What Happens After You Become the ‘Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant in America’
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What Happens After You Become the ‘Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant in America’

Though Vargas was living in the Bay Area with fake residency documents, his mission was to acquire a citizen’s cultural fluency. Movies in particular made visible the immensity and diversity of America; they also taught him a key lesson on how the experiences and renderings of a single place can differ, depending on who’s telling the story. After watching four distinct films set in New York City, Vargas marvels, “How can Martin Scorsese’s New York City be the same as Woody Allen’s New York City, which is not the same thing as Spike Lee’s New York City and Mike Nichols’s New York City?” Continue reading

“We Can’t Go Back to the Shadows”: Six Dreamers Tell Their Stories
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“We Can’t Go Back to the Shadows”: Six Dreamers Tell Their Stories

Last September, the Trump administration announced it would rescind the protections granted by DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—an Obama-era program that shielded from deportation undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Though the action was quickly challenged by several federal lawsuits, there has been no clear resolution, leaving more than 700,000 DACA recipients and their families in limbo. Continue reading