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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…


Same-sex couples fight for immigration rights

June 17th, 2013 by Cameron Albert-Deitch and Katherine Nagasawa | No Comments

Same-sex couples fight for immigration rights

UPDATE: Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2013….


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…


Desperate and alone: Unaccompanied minors traveling to the U.S. in record numbers seek legal aid

June 17th, 2013 by Katie-Meelel Nodjimbadem | No Comments

Desperate and alone: Unaccompanied minors traveling to the U.S. in record numbers seek legal aid

Privacy lawyer Sachi Jepson looked forward to working at an international law firm in Washington D.C. because of the firm’s…


Mentally detained: Immigrants with mental illnesses fight to stay in the U.S.

June 12th, 2013 by Yu Sun Chin | No Comments

Mentally detained: Immigrants with mental illnesses fight to stay in the U.S.

The mental illnesses of immigrants like Carlos often take a heavy emotional and financial toll on their families. Click here…


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.


Undocumented youth confide and come out

December 17th, 2012 by Polina Senderova | No Comments

Undocumented youth confide and come out

In light of the DACA process, many young immigrants, including 20-year-old José Martinez, reach a point in their lives when they are forced, for various reasons, to confide in their peers and teachers about their undocumented status. They weigh the risks of being in the open against the benefits of having a support system through their legal and personal ordeals.




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