You could say Ana Maldonado goes out of her way to get to Portland Community College’s new DREAM Center. First she walks, then takes light rail, then a bus. That brings her to the PCC campus closest to her house. … Continue reading In Oregon, one college tries to make a home for ‘Dreamers’
Margarita Reyes Pacheco’s story is one of immigration, family and hard work If cranberries decorate your Thanksgiving table or a Christmas wreath adorns your home, you might have Margarita Reyes Pacheco to thank. She’s a Mexican immigrant farmworker who spends … Continue reading Divided by deportation: ‘Hope is what I lean on’
Their struggles may be more hidden. Here’s why. Deportations, sanctuary and a possible end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “Dreamer,” program are the big issues facing undocumented immigrants in the United States. But people in Portland’s Latino … Continue reading If Portland’s a Sanctuary City, Where Are All the Homeless Latino People?