Identity and Cultural Pride Among DACA Students

The developmental stress and transition that comes with the various stages of adolescence and young adulthood can be a confusing and difficult process for anyone navigating the trials and tribulations that accompany it. For DACA students, this journey to finding yourself and establishing personal goals intensifies greatly in magnitude as they face unique cultural barriers […]

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Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety as an Immigrant

COVID-19 struggles are not exclusive to any group or individual, this is a virus that affects everyone regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The same extends out to the anxiousness and mentally draining emotions that this pandemic has brought out amongst our most vulnerable groups, specifically immigrants and DACA students. With pauses […]

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Migrant Working Life During A Pandemic

What had originally started as a few cases in parts of the world, to becoming an ongoing phenomenon, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the functioning of our society. For those who have started their post-migration life in the United States, this means much more, as there is now a larger reliance on those in the […]

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The Benefits of Education for Undocumented Youth

When making the journey to the United States, undocumented citizens are faced with pressing challenges that are beyond comprehension. Their main concern is coming to America in search of prosperity for themselves and their families, leaving no room to acknowledge the trauma and mentally draining circumstances of their arrival. Unfortunately, this results in difficulty in […]

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Finding Resources While Navigating Post-Migration Life

The difficulties surrounding migration to the U.S. do not stop when you have reached your destination. Post-migration life has its own unique obstacles that often are a result of circumstances experienced during pre-migration and the migration process itself. Between fighting discrimination, gaining citizenship, adapting to a new culture and managing language barriers, the struggle to […]

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The Perspective of Home and Identity

The relationship between native places, identity, and one’s sense of home is becoming one of increased complexity as people migrate to further lands with significantly different cultures than the one they are brought up in. Global travel has allowed humans to connect with new people and places on a grander scale than ever before. In 2008, […]

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The Personal Challenges Behind Migrating

Thousands of people around the world desperately wish to leave their homelands and travel to the United States for a variety of reasons. Often, their dreams for a new life parallel the motivations that caused the Pilgrims to leave their own homelands for America. Many who hope to escape war, persecution, famine and poverty believe […]

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July 2020 DACA Update

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will reject new applications for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program despite a federal judge’s order earlier this month that new applicants should be given consideration. The judge’s order came after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Department of Homeland Security didn’t follow proper procedure […]

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The Impact of Immigration in America

Immigrants have always represented a transfusion of human capital, dynamism, and creativity to the receiving country, despite heated political rhetoric to the contrary. Episodes of ecological disaster and civil war can cause entire populations to leave for another country to save their lives. More commonly, though, immigrants leave home because they make a voluntary decision […]

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