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Guardians of our Constitution

Adapted from the installation speech of Annaluisa Padilla, 2017-18 President of AILA I am humbled and honored to accept the challenge to lead this organization in these unprecedented times. These are times when immigrants are vilified and despised, when immigrants are...

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Dollars and Sense

SB1070 made my state of Arizona about as unwelcoming as you’d imagine for a then-young Latino guy like me. I can recall being called an "illegal" in an aisle of a Home Depot by an old woman who was surprised that I spoke English, and that I called her out, asking her...

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Fair Treatment Under the Law

Indiana’s highest court handed down a unanimous ruling earlier this month protecting the rights of injured unauthorized immigrants to seek recovery of lost wages and decreased earning capacity and importantly, making their undocumented status inadmissible at trial in...

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Arizona: A Lesson in Tolerance

Arizona…you never learn, do you? In 1987, I was living in Tucson. I was in 7th grade and the state of Arizona provided me with a crash course in racism, the civil rights movement and very poor decision-making. Former Governor Evan Mecham infamously rescinded an...

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