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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

Oakland Man Facing Deportation for Nonviolent Drug Crime

Today, Bou sits in a Haskell, Texas jail awaiting deportation to a country from which he fled more than three decades ago. 

Ai-jen Poo, MacArthur Fellow and Author of 'The Age of Dignity' on Caring for Our Elders

Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations, Ai-jen Poo tackles the challenge of how our country can provide care for the rapidly growing elderly population in her book 'The Age of Dignity.'

Filmmaker Freida Mock on ‘Anita: Speaking Truth to Power’

An interview with Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock Lee about her latest documentary on the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearings, and the high profile and sometimes disturbing public discourse around sexual harrassment, race, and politics.

CAAMfest, Introduced

The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival -- renamed CAAMfest -- takes place March 14-24 in the Bay Area and will include film, video, music and food, bringing the art, stories and people of film to life. Hyphen will be along for the ride, bringing you film reviews and event coverage on our blog throughout March.

The ABCs of Hmong

An elementary school in South Sacramento is home to the only Hmong dual-language immersion program on the West Coast.

Temporary Relief for DREAMers

Obama's announcement last Friday will allow up to 1.4 million undocumented young people to temporarily remain and work in the United States without threat of deportation.

The 'Greenwashing' of Nail Polish

A recent report from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reveals that some nail polish manufacturers have been mislabeling what's inside those pretty bottles.

Nail Salon Researcher Takes the Shine off Your Polish

The daughter of a cosmetologist, Thu Quach is one of the few researchers studying nail salon workers and the health hazards they face. We ask her about what can be done to make salons safer for consumers and workers.

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