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Bad, Family, and God: Justino Mora @JustinoMora1 Hector Barajas, a U.S. veteran, was deported in 2004. Today, our dear friend Hector won his battle against the U.S. government and will be allowed to return home, become a U.S. citizen, and reunite with his family! Hector will be sworn in as a citizen on April 13th in San Diego. Yass!! 💜🙌🏽😊 Via The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Hector Barajas, who became the face and voice of deported veterans after his own deportation, will be allowed to return to the place he considers home and become a U.S. citizen. Barajas burst into joyous tears seated on a couch Thursday afternoon in front of a large American flag as he read a document informing him that he would be sworn in as a citizen on April 13 in San Diego. “Fourteen years, man,” Hector said, his voice cracking. “Oh my God, this is great. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”. “I’m coming home, mom!” he added. Barajas was honorably discharged from the Army in 2001 but struggled readjusting to civilian life. He took a plea deal for a charge of shooting at an occupied car in 2002. Because of that conviction, the government took away his green card, and he was deported in 2004 after he finished a prison sentence. “I made bad decisions,” Barajas-Varela told the Union-Tribune last year about that time in his life. “I put myself in that situation... I wouldn’t put myself in that situation again.” Barajas founded the Deported Veterans Support House, known to many as “the Bunker,” in 2013 to support deportees in Tijuana. He became a leader in a push for legislative changes to help U.S. military veterans who had not become citizens avoid deportation and to bring back those who were already removed. He was born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles from age seven. Since he had a green card, he was able to serve in the Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1995 to 2001. At the time, he thought he’d automatically become a citizen, but that was not the case. Members of the military are allowed to apply for citizenship with no waiting period. They still have to fill out the paperwork and pass the tests. Noncitizens who serve in the military are still at risk for deportation if they commit crimes that can cause the U.S. to revoke their green cards."
Bad, Family, and God: Justino Mora
 @JustinoMora1
 Hector Barajas, a U.S. veteran, was
 deported in 2004. Today, our dear friend
 Hector won his battle against the U.S.
 government and will be allowed to return
 home, become a U.S. citizen, and reunite
 with his family!
 Hector will be sworn in as a citizen on
 April 13th in San Diego.
Yass!! 💜🙌🏽😊 Via The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Hector Barajas, who became the face and voice of deported veterans after his own deportation, will be allowed to return to the place he considers home and become a U.S. citizen. Barajas burst into joyous tears seated on a couch Thursday afternoon in front of a large American flag as he read a document informing him that he would be sworn in as a citizen on April 13 in San Diego. “Fourteen years, man,” Hector said, his voice cracking. “Oh my God, this is great. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”. “I’m coming home, mom!” he added. Barajas was honorably discharged from the Army in 2001 but struggled readjusting to civilian life. He took a plea deal for a charge of shooting at an occupied car in 2002. Because of that conviction, the government took away his green card, and he was deported in 2004 after he finished a prison sentence. “I made bad decisions,” Barajas-Varela told the Union-Tribune last year about that time in his life. “I put myself in that situation... I wouldn’t put myself in that situation again.” Barajas founded the Deported Veterans Support House, known to many as “the Bunker,” in 2013 to support deportees in Tijuana. He became a leader in a push for legislative changes to help U.S. military veterans who had not become citizens avoid deportation and to bring back those who were already removed. He was born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles from age seven. Since he had a green card, he was able to serve in the Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1995 to 2001. At the time, he thought he’d automatically become a citizen, but that was not the case. Members of the military are allowed to apply for citizenship with no waiting period. They still have to fill out the paperwork and pass the tests. Noncitizens who serve in the military are still at risk for deportation if they commit crimes that can cause the U.S. to revoke their green cards."

Yass!! 💜🙌🏽😊 Via The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Hector Barajas, who became the face and voice of deported veterans after his own deportation, ...

