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Inspiring Immigrants Who Bested Elite Schools

In light of all of the anti-immigrant rhetoric we have been hearing, today I wanted to share optimism about immigrants in our country. Last night I watched a documentary about a group of four teens from Arizona – Oscar Vazquez, Cristian Arcega, Luis Aranda and Lorenzo Santillan. They lived in an impoverished neighborhood and attended […]

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Financial Help for Immigrants in College

Each year, roughly 65,000 immigrants graduate from high school here in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that only about 10% go on to pursue higher education; these students often mistakenly think they don’t qualify for needed financial aid. This incorrect assumption may cost them a lifetime of bigger paychecks that they could be earning if […]

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Hunger-Striking Immigrants Fight for Justice

When you think of what you most value about our country, what comes to mind? Most of us would say our freedoms. Freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The freedom promised by a justice system that says we are innocent until proven guilty. The freedom to participate in our democracy and protest when we […]

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Immigration News: Getting Your Family or Work Visa

Let’s face it, if you need to relocate to a foreign country in order to protect your health, safety, family, or livelihood, the obstacles you must overcome are unnecessarily challenging. It would be nice if we could just pick up and move to any place we wanted to go, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, the globe is […]

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Victory for Immigrant Families

This week, we are celebrating a victory in the fight for the rights of immigrant children. Thanks to Judge Dolly Gee, a federal judge in Los Angeles, immigrant children will soon be released from U.S. detention centers. According to Cindy Carcamo of the Los Angeles Times, the ruling, released Friday evening, said that children should […]

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