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Deferred Action: The legal split between two generations

December 20th, 2013 by Tony Kim | No Comments

Deferred Action: The legal split between two generations

Ana Muñoz, a 16-year-old who had spent her life hiding she was an undocumented immigrant, said she felt unimaginable joy…


Ajumma in America

May 20th, 2013 by Yu Sun Chin | No Comments

Ajumma in America

One sunny weekday when I was in sixth grade, a series of impatient knocks shook our front door. My mom…


Lessons from My Immigrant Father

May 20th, 2013 by Katie-Meelel Nodjimbadem | No Comments

Lessons from My Immigrant Father

  The backyard erupted with cheers when the team across the net missed the volleyball that my 62-year-old father had…


Finding a Voice: A Taiwanese family adapts to America

May 20th, 2013 by Diane Tsai | No Comments

Finding a Voice: A Taiwanese family adapts to America

It was the first day of second grade. My older sister Linda, then eight years old, was wearing a blouse…


Understanding a Friend

May 20th, 2013 by Ellen Garrison | No Comments

Understanding a Friend

I first met Amy Jiang in Mrs. Portman’s seventh grade math class. Spring is hot in Reading, Massachusetts and sweat…


Finding a connection with a Holocaust survivor

May 20th, 2013 by Cameron Albert-Deitch | No Comments

Finding a connection with a Holocaust survivor

In October 2010, I found myself sitting on a stage with nine other teenagers, waiting for a Holocaust survivor. We…


Undocumented youth struggle with anxiety, depression

December 18th, 2012 by Kris Anne Bonifacio | No Comments

Undocumented youth struggle with anxiety, depression

Joaquin Luna, an 18-year-old undocumented student from Texas, committed suicide after Thanksgiving last year, reportedly due to concerns about his immigration status. The story put a national spotlight on the adverse effects of immigration policy on the mental health of undocumented youth. With DACA in place a year later, but a permanent path to immigration reform remaining uncertain, it’s too early to tell if anxiety or depression has been alleviated for undocumented youth.




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