Some members of the East Tennessee Hispanic community face an everyday issue: not being able to see their families.
Whether these families are immediate or extended, each person dealing with the issue has his or her own way of coping.
Since the DREAM Act was introduced into the Senate on Aug. 1, 2001, Americans have voiced conflicting views on the issue. Some say that act does not pose a problem, while other Americans feel it would only serve to increase illegal immigration into the United States.
People in the automobile business have had a rough couple of years. Freddy Gonzalez, owner of Chaparral Buick GMC, knows firsthand about those hardships.
It all started a few years ago when Chrysler and General Motors had to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy and get bailed out by the government.
Often when a family moves to the United States, the children learn English in school but continue speaking Spanish at home. The learning process is enjoyable for some, especially young children, but can be more trying for others.
It is difficult for a parent to explain birth control to a child. That topic gets even more complicated when things are the other way around.
This is exactly the situation Spanish teacher Holly Melendez found herself in when she accompanied a Spanish-speaking friend to the doctor’s office.