Posts Tagged as "immigration"

The Talk You Should Have with Yourself

June 1, 2017 / By
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What are we doing and why are we doing it? Those seem to be the questions that keep coming up as I try to differentiate my thoughts from a once thoughtless category of opinion. What opinions you ask? Well let’s start with the obvious narrative of politics and all its rich participants, oh sorry, I meant rich discussions.

A Deportation and the Vanishing Memories of my Grandpa

April 13, 2017 / By
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My mom and her sisters grew stressed and depressed. They missed their dad a lot. We also began to struggle financially. We expected Grandpa to only be gone a year at the most, but it’s been almost seven years now. Since then, we’ve struggled to make enough money to send to support him and support ourselves. But despite the difficulties, we continue to help him as much as we can, hoping to bring him back to us.

How Safe Are DACA Recipients?

April 4, 2017 / By
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Since taking office, Trump dramatically expanded the definition of who can be prioritized for deportation. Immigration attorneys say that under the expanded definition, nearly any undocumented immigrant could be considered a target. The first thing to understand, Ruch said, is what undocumented means. “Visa overstayers, as well as people who came without a visa, are undocumented,” Ruch explained on a recent national press call organized by New America Media and Ready California. Legal immigrants, especially those who have criminal issues or travel internationally, may want to check with an attorney to find out their options and risks, Ruch said.

We’Ced Weighs In: Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

January 31, 2017 / By
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The future is very dark for America thanks to Trump. In less than five days he has made 12 executive orders that will continue to have devastating effects on most of the country.

Amid Fears of Trump, Undocumented Students at UC Merced Find Courage to Speak Out

December 1, 2016 / By
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“I think a lot of people don’t really know what DACA is. People think [Trump] can’t really do anything about it, but they don’t really understand the difference between an executive order and the law,” she said. “He can literally just take that piece of paper and throw it in the trash and that will be it. It won’t mean anything anymore.” Fear of a Trump presidency is in fact prompting many to shy away from applying for the program or from renewing their paperwork out of fear their information will be used by the government to initiate deportation proceedings against them.