Author: Katie Sarreshteh

Protesting and Immigration – Know Your Rights

Today, President Trump will hold a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, where it is rumored he may pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. President Trump has historically supported Mr. Arpaio and praised his tough stance on immigration and Mr. Arpaio has requited this sentiment, acting as an early supporter and voice for President Trump’s campaign and divisive immigration rhetoric. Tensions are high across America after the tragic events in Charlottesville just over a week ago. Many fear that the President’s appearance in Arizona will spark deeper division and conflict in an already divided city. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton would...

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Dream On

Today marks the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has provided vital relief to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came to the United States as children. I wish we could jubilantly celebrate and toast to this half-decade milestone. Instead, we are fighting to keep the program alive and protect Dreamers from shortsighted proposals that would abruptly terminate the program. It was always our understanding that DACA was a stop-gap measure, not intended to provide a comprehensive or permanent solution. Rather, it was thought (and hoped) to serve as triage and...

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