happy that President Barack Obama took action to address the plight of undocumented families, they are disappointed that his executive order didn't go further to help more workers.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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