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doctor mosque

doctor mosque  n.— «Many of the mosques we see in the area now started off as what I call “doctor mosques.…What has happened is that many of the Middle Eastern immigrants who came into the United States would go to larger...

unbanked

unbanked  adj.— «About 60 percent of recent Latino immigrants are “unbanked,” an industry term meaning that they do not have a checking or savings account, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The agency estimates...

touchback

touchback  n.— «In addition, undocumented immigrants who have been in the United States for two to five years, no matter where they live, would have to travel back to a port-of-entry on the U.S. border, such as El Paso, Texas, and go back...

touchback

touchback  n.— «On one side are those who believe that progressives should not support federal legislation that offers less than complete and unconditional amnesty for undocumented immigrants. This means no compromises around “guest...

amigo checking

amigo checking  n.— «Oakland is witnessing a rising crime trend of young “rat packs” preying on poor, often undocumented immigrants who carry their cash with them, according to a new police report. The street term is...

ATM machine

ATM machine  n.— «Targeting immigrants is not unique to Oakland. Last month Richmond police were called to investigate the fatal robbery of an El Salvadoran immigrant. The city’s street thugs sometimes refer to Latino and Asian laborers as...