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Column | Oct 1, 2011Here's a Hollywood pitch for you: Leading U.S. neurosurgeon started life as a struggling Mexican boy who made it from illegal-immigrant California farmworker to Harvard Med. Not buying it? You should. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa was that kid and is that man -- associate prof, surgeon and head of the brain tumor stem cell lab at Johns Hopkins. His work puts him, passionately, on the cutting-edge of brain cancer research, and his life wedges him, reluctantly, into the immigration quarrel. He tells his story -- his traumas and triumphs, and his patients' -- in an autobiography, "Becoming Dr. Q," and here, now.
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Story | Aug 31, 2011 | 4:36 PM
Immigration is such a hot-button issue that even the words used to write about the topic get debated. "Illegal" and "undocumented" are two of the terms that are often questioned. Reader R.J. Johnson of North Hollywood found them both in...
Story | Aug 25, 2011 | 9:35 PM
Lawmakers in Sacramento have until next month to approve a measure known as the California Dream Act. AB 131, as the bill is known, would allow undocumented immigrant students to apply for some $38 million in state grants and other...