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AALL Spectrum / September/October 2018 / Volume 23, Number 1

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38 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG ADVOCACY I am the daughter and great-grand- daughter of Cuban and Italian immigrants, respectively. Having permission to bring only four people to America, my grandmother and grandfather left two of their four sons behind in Cuba. My father, the youngest, was eight when he crossed the sea. I was about that age when my uncles joined us in Miami, each with a family of their own. So the recent stories of migrant families separated at the U.S. border sent out a mes- sageā€”one that I did not support, and The American Association of Law Libraries Latino Caucus raises funds to help provide pro bono legal assistance to migrant children separated from their parents at the border. BY CASANDRA LASKOWSKI that tore at my heart. As the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Latino Caucus Chair, I wanted us to find a way to effect change in some small way. Thanks to the amazing people in our community, the result was anything but small. The Latino Caucus has had a trying year. With colleagues in Puerto Rico and Houston, those tragedies hit close to home. The Caucus was founded to connect Latino librarians, increase their visibility, and provide a forum to dis- cuss issues of importance to the Latino KIND OF A BIG DEAL

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