July/August 2019, Issue 22
Summer-Fresh from Sacramento...

The Capitol Report

CABE Lobbyist, Martha Zaragoza Díaz, fills us in on the latest legislative news. Check out Martha's report:
New Signs Welcome Visitors to CABE HQ!
An urgent message from CABE's partner, Californians Together...
Yesterday, the Trump Administration released the finalized rule change to “Public Charge” within the Department of Homeland Security. The rule change is scheduled to be published officially this Wednesday and will go into effect 60 days later on October 15, 2019.  

This rule change is yet another salvo by the current federal administration in their continued assault on immigrant families. The Public Charge rule is a public benefits test used during the application process to obtain or, under very limited circumstances, keep legal immigration status. Under the rewritten rule , immigrant families, including millions of immigrants legally residing in the U.S., could potentially be punished for accessing nutrition, housing, and medical care programs. 

In light of the many recent tragedies, including racially-motivated mass shootings and immigration raids in Mississippi, this federal policy change may feel like “yet another thing" to worry about. For that reason, we wanted to share that many organizations, including Californians Together, are working together through the California Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition to ensure that  trusted information and resources  about public charge are available for immigrant-serving organizations and agencies. 

Additionally, we want to remind you that California has enacted  state laws and required local policies  designed to protect immigrant students and their families in our schools. Yet policy without implementation is meaningless, and that is why we encourage schools to take proactive steps to create  safe and welcoming environments  for immigrant students and their families. 

The time has come again for us to step up and stand with our immigrant families. As the new school year starts, let’s stand together to make it clear that this mean-spirited attack against families that need support does not match the values that this country was built on.

Shelly Spiegel-Coleman
Executive Director
Californians Together
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CABE continues to be INSPIRE'd by our Parent Graduates of Project 2INSPIRE!

From Imperial Valley in the south to Corning in the north, this year, Project 2INSPIRE served and graduated over 1200 families from throughout California!

We are honored to share with you the celebrations through these photos.

Thank you to all our CABE partners for opening the doors to serve your families and build leadership capacity. We are looking forward to great things in the upcoming school year.

We would also like to thank the CABE Parent Specialists that bring passion, expertise, inspiration and love to the work that they deliver to all the California families.

A special acknowledgement to all parents, families and guardians who committed their time to participate in CABE's Parent & Family Engagement/Leadership program, Project 2INSPIRE.

CABE extiende felicitaciones a todos los padres de familia que participaron y que se comprometieron.
CABE's Family Engagement Program, Project 2INSPIRE, is focused on implementing strong family and community engagement sessions that build leadership capacity and that value and draw upon community funds of knowledge to inform, support, and enhance teaching and learning for all students so that they can graduate college, career, and 21st century ready.
Sharing the news, events, conferences, celebrations, and accomplishments
of local CABE Chapters statewide.
Ventura County CABE invites you to...
Attention CABE Chapter Leaders!

  • Don't forget to submit the Annual Chapter Report to CABE Headquarters by September 26, 2019 in order to receive your chapter rebate! Questions? Email joshua@gocabe.org

  • Start the new school year by highlighting your chapter's plans for 2019-2020! Send information, photos, etc. about past or future events to the editor at laurie@gocabe.org
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for CABE 2020 in San Francisco!

Translating Translation...
Words travel worlds. Translators do the driving.
—Anna Rusconi

Translation is not a matter of words only: It is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.
—Anthony Burgess

I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.
—The Cheshire Cat

A translator is a reader, an interpreter and a creator all in one.
—Bijay Kumer Das

Although I fully understand the fascination of trying to get machines to translate well, I am not in the least eager to see human translators replaced by inanimate machines. Indeed, the idea frightens and revolts me.
—Douglas Hofstadter
What emotions come up when you think about machine translations?
Love? Hate? Fear? Appreciation? Ridicule?
However you answer, you may enjoy this author's journey down that particular linguistic rabbit hole, especially if you consider yourself a "word nerd" like many of us do! Check it out...
The Shallowness of Google Translate
The program uses state-of-the-art AI techniques, but simple tests show that it's a long way from real understanding.

by Douglas Hofstadter

Given their quotes below, what do you think these people would say today about how we're doing as a country regarding the issue of immigration?
Luis Gutierrez...
“Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants’ labor, and I hope we can create an immigration system as dependable as they are.”

Jorge Ramos...
“The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants.”

Thomas Paine...
“The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty.”

Emma Lazarus...
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

George Washington...
“I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.”
Comic Corner
From there to here and here to there,
funny things are everywhere. —Dr. Seuss
"Language isn't a formal system. Language is glorious chaos."
Source: www.xkcd.com