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Family

The Beginning of the End

Posted May 31, 2016 by We'Ced

My mom is currently looking for a job and a place for us to live. The fact that she never attended school makes it difficult. She has applied to different restaurants and stores, but all have so far been rejecting her application. My dad plans to stay in the same house we’ve been living for the past six years.

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Family

Do You Know Your Father?

Posted May 25, 2016 by We'Ced

Without a father figure I felt lost. I resorted to the street. Many young teens are in the same situation I’m in. Some go even deeper by turning to gangs for guidance.

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Family

Coping with the Break Up of My Family

Posted May 2, 2016 by We'Ced

The day I found out they were having problems, my dad told me he was going to leave the house for a while. “I need to leave, to stay away for a while,” were his exact words. That day I couldn’t stop crying.

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Immigrants Encouraged to ‘Take Action’ — Apply for DACA, Get Ready for DAPA

Posted March 9, 2016 by We'Ced

Obama’s expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and launch of a new program for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), could provide millions of undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation and access to work permits.

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Family

DACA Gives Korean Immigrant a ‘Shot in the Arm’

Posted March 1, 2016 by We'Ced

Cheong had graduated at the top of his class in Baltimore, but here in the Bay Area, college after college turned down his application for in-state tuition. He finally enrolled in De Anza Community College in Cupertino, working part-time as a cashier in local restaurants to help with tuition. The college fees, he said, were not exactly affordable, but they were “manageable.” His father’s salary as a pastor at a small South Bay Korean church, and his mother’s job as an announcer at a Korean radio station barely covered his tuition.

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