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Educated Constituents Can Advocate Policies That Create More Opportunities And A Fairer Society

EC Senior Fellow Nancy Hubbell Biffar: What Krugman misses is the sad irony that a better-educated electorate is this country’s best hope for demanding a stronger, truly democratic system. Education is what equips us to take on the powerful interests that Krugman rightly holds responsible for driving the disastrous trends in inequality.

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Officials Warn Immigrants of Notario Fraud

Following President Obama’s announcement of major changes to United States immigration policy last month, officials across the country, including California Attorney General Kamala Harris, are calling on immigrants and their families to be cautious about “notarios” offering help with legal services. The new immigration rules have not been implemented, so therefore federal immigration authorities are not accepting any applications at this time. Using unauthorized immigration consultants could cost families unnecessary fees, could delay the application process, and possibly lead to removal proceedings.

You can find resources on the President’s immigration policy reforms and how individuals can prepare at the Administrative Relief Resource Center.

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...these places that have very few immigrants are the most [unnerved] by their presence. But in the places that have long-settled immigrant populations--and, in particular, have large shares of the undocumented--these populations have become deeply interwoven into the fabric of the overall community.

University of Southern California Professor Manuel Pastor on state lawsuits challenging President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.

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