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An exhibit on an Arlington bus documents the inspiring stories of local immigrants

Public transit commuters rarely interact with those around them, much less take the time to dig deep into their personal lives. But aboard a bus in Arlington, passengers will be introduced to six complete strangers and g ...

‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi Torches ‘Lunatic’ Donald Trump With Her Immigration Story

“The only crisis is that we have a lunatic with a lot of power,” Lakshmi said on “The Daily Show.” ...

Claiming the History in Family Names

My immigrant father considered adopting an American name a prudent measure to avoid mispronunciations. To me it felt like admitting defeat. ...

He lived an exemplary life. Then he kept an immigration appointment — and got deported.

For most of the past year, Samuel Oliver-Bruno stayed in the basement of a church in Durham, N.C., taking refuge against a deportation order that would separate him from his seriously ill wife, his son and the quiet life ...

Feds deport undocumented immigrant whose church supporters went to jail to protect him

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented immigrant who took refuge in the basement of a North Carolina church for 11 months, and whose fellow congregants were jailed after trying to block immigration authorities from arresti ...

At 87, her mission to help immigrants hasn’t slowed down

Growing up, she experienced first-hand the burden of being a child of immigrants who didn't speak English. Helping her parents interact with the outside world fell on her shoulders. ...

Listen to This Remarkable 19-Year-Old Describe Why She’s Running for Office

Hadiya Afzal is just one of the unprecedented number of people between the ages of 14 and 35 running for political office this election season, according to the progressive group, Run For Something.   ...

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 ...

At 87, her mission to help immigrants hasn’t slowed down

"I did all the translations for them," Phillips said. "I saw how they struggled being new to a country and not knowing the language." ...

“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 w ...

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