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DACA 10th Anniversary: How It Started & Where It is Now

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Today is the 10th anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and it should feel monumental, but for many immigrants, the uncertainty today is greater than ever. DACA was created in 2012 when President Barack Obama took executive action...
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Activist Elsa Marie Collins Believes Immigration Reform Is About Humans, Not Politics

First-generation Mexican American activist Elsa Marie Collins straddled the border most of her childhood. Born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana in the 80s and 90s, she remembers an entirely different experience than the one many children and families...
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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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‘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...
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Anti-Immigration Tweets from VP Kamala Harris’ New Communications Director Surface

Political pundit and career Democratic communications aide, Jamal Simmons, was named Vice President Kamala Harris‘ communications director on Thursday, January 6, and not long after, he came under fire for a number of tweets that were perceived as being anti-immigration....
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11 Powerful Must-Read Children’s Books About Immigration

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As parents it’s our job to equip the next generation with the knowledge and tools they need to be better, smarter, more compassionate people, and we firmly believe that literature plays a major part in that. Kids love to be...
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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All of President Biden’s Immigration-Related Actions So Far

President Joe Biden made a lot of promises about immigration reform during his campaign including a pledge to create a task force to reunite families that were separated at the border during former president Donald Trump’s administration “on his first...
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Bust of Activist Cesar Chavez in Joe Biden’s Oval Office Sparks Hope in Latino Community

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
As America’s new president Joe Biden sat at his new desk in the White House’s Oval Office signing a slew of executive orders on his very first day in office, Latinos all over the country took notice of something very...
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Biden Pauses Deportations, Preserves DACA and Halts Border Wall Construction

Virginia Isaad
The newly inaugurated President Joe Biden got right to work mainly focusing on undoing the work of former President Donald Trump. Biden signed several executive orders centered on immigration in the U.S. One of the orders pauses deportations in the...
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Google Gave $250K to United We Dream to Help Pay for 500 DACA Applications

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Google announced on Wednesday that it will donate nearly $250,000 to the United We Dream non-profit organization which is the largest immigrant youth-led community group in the country, to help pay the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application fees...
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Kamala Harris Outlines Immigration Plan Providing Path Toward Citizenship for DACA Recipients

On Tuesday, Vice President Elect Kamala Harris hinted at some major immigration policies and changes that can be expected after she and incoming President Joe Biden take office next week. In an interview with Univision’s Ilia Calderón, Harris spoke on...