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Four must-see art shows that speak to the anxiety triggered by Trump’s DACA reversal
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Four must-see art shows that speak to the anxiety triggered by Trump’s DACA reversal

It has been the political hot potato of the month: The Trump administration announced that it would phase out the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (known as DACA), which allowed individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain. Now the president is in negotiations with Democrats on a plan that would allow the program to remain. Continue reading

“Stop playing games with us; we’re scared”: DREAMers rush to renew their DACA permits
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“Stop playing games with us; we’re scared”: DREAMers rush to renew their DACA permits

Originally published by VOX Passport photos, a $495 check, and a stack of paperwork for the Department of Homeland Security: done. Zurisadai Zamudio had just spent an hour with an attorney preparing paperwork to renew her status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which gives unauthorized immigrants who came to … Continue reading

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Will the Courts save the Dreamers?

Originally published by Salon The Trump administration’s rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been met with widespread resistance by people across the political spectrum. Thousands have marched in the streets to save the “Dreamers” from deportation. Human rights and civil liberties organizations as well as legislators on both sides of the aisle … Continue reading

They Came to America Fleeing a Brutal Civil War. Trump Just Decided They Need To Go Back.
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They Came to America Fleeing a Brutal Civil War. Trump Just Decided They Need To Go Back.

Originally published by Mother Jones After his administration announced earlier this month that it was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), removing protections for nearly 700,000 young immigrants living legally in the country, President Donald Trump sought to reassure these immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, that he wouldwork with Congress to spare them from deportation. … Continue reading

Becoming an American citizen in the age of Trump
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Becoming an American citizen in the age of Trump

Then Donald Trump was elected president. For the first time in my life, I wanted to join a political protest, without fear of arrest and deportation. A week after he won the election, I put in my application for naturalization. A week after his inauguration, I had my biometric screening. A month after his second Muslim travel ban went into effect, I had my naturalization interview. Continue reading