New Pew study reveals shocking truth about “immigrant criminals” & why deportations are so high | Latina Lista

These individuals guilty of unlawful reentry were fathers, mothers, sons and daughters trying to get back to their families. Or they were trying to get to those pockets of the country where hard labor is the only passport needed to earn enough money to have a basic quality of life back in their home countries.

There’s no way to legally justify entering the country without the proper paperwork and going through the legal channels but there’s also no way to morally justify labeling masses of people as criminals when their only crime is to reunite with loved ones or earn a living that enables their families back home to have a basic quality of life.

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Pleased to start 2014 with insurance – I signed up for Obamacare insurance! – CNNMoney

The Affordable Care Act for me is reasonable enough that with the tax break, the premium ended up being in the range of $136 a month. I chose a platinum plan with a $1,000 deductible.

The process was painless. I applied online and had no issues at all. It was not difficult to navigate or to find the policies that would fit.

I don’t know how it’s going to be when I start using the insurance. The jury is still out. My first concern was being able to find a doctor that was close. I did find a doctor 10 minutes away.

I am diabetic. I’ve been doing pretty well. But as you age, you start to have more issues that go with it. I have a minor surgery procedure that I’ve put off for years and testing that I just couldn’t afford.

What the future holds is the problem. You can’t roll the dice with no insurance for as many years as I did it. I know that.

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Feministing Jamz: Talking feminism with Ana Tijoux

VBF: In Somos Sur you worked with Palestinian rapper Shadia Mansour. How was working with her? How did you relate Palestinian struggles with Chilean struggles?

AT: Incredible! It was an amazing experience. We had some friends in common and, as a great fan, I wrote her an email telling her that they’d given me her contact and basically told her that I’d like to collaborate. She knew my work and we collaborated long distance, and everything lined up so that we were able to bring her to Chile to do the video with her. It was incredible to meet her, she surpassed all my expectations and became a sister for life. Lots of intersecting histories…there was a lot of connection. Between Palestine and Chile, knowing that Chile has one of the largest Palestinian communities in the world outside of Palestine…it was incredible, something I carry in my heart and soul.

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Feministing Jamz: Talking feminism with Ana Tijoux

VBF: En Somos Sur trabajaste con la rapera palestina Shadia Mansour. ¿Cómo fue trabajar con ella? ¿Cómo relacionaron las luchas palestinas con aquellas chilenas?

AT: ¡Increíble! Fue una experiencia maravillosa. Teníamos algunos amigos en común y como una gran fan le escribí un email diciéndole que me habían dado su contacto y básicamente le dije que me gustaría colaborar con ella. Ella conocía mi trabajo y colaboramos a distancia, y las energías se dieron para traerla a Chile para hacer el video con ella. Fue increíble conocerla, superó todas mis expectativas, se transformó en una hermana de vida. Muchas historias entrecruzadas…hubo mucha conexión. Entre Palestina, Chile, sabiendo que en Chile hay una de las comunidades palestinas más grandes del mundo después de Palestina…fue increíble, algo que llevo en el corazón y en el alma.

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Study fingers chickens, quail, in spread of H7N9 influenza virus

“This work supports the field epidemiology studies that had identified live poultry markets as the likely source of the outbreak,” says Suarez. “The Chinese correctly closed the live bird markets where they had human infections, and that reduced the number of cases for a while. However, their efforts did not eradicate the virus and it has returned for a second wave.”

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