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Oradores incluyen a Daniel Valenzuela, Consejero de la Ciudad de Phoenix, a María Idali Torres, Directora del Instituto Gastón y Rafael Collazo del Concilio Nacional de la Raza


Octubre 10, 2012 East BostonEl sábado 13 de octubre, El Centro Social de la ciudad de East Boston será la sede del primer encuentro entre agencias y miembros de la comunidad de Boston para examinar el tema de el poder de la comunidad Latina en la ciudad y sus comunidades aledañas. Auspiciado por EBECC (El Concilio Ecuménico de la Comunidad de East Boston), la Coalición de Defensa para los Derechos de Inmigrantes y Refugiados de Massachusetts (MIRA), Vecinos Unidos para un Mejor East Boston (NUBE), ¿OISTE? Y SEIU615, la conferencia que está programada para durar medio día explorara las dificultades que afectan  a la comunidad Latina, así como el potencial electoral que la comunidad Latina en Massachusetts posee dado la cercanía de las elecciones generales más críticas de los últimos tiempos. En vista al futuro, los participantes compartirán ideas de cómo edificar el poder de los Latinos y fortalecer la unidad en entre la comunidad Latina de Boston y los proveedores de servicios sociales con los que trabajan.

Read more: East Boston Sera Sede de la Primera Conferencia Latina en Boston.  Sábado 13 de octubre.

Speakers include Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, Gaston Institute Director Maria Idali Torres, and Rafael Collazo from National Council of La Raza



September 28, 2012 EAST BOSTON — On the morning of Saturday, October 13, the East Boston Social Center will host the first gathering of Boston community agencies and residents to explore the issue of Latino power in the city and its greater environs. Sponsored by the East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC), the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), ¿Oiste?, and SEIU615, the half-day conference will explore the issues impacting area Latinos and their electoral potential in Massachusetts before this critical general election. Looking toward the future, participants will share the possibilities for building Latino power in Boston and beyond, and they will create the foundation for future discussion and increased unity among Latinos and the social service providers working with them.

Read more: East Boston to Host First 'Boston Latino Conference' Oct. 13

June 28th, 2012 BOSTON — The Budget Conference Committee this morning released the final version of the FY 2013 state budget and submitted it to the legislature, which was expected to approve it quickly  Many of the amendments that were most harmful to immigrants were removed from the budget, including one that would have mandated the implementation of the expensive and error-prone E-Verify for all businesses contracting with the state, and one that would have excluded mixed-status families from state subsidized housing, thereby threatening to make U.S. citizen children homeless.

Read more: Immigrant Advocates React to Final Legislative Budget

Dozens of volunteers help new citizens in "the first duty of citizenship"

June 29, 2012 BOSTON — Newly naturalized U.S. citizen Siewnarine Mohaber lifted his red baseball cap and gently patted the top of his head."See, my friend, I had an accident," said the Guyanese native. "It made it difficult to study for my citizenship exam."

Through perseverance, the story had a happy ending — as did the stories of almost 1,800 other people from 114 countries who became U.S. citizens today, swearing an oath of allegiance before United States Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler at the Seaport World Trade Center.

Read more: Hundreds of New Americans Registered to Vote Today

July 9, 2012 BOSTON — Four provisions targeted at the undocumented immigrant population of Massachusetts were included in the final budget sent to Governor Patrick. These included increased penalties for infractions related to driving without a license and distributing false I.D.s, and the creation of a residency check for vehicle registration. Yesterday, the governor signed the final budget, allowing three increased-penalty measures to stand and amending the registration provision.

Read more: Governor's Final Budget Curbs Targeting of Undocumented Immigrants