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Under Trump’s immigration plan, my mom wouldn’t have been welcome in America.

by Cecilia Muñoz
September 19, 2017
Courtesy of Politico
President Donald Trump’s immigration policies are, like much else, a confusing mix of tweets and false starts, but I took one signal clearly: He doesn’t think there’s room in our country and economy for families like mine. As I read his recent proposal to reform the legal immigration system, I found that my dad, a bilingual college-educated engineer, would be welcome, but not my mom, who never went to college and spoke little English when she accompanied my dad from Bolivia.

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Local DACA Immigrants: We Still Have a Dream

by Arielle Dreher
September 19, 2017
Courtesy of Jackson Free Press
Brenda Ramirez came to the United States from Mexico City when she was 9 years old with her family. She went to public schools and graduated from Ridgeland High School this past spring. She is working to help her mother out, and she plans to enter the Army—or was, until President Donald Trump announced he is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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A Jailed Janitor Has Become Emblematic of President Trump’s Immigration Sweep

by Philip Marcelo

September 12, 2017

Courtesy of TIME

Francisco Rodriguez-Guardado’s first son was born just days after he was taken into custody by federal immigration officials for deportation back to his native El Salvador. He has yet to meet his son but is told there’s a resemblance.
“They tell me he has my eyes,” the 43-year-old said with a mix of wistfulness and pride this month in an interview at the Suffolk County House of Corrections.

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America’s love-hate relationship with immigrants

by Angelica Quintero
September 19, 2017
Courtesy L.A. Times
Oddly for a nation made up mostly of immigrants, the United States has always had a problem with immigration. Long before President Trump called for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, generations of Americans have advocated limiting immigration to the country. Most recently, Trump endorsed a plan to cut legal immigration by half.