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Detainment: The struggle of those left waiting

June 17th, 2013 by Kerri Pang | No Comments

Detainment: The struggle of those left waiting

Jennifer Zamora-Cisneros could not wait any longer to get her son’s hair trimmed. She had hoped that her husband would…


A Son Comes to Understand his Father’s Sacrifices

May 20th, 2013 by Tony Kim | No Comments

A Son Comes to Understand his Father’s Sacrifices

I began ripping off the wrapping paper and my eyes widened as the edge of the box for a purple…


Feeling at home, far away in Bolivia

April 24th, 2013 by by Katherine Nagasawa | No Comments

Feeling at home, far away in Bolivia

I pressed a cloth napkin into my lap and looked up to a table full of strangers.  The odd thing…


DACA youth learn from Salvadorans who’ve come before

December 16th, 2012 by Yoona Ha | No Comments

DACA youth learn from Salvadorans who’ve come before

DACA recipient Sofia Rivera is setting off on a path that Victor Martell has walked before her. Martell, a Salvadoran living and working in Chicago, was granted Temporary Protected Status 11 years ago, and he still feels in limbo.


Blowing out the candles and saying goodbye

November 5th, 2012 by Kris Bonifacio | No Comments

Blowing out the candles and saying goodbye

As we gathered around the cake and she blew out her candles, I became aware of the one piece that was missing: my mom. Just a few days before my sister’s birthday party, my mom left our home in the Philippines to begin our family’s new life in the United States.


At 70, my abuela opens up

November 5th, 2012 by Oliver Ortega | No Comments

At 70, my abuela opens up

“Quien lo hubiera creído?” (Who would have thought?), she says, and suddenly I’m getting the story I had missed years before.


No one tells her she can’t

November 5th, 2012 by Sunny Kang | No Comments

No one tells her she can’t

When an eight-year-old walked into the principal’s office asking why she wasn’t admitted to a school she knew she deserved to be, they couldn’t lie to her. Even more unusual than a child standing up to authority would be for them to lie.




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