San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.
"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."
Prop 2 sets aside a percentage of the surplus billions in unexpected tax revenues, without restoring the $15 billion in brutal budget cuts beginning in 2008 .
Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act,, which has provided funding for services to youth experiencing homelessness across the nation.
"What we are seeing in Artesia is nothing less than a sham process that values expediency over justice".
U.S. policies for decades forced kids and many of their parents to flee, because the U.S. made Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dangerous places.
The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.
The mass migration of children from Central America has been at the center of a political firestorm over the past few weeks.
Displaced children as young as 13 are leaving their homes in Central America in greater numbers than ever before due to violence from wars involving the cartels, gang initiations and or extortion.