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U.S. Immigrant Stories to be Archived in the Library of Congress

When it comes to immigrant stories, oftentimes it’s reduced to headlines but now the Library of Congress is preserving the real stories of immigrants directly from the source. The Library of Congress recently requested permission to archive thousands of interviews of...
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Rosario Dawson and Lana Parrilla to Executive Produce Doc on Border Crisis

Sofía Aguilar
While the poor conditions for migrants continue at the U.S.-Mexico border under the new administration, it’s essential that we shed light on the true stories of the border crisis. The upcoming documentary Split At The Root is one of those...
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‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Rally Held at White House on Valentine’s Day

Sofía Aguilar
February 14th is known to most as Valentine’s Day, a day of celebrating all the different kinds of love in our lives, today is also the day of the annual ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ rally at the White House in...
Culture

The Economics of Immigration and How it Benefits the Country to Have Immigrants

Virginia Isaad
Kara Pérez is the founder of Bravely Go, a financial platform focused on feminist economics and inclusive personal finance. Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president in June 2015 with a speech that tread well-worn ground for many Americans: immigrants are coming...
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7 Must-Read Books Written by Latin-American Immigrants

Laysha Macedo
It is Immigrant Heritage Month and an important part of recognizing and celebrating this month is uplifting the voices and perspectives of Latinx immigrants. In an industry where Latinx writers are not widely published, reading works like these is a...
Culture

#ImmigrantHealthHeroes: 12 Stories We Should All Share in Honor of National Nurses Week

We don’t need a special day to say thank you to heroes who have helped so critically in the face of coronavirus–nurses. Today is International Nurses Day and we wanted to take the opportunity to honor and shout out immigrant...
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ICE Releases Hundreds of Immigrant Detainees Due to Spread of Coronavirus

Araceli Cruz
Some undocumented immigrants are now being released from detention centers due to the spread of the coronavirus. There’s no other way to describe it than bittersweet. NPR is reporting that several hundred undocumented immigrants (though it’s important to note some of them are...
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A Third Undocumented Immigrant Has Died In Border Patrol Custody

Araceli Cruz
Another undocumented immigrant has died in Border Patrol custody. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that a 45-year-old Mexican national died on Feb. 18 at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas, roughly two weeks after being detained. The passing of...