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Central Valley Residents Ask for a ‘Clean’ Dream Act

Peaceful protesters gathered outside Representative Devin Nunes’ office on Dec. 20 to ask that he support undocumented youth living in the U.S. Much to their dismay, however, they were forced … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Migrant Stories’ Documentary Can Teach Teens About Immigrant Struggle

After hearing the Trump administration’s uncertain stances on immigration policies, a group of Bakersfield lawyers produced “American Migrant Stories,” a documentary about the struggles of immigrant families seeking better lives. … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘120 Days’ Documents the Intimate Life of an Immigrant Family

Sacramento’s Jazmine Justice-Young weighs in on the important messages of “120 Days.” The movie portrays the daily struggles and dangers facing immigrant families living in the U.S. “Not every immigrant … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

There Are Alternatives to DACA for Undocumented Youth

After President Donald Trump announced his rescission of DACA, thousands of Dreamers across the country now face uncertain futures. But Boyle Heights’ Ricardo Diaz wants these DACA recipients to know … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dreamers out on a limb

After President Donald Trump announced his plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many supporters of the policy have voiced their outrage over the announcement. DACA … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our migrant story

With President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, a massive backlash from across the nation has risen to face … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘In the United States, I made my own family’

A youth writer from Richmond interviewed her great-aunt about her experience as a Pakistani immigrant in the United States. Moving from a tight-knit family community to a strange country without … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

I just got DACA and now Trump might cancel it

Stockton youth Juan Mireles just became a Dreamer, joining the thousands of undocumented young people given permission to work and learn in the United States. But now he must confront … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

With SB 54, California would be my sanctuary

If voted into law, the California Values Act would prevent state and local law enforcement from enforcing immigration laws except in cases involving some serious felons. One California teen reflects … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Two youths’ views on ‘sanctuary state’

Two California teenagers, both undocumented, share their views on proposed legislation that would limit how California governments can cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. One teen lives in Hayward, a city … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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