This was an interesting month for immigrants. The debate over the Immigration Reform has been increased. The time has come and undocumented immigrants need to be prepared for the immigration process, in case they are able to become legalized. In my opinion article, I comment on what I’ve been watching on the television debates and what immigrants have been discussing. We also have articles from our contributors on this and other issues. Since many undocumented students are getting a chance to go to college, I invited expert, Larry Dannenberg, to give some tips on this subject. The article was kept in English precisely because it is geared to young immigrants. For parents who have difficulty understanding it, I recommend taking the opportunity to sit with your son/daughter to read and discuss the article together. This month we introduce a variety column, written by a journalist and my college friend, Marco Fogel, direct from London. In celebrating Valentine’s Day, we dedicated space for photos of couples that read our magazine. February is also Black History Month, in the U.S. and this is a great time to introduce the subject of discrimination with an article by Rafaela Garreta. The Pope recently resigned from his post and our contributor Sister Nativity writes a brief biography of the Catholic Church leader.
I hope you enjoy this very diverse edition. Please share your thoughts and stay in touch with us, via www.facebook.com/batepapomagazine.
A Radio Voz do Emigrante de Fall River, presidida por Frank Baptista (foto), estará celebrando seus 25 anos no sábado dia 16 de março. A recepção para cerca de mil pessoas acontece a partir das 6 da tarde no restaurante Venus de Milo em Swansea, MA. A festa contará com apresentação de Jose Cid diretamente de Portugal e a banda caboverdeana John Miranda Band e importante participação de Fatima Campos Ferreira, apresentadora do “Pros e Contras” da RTP International, Lisboa, Portugal. A mestre de cerimonia será Monica Villela Grayley da United Nations Portuguese Radio, New York.
A noite de gala irá honrar 25 personalidades que contribuiram o desenvolvimento das comunidades de língua portuguesa entre os anos de 1988 e 2013. São elas: