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NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on immigration policy and its impact on everyday lives. This section is supported by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and The Carnegie Corporation of New York. For more information on NAM immigration coverage, contact Sandip Roy at sroy[at]newamericamedia[dot]org.

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When a Language Dies

India Currents, Commentary, Vidya Pradhan, Mar 29, 2010

The last speaker of a tribal language in India just died. For an Indian-American it raises issues about the role language plays in transmitting culture, especially in a different country.

Message of Unity Marches Through Los Angeles

La Opinin, News Report, Eileen Truax, Translated by Elena Shore, Mar 28, 2010

La Opinin estimates that between 10,000 and 15,000 people marched through the streets of Los Angeles Saturday to call for immigration reform. Unlike last year, when disagreements between groups resulted in five separate marches on May 1, the message this year is one of unity.

Obama Has Mojo--Health Reforms Lessons for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Interview with Frank Sharry, Sandip Roy, Mar 28, 2010

What lessons can supporters of immigration reform learn from the passage of health care reform? Do Democrats have the stomach for another fight? Frank Sharry of America's Voice says the window of opportunity is open for a few months.

Grassroots Growing Again for Immigration Reform

New America Media, Video, Video: Sam Hassan / Reporter: Jerry Sullivan, Mar 27, 2010

The turnout at Saturday's immigration march in Los Angeles far surpassed that of recent years, a signal that the grassroots may have taken back the reins in the movement for immigration reform.

Napolitano Condemns Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez, Mar 26, 2010

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she opposed local legislation that would make Arizona the first state in the nation to criminalize undocumented immigrants.

Whos Driving Immigration Reform?

New America Media, Commentary, Jerry Sullivan, Mar 26, 2010

Public demonstrations in recent years have offered indicators of a push-pull relationship between the grassroots and the political class. Saturdays march in Los Angeles could show which side has the upper hand.

Adrian Avila, American

Twenty Years in America and Still Trying to Become an American

Silicon Valley Debug, Commentary, Text and Photo by Adrian, Mar 26, 2010

Twenty years after escaping the hardships of Mexico, a commentator writes that he has become an American by working hard to get ahead, helping his community, his family and his country.

New America Now: Health Care Lessons, To Kill A Tiger, Shanghai Celebration

New America Now, Audio, Mar 26, 2010

Frank Sharry looks at the connection between health care and immigration reform, Jid Lee is the author of To Kill A Tiger about growing up in South Korea after the war, and a new art exhibit on the city of Shanghai has opened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

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