Ignacia Moya, born in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco,106 years ago, became a U.S. citizen in her second attempt to get citizenship. Wearing a blue, red and white blouse representing the American flag, Moya celebrated the occasion with her two sons and some of her 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Moya applied for citizenship for the first time more than 20 years ago, when she was 86. Her application was denied for not speaking English well. Among the guests were immigrant rights advocates, and elected officials, including Ricardo Muñoz and Danny Solis and Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill.
Mortgage servicers still violating guidelines
Nearly one year ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) introduced rules for mortgage servicers designed to end predatory practices that have cost countless families their homes. The new servicing standards made home-saving loan modifications more available and laid the groundwork ...
Serving to heal the weary soles of migrants
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Jorge Gutiérrez calls himself “El ...
The front lines of climate change
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Generations celebrate tradition of Mañanitas
Qué linda está la mañana
En que vengo a saludarte
Venimos todos con gusto
Y placer a felicitarte
El día en que tú naciste
Nacieron todas las flores
En la pilar del bautismo
Cantaron los ruiseñores
Ya viene amaneciendo
Ya la luz del día nos dio
Levántate de ...