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January 19, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, questioning whether the United States has "come to a point in which we just plain can't handle" the continuing waves of immigrants, said Wednesday that this country should "collaborate with our allies" on resettling refugees elsewhere.
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June 8, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legacies of the immigrants, old and new, converge on the streets of this prosperous port city that has been shaped and reshaped by foreign diasporas for more than a century. In La Boca, the historic waterfront enclave of brightly painted tenements founded by Genovese dockworkers and fishermen, the worshipers at Our Lady Mother of the Immigrants church are mostly of Italian and Spanish descent.
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NEWS
June 8, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legacies of the immigrants, old and new, converge on the streets of this prosperous port city that has been shaped and reshaped by foreign diasporas for more than a century. In La Boca, the historic waterfront enclave of brightly painted tenements founded by Genovese dockworkers and fishermen, the worshipers at Our Lady Mother of the Immigrants church are mostly of Italian and Spanish descent.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arms folded firmly across her chest, her look stern and wary, Patricia Villatoro sits on a metal folding chair at El Rescate, a service agency for Latinos in the Pico-Union area. Years of danger, hardship and heartache have settled into her face. And yet, she occasionally softens. In those moments, dimples dominate her smile and she becomes a young, pretty, 28-year-old woman whose obligations and ambitions pull her in two directions.
NEWS
December 2, 1989 | LYNN SMITH and RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The steady stream of Latino immigrants into Southern California has sparked a battle for their souls that church leaders say will last throughout the 1990s. The struggle pits the Roman Catholic Church, for centuries the predominant religion among Latinos, against evangelical Christian groups competing with increasing success for Latino converts. As a result, besieged Catholic leaders throughout the nation are being forced to grapple with the realities of a rapidly transforming flock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1990 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen Latin American refugees filed claims against the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Tuesday, alleging that they were beaten, kicked and mistreated by their federal guards. The claims, filed as a necessary step before a federal lawsuit, seek $15 million in damages. Most of the alleged abuses occurred at detention centers in El Centro and Imperial and involved 10 INS guards. Two minors are among the aliens making the claims. Peter A.
NEWS
September 30, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The governments of North America and Western Europe, including the United States, "have become increasingly restrictive in granting asylum" to political refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Where the problem is "most critical," the London-based human rights organization's refugee coordinator, Nicholas J. Rizza, said in a news conference in Los Angeles, is in the efforts of political refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala to seek asylum in the United States.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arms folded firmly across her chest, her look stern and wary, Patricia Villatoro sits on a metal folding chair at El Rescate, a service agency for Latinos in the Pico-Union area. Years of danger, hardship and heartache have settled into her face. And yet, she occasionally softens. In those moments, dimples dominate her smile and she becomes a young, pretty, 28-year-old woman whose obligations and ambitions pull her in two directions.
NEWS
December 6, 1985
On a day of public campaign-style appearances in the Riverside area followed by a private fund-raising dinner in Palm Springs, Gov. George Deukmejian called on Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley--his likely opponent in next year's gubernatorial election--to take a stand on the Los Angeles City Council resolution declaring the city a sanctuary for political refugees from Latin America.
OPINION
April 9, 2006 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
THE TIMING WAS perfect. Just as a growing number of American women were entering the labor force, a massive wave of immigration -- much of it undocumented -- was headed north from Mexico and Central America. With so many U.S. women leaving the home in the 1970s and 1980s, the demand for paid domestic work skyrocketed, particularly in urban areas with large immigrant populations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1990 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen Latin American refugees filed claims against the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Tuesday, alleging that they were beaten, kicked and mistreated by their federal guards. The claims, filed as a necessary step before a federal lawsuit, seek $15 million in damages. Most of the alleged abuses occurred at detention centers in El Centro and Imperial and involved 10 INS guards. Two minors are among the aliens making the claims. Peter A.
NEWS
December 2, 1989 | LYNN SMITH and RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The steady stream of Latino immigrants into Southern California has sparked a battle for their souls that church leaders say will last throughout the 1990s. The struggle pits the Roman Catholic Church, for centuries the predominant religion among Latinos, against evangelical Christian groups competing with increasing success for Latino converts. As a result, besieged Catholic leaders throughout the nation are being forced to grapple with the realities of a rapidly transforming flock.
NEWS
January 19, 1989 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, questioning whether the United States has "come to a point in which we just plain can't handle" the continuing waves of immigrants, said Wednesday that this country should "collaborate with our allies" on resettling refugees elsewhere.
NEWS
September 30, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The governments of North America and Western Europe, including the United States, "have become increasingly restrictive in granting asylum" to political refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Where the problem is "most critical," the London-based human rights organization's refugee coordinator, Nicholas J. Rizza, said in a news conference in Los Angeles, is in the efforts of political refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala to seek asylum in the United States.
NEWS
July 12, 1994
Across the globe, millions of people are on the move. Today, about 100 million live outside their countries of birth. Their motives are many, but the most popular one is economic opportunity. Refugees fleeing war or persecution doubled in number in the turbulent 1980s, but they still represent only a minority of all migrants. These are some of the discoveries in a new report, "Global Migration: People on the Move," by Population Action International in Washington, D.C.
MAGAZINE
June 25, 1989 | SEAN MITCHELL, Sean Mitchell's last story for this magazine was a profile of writer Joseph Wambaugh."
On a clear, blue, ocean-scented morning in Sydney, a day like so many others when the sidewalk cafes in Kings Cross have their awnings out for breakfast, the joggers are loose in the Royal Botanical Gardens and no one is sleeping nearby in a cardboard box, it's possible to see that California is no longer the end of the line. The search for the good life and the new life that for 150 years carried millions of restless Americans across the continent to the West Coast has in recent years carried some of them farther, 7,500 miles and 15 hours by air farther, into the southern hemisphere, to Australia.
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