America, Community, and Future: SUMNER AP/SHUTTERSTOCK Linda Brown, Whose Brown v. Board of Education Case Ended Segregation in Schools, Dies Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died in Topeka, Kansas. She was 76. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka confirmed it is handling funeral arrangements for Brown. Born in 1943, Brown was in third grade in 1950 when she was denied admission to an all-white elementary school in her hometown of Topeka. She lived 20 blocks from her segregated school, but just five blocks from the all-white school. Kansas schools at the time were segregated by state law. Brown's father, Rev. Oliver Brown, sued the school district in 1951. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up the case, which was combined with segregation suits against school districts in other states when it came before the Supreme Court. Future Supreme Court justice ThurgoodMarshall was the lead attorney for the NAACP. In a unanimous ruling in 1954, the court declared school segregation an unconstitutional violation of the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The ruling, written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine that had served as the basis for segregation of public facilities since the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson. "Sixty-four years ago a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America," Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. "Linda Brown's life reminds us that sometimes the most unlikely people can have an incredible impact and that by serving our community we can truly change the world." lindabrown brownvsboardofeducation education
America, Community, and Future: SUMNER
 AP/SHUTTERSTOCK
 Linda Brown, Whose Brown
 v. Board of Education Case
 Ended Segregation in
 Schools, Dies
Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died in Topeka, Kansas. She was 76. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka confirmed it is handling funeral arrangements for Brown. Born in 1943, Brown was in third grade in 1950 when she was denied admission to an all-white elementary school in her hometown of Topeka. She lived 20 blocks from her segregated school, but just five blocks from the all-white school. Kansas schools at the time were segregated by state law. Brown's father, Rev. Oliver Brown, sued the school district in 1951. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up the case, which was combined with segregation suits against school districts in other states when it came before the Supreme Court. Future Supreme Court justice ThurgoodMarshall was the lead attorney for the NAACP. In a unanimous ruling in 1954, the court declared school segregation an unconstitutional violation of the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The ruling, written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine that had served as the basis for segregation of public facilities since the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson. "Sixty-four years ago a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America," Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. "Linda Brown's life reminds us that sometimes the most unlikely people can have an incredible impact and that by serving our community we can truly change the world." lindabrown brownvsboardofeducation education

Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Co...

Chicago, Children, and cnn.com: CNN Live TV US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico By Theresa Waldrop, CNN Updated 7:47 PM EDT, Sun March 25, 2018 “A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. . . Perez, 39, was escorted across the US-Mexico border from Texas and handed over to Mexican authorities Friday, ICE said in a statement. . . Perez, his family and supporters, who include Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, had argued that his wartime service to the country had earned him the right to stay in the United States and to receive mental health treatment for the PTSD and substance abuse. . . "This case is a tragic example of what can happen when national immigration policies are based more in hate than on logic and ICE doesn't feel accountable to anyone," Duckworth said in a statement following reports of Perez's deportation. "At the very least, Miguel should have been able to exhaust all of his legal options before being rushed out of the country under a shroud of secrecy." . . Perez was born in Mexico and legally came to the United States at age 8 when his father, Miguel Perez Sr., a semi-pro soccer player, moved the family to Chicago because of a job offer, Perez told CNN earlier. He has two children born in the United States. His parents and one sister are now naturalized American citizens, and another sister is an American citizen by birth. . . Source: CNN . . immigration immigrants deported veteran immigrant immigrants veterans
Chicago, Children, and cnn.com: CNN
 Live TV
 US Army veteran who served
 two tours in Afghanistan has
 been deported to Mexico
 By Theresa Waldrop, CNN
 Updated 7:47 PM EDT, Sun March 25, 2018
“A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. . . Perez, 39, was escorted across the US-Mexico border from Texas and handed over to Mexican authorities Friday, ICE said in a statement. . . Perez, his family and supporters, who include Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, had argued that his wartime service to the country had earned him the right to stay in the United States and to receive mental health treatment for the PTSD and substance abuse. . . "This case is a tragic example of what can happen when national immigration policies are based more in hate than on logic and ICE doesn't feel accountable to anyone," Duckworth said in a statement following reports of Perez's deportation. "At the very least, Miguel should have been able to exhaust all of his legal options before being rushed out of the country under a shroud of secrecy." . . Perez was born in Mexico and legally came to the United States at age 8 when his father, Miguel Perez Sr., a semi-pro soccer player, moved the family to Chicago because of a job offer, Perez told CNN earlier. He has two children born in the United States. His parents and one sister are now naturalized American citizens, and another sister is an American citizen by birth. . . Source: CNN . . immigration immigrants deported veteran immigrant immigrants veterans

“A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. . . Perez, ...

