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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...

CSUN: Are you aware? – Executive Order 1100

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Kelcey Henderson

October 19, 2017

CSUN, are you aware that the California State University, Northridge faculty senate voted Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, not comply with Executive Order 1100. The order can potentially eliminate a portion of the general education requirement that includes comparative cultural studies. Check out the order...

Online Privacy: Terms and Conditions May Apply

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Frank Addelia

May 14, 2016

On Point reports on tech privacy, with CSUN Marketing Professor Kristen Walker, CSUN Communication Studies Professor Gina Giotta, Pierce College Computer Science Professor Luis Celada and Guardian reporter Nellie Bowles. Moderator: Sofia Levin Anchor: Mariah Robinson ...

Breaking the Bathroom Boundaries

Daniel Velarde

March 30, 2016

CSUN's University Student Union opened the Oasis Wellness Center in 2015 as a place for all CSUN students to rest and relax. Part of the Center are CSUN's only gender-inclusive restrooms, welcome to all, and designed to ease the hostility or discrimination Trans and Gender non-conforming people ...

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