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Scholarly Activist Loses DACA Status, Gains Legal Practice

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

Lizbeth Mateo has been an activist for undocumented immigrants since college. She graduated from CSUN and Santa Clara Law School as an undocumented student. Mateo recently opened her own practice less than one year after being sworn in as an attorney. She says all her work has prepared her for this moment. “This...

Asians and DACA

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

Asians are the fastest growing group of undocumented people in the U-S, according to the Pew Research Center. Of those 1.7 million immigrants, 130 thousand are DACA eligible. “I came to the United States when I was 10 years old, and I’m 25 now so I’ve been here for about 15 years,” said DACA...

Deported Businessman Separated From Family

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

Julian Montanez, a San Fernando Valley resident, was deported to Mexico last week. He owns an air conditioning business which supports his family. He was caught numerous times for traffic violations and felonies. After visiting his parole officer, he was caught by ICE. He says if he tries to come back...

Silicon Valley Professional’s Family Fears Deportation

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

More than 800,000 DACA recipients fear for their livelihoods. Twenty-eight-year-old Karen Ordaz is one of them. She’s a successful media producer for a Silicon Valley high tech company. Despite career success, Ordaz says she still stresses about her future even though her company supports her staying...

African DACA’s

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

The Pew Research Center reports, over four thousand people from Africa living in the U.S. are DACA recipients. Many of whom are students. Cal State University, Northridge graduate Umu Rodgers, from Sierra Leone Africa says her father is the reason why she is here in the U.S. “It was always a...

Lawful Street Vending

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

The Los Angeles City Council voted to decriminalize street vending last year. A proposed state bill would do the same. It's called SB 496. Some community organizers like David DeVoss say the state's effort is far-fetched. "The state certainly doesn't have the assets to regulate it," said Valley Vote...

Facial Recognition Restaurant

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

Caliburger in Pasadena has teamed up with NEC Facial Recognition to enhance their business. When customers come in to order their food, all they have to do is smile. The restaurant has a kiosk that allows you to pay for your food only using your face. "We actually are cutting out about 30 seconds...

CSUN DACA Resources

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Valley View News

February 27, 2018

Cal State Northridge is home to the largest population of undocumented students in the CSU system, according to the school DREAM Center. In 2016, the DREAM center opened to assist students with various resources, even before they are admitted to the University. “We offer a variety of student resources,...

CSUN Gun Scare

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Valley View News

February 19, 2018

A Snapchat video showed a gun inside a car on Cal State Northridge's campus. After three hours, police called the video a hoax. Police say the man behind the video was an armored truck driver. The video was posted around 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. It was taken behind the Oviatt Library. CSUN Campus...

Bicycles Grab The Limelight

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Valley View News

February 12, 2018

The bike sharing company, LimeBike is a new addition to the Cal State University, Northridge campus. The price to rent the company’s green and yellow bikes starts at just 50 cents an hour for students, faculty, and staff. At no cost to students’ tuition, Northridge becomes the first university in...

Coffee Health Effects Debated

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Valley View News

February 12, 2018

Coffee lovers packed the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual CoffeeCon event. There were over 50 vendors and they all freely handed out samples of their signature drinks. But, California coffee shops may soon have to warn customers about a possible risk of cancer. “Acrylamide which is in...

A Ferocious Flu Season

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Valley View News

February 12, 2018

The flu season is underway. As of Feb. 10th, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 84 flu-related deaths in the 2017-2018 season. Doctors say this strain of flu is the strongest in this decade and recommend people to take the proper precautions. They say the virus strain H-3-N-2...

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