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Things That Make No Sense: Why Was Marihuana Legalized Before Immigrants

The Long Struggle for Citizenship

Fernando Duran, 26, was born in Mexico City and it took him 16 years to become a US citizen. What’s the hold up? There are hundreds of thousands of young Latinos like Fernando who are waiting for become citizens to be able to contribute their vote to this country and who are eager to access college more easily. However, states are legalizing marihuana before legalizing ambitious immigrants like Fernando. What’s up with that?! Marihuana isn’t helping American immigrants follow their dreams.

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Rainbow Mariachi


Rainbow Mariachi

World’s First LGBT Mariachi

Los Angeles is home to the first mariachi band of its genre, featuring all LGBT members. The group includes Natalie Marie Melendez, the only transgender woman in mariachi.  “We stand for our community and we’re here to represent it through the art of music,” Melendez says.

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