Category: Resources

What Mentorship Can Mean to Undocumented Immigrants

Yosimar Reyes, a poet and artist, reflects on the guidance the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has given him. Well before Jose Antonio Vargas became a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and filmmaker, he was told he couldn’t get an internship…
Let’s Fund Health Care Not Deadly Immigrant Detention Centers

Since taking office, the Trump administration has stepped up raids, detentions, and deportations, terrorizing immigrant communities across the country. Just this month, the Trump administration announced the end of Deferred Action for childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program which would offer…
How to Stand in Solidarity With Undocumented Immigrants

On September 5, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions strolled into a Department of Justice conference room, stripped away deportation protection from 800,000 people, and walked away without taking questions. The revocation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) won’t go…
Flagstaff Calls On Congress To Extend DACA

Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution Sept. 19 calling on Congress to support an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program within the next six months. Flagstaff City Council members want Congress to permanently address the…
Trump-Backed Bill Would Hinder Families’ Legal Immigration to US

President Trump is backing a bill in Congress that, if adopted, would change the granting of entry visas from one focused on family members to that favoring people with sought-after job skills and university degrees. The proposed merit-based visa system…
After Kansas Shooting, Indian Widow Fights For Immigration Reform

Days after Indian immigrant Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in a suspected hate crime in Olathe, Kansas, his widow Sunayana Dumala took to Facebook to ask the question that she believed was in every immigrant’s mind after the tragedy: “Do we…
Liberal Unrest Threatens Dem Immigration Strategy

Democratic leaders fighting to enact the DREAM Act this year are taking fire from a surprising group: liberal immigrant-rights activists. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sounded off last week after top Democrats cut a tentative agreement with President Trump…
The Ugly History of American Immigration

President Trump is looking to remake American immigration. And like many of the white men who have occupied the Oval Office before him, he wants to do it in his own image. The White House recently rescinded the Deferred Action…
What DACA’s End Could Mean for Colleges

The potential cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program raises questions about the future of undocumented students in higher education. Colleges have recently been inserting themselves into the conversation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program…