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Hidden Costs of Calling Cards Weigh Heavily on Immigrant Consumers

Many immigrants use calling cards to stay in touch with family and friends back home. And while government agencies try to police the industry, calling card users still encounter undisclosed fees and charges for calls that never went through.

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Immigrant Journalists Urged to Humanize the Digital Divide for their Audience

Learning how to put a human face on complex media policy issues for ethnic and community audiences will be critical to closing the digital divide between media haves and have-nots.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Anniversary Prompts Examination of Immigrant and Workers Rights

In this week’s summary of immigration news by The Media Consortium, the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire offers an opportunity for a number of writers to examine the state of organized labor and immigrant labor in the US.

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Immigration News Roundup

After the DREAM Act defeat, immigration-rights advocates are preparing to combat state and local bills that target immigrants in similar ways to Arizona’s SB 1070.