Blessed, Life, and Memes: CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR OUTCOME." ' How to keep a positive outlook all the time? In a cluttered world full of anxiety and stress, it is easy to feel that you are carrying the weight of the world in your shoulders. You fill up your calendar and rush from one activity to another as if taking time to rest and reflect is forbidden. You then find yourself asking why life is so stressful and hard. The key to disengaging from the fast pace and stress is to take the time to develop and maintain a positive outlook on life. But… how? ✔️Being Happy About Yourself Realise that you’re unique and one of a kind. You were created to make a mark in this life and not just born to survive. You may not realize it but one way or another, someone feels so blessed with your existence.So stop saying you’re nobody. ✔️Remember that your life can be just what you want it to be. Most of life is a choice, having the freedom to act and decide on your own.Start deciding and stop complaining. ✔️Count your blessings, not your troubles. There are two types of people: a proactive and a reactive. The reactive always see the trouble and blames the circumstance to other people, while proactive see troubles as a bridge to success. Which are you? Comment below and let’s find out! - blessings positive millionairementor
Blessed, Life, and Memes: CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK
 IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE
 YOUR OUTCOME."
 '
How to keep a positive outlook all the time? In a cluttered world full of anxiety and stress, it is easy to feel that you are carrying the weight of the world in your shoulders. You fill up your calendar and rush from one activity to another as if taking time to rest and reflect is forbidden. You then find yourself asking why life is so stressful and hard. The key to disengaging from the fast pace and stress is to take the time to develop and maintain a positive outlook on life. But… how? ✔️Being Happy About Yourself Realise that you’re unique and one of a kind. You were created to make a mark in this life and not just born to survive. You may not realize it but one way or another, someone feels so blessed with your existence.So stop saying you’re nobody. ✔️Remember that your life can be just what you want it to be. Most of life is a choice, having the freedom to act and decide on your own.Start deciding and stop complaining. ✔️Count your blessings, not your troubles. There are two types of people: a proactive and a reactive. The reactive always see the trouble and blames the circumstance to other people, while proactive see troubles as a bridge to success. Which are you? Comment below and let’s find out! - blessings positive millionairementor

How to keep a positive outlook all the time? In a cluttered world full of anxiety and stress, it is easy to feel that you are carrying the w...

College, Memes, and School: #Immigrants :"California just appointed the first undocumented person to a statewide committee! @LizbethMateo will work to expand access to higher education for low income and underserved communities." Via @OurRevolution #womenshistorymonth 오 California Senate committee appoints first undocumented im... thehill.com nDigital RICO NOMBRAMIEN MENTA ES NOMBRADA ASES 3/16/18, 3:28 PM from Sacramento, CA 🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's office said. . . The state's Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed Lizbeth Mateo — an attorney and immigrant rights activist — to be a part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, the Sacramento Bee reported. . . In a statement, De León praised Mateo, saying that while President Trump "fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities." . . "Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country," de León said. . . The Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee does work regarding helping students from low-income or underserved communities to get access to college. “While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made," Mateo said in a statement. . . Mateo was born in Mexico and arrived in the U.S. when she was 14. In 2016, she graduated from Santa Clara University law school, according to the Bee. (The Hill) immigration undocumented dreamer dreamers immigrant california
College, Memes, and School:  #Immigrants :"California just
 appointed the first undocumented
 person to a statewide committee!
 @LizbethMateo will work to expand
 access to higher education for low
 income and underserved
 communities." Via @OurRevolution
 #womenshistorymonth 오
 California Senate committee
 appoints first undocumented im...
 thehill.com
 nDigital
 RICO NOMBRAMIEN
 MENTA ES NOMBRADA ASES
 3/16/18, 3:28 PM from Sacramento, CA
🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's office said. . . The state's Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed Lizbeth Mateo — an attorney and immigrant rights activist — to be a part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, the Sacramento Bee reported. . . In a statement, De León praised Mateo, saying that while President Trump "fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities." . . "Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country," de León said. . . The Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee does work regarding helping students from low-income or underserved communities to get access to college. “While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made," Mateo said in a statement. . . Mateo was born in Mexico and arrived in the U.S. when she was 14. In 2016, she graduated from Santa Clara University law school, according to the Bee. (The Hill) immigration undocumented dreamer dreamers immigrant california

🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kev...