A sophomore biology major and resident assistant at the University of La Verne, Emely Ortega-Martinez appears to be like any other college student – young, athletic, studious and friendly. But she is also undocumented and one of the 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States.
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The lack of medical attention and poor mental health treatment in the only detention center dedicated to transgender migrants is only a microcosm of the overall poor treatment of the transgender and immigrant community in our country.
Yen Le Espiritu, professor of ethnic studies at UC San Diego, discussed Vietnamese refugees and indigenous people on Monday at Pomona College. Around 40 community members filled the Hahn Lecture Hall.
Denea Joseph, an undocumented black woman, shared her experiences living in the U.S. as a DACA recipient on Monday in the Campus Center Ballroom.
The Center of Multicultural Services hosted a humanitarian campaign to collect non-perishable foods and hygiene supplies from students and faculty, that was then collected by Yadira Ortiz, co-founder of the Border Angels San Bernardino Chapter, Wednesday in the Executive Dining Room.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency last Friday in order to obtain his request for $5 billion to fund his plan for a border wall, after receiving only $1.6 billion. Although Trump has stated on several occasions that the issue has become a crisis of national security, there is nothing to show that the […]
A sense of humanity and empathy for immigrants has been replaced in the Trump era with a rhetoric demeaning and characterizing each immigrant as a criminal.
Oftentimes, the immigration debate digresses into a dispute over the constitution and open borders, the semantics and use of the terms illegal alien vs. undocumented immigrants, and the logistics of a path to citizenship and whether it should be harder or easier depending on which side of the issue you stand.
The Refugee Act of 1980, which created the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program, has welcomed 3.2 million refugees since its passage into law. These refugees, who have been assimilated into the United States through a vigilant process, have escaped from religious persecution, war, political distress, discrimination and other crisis filled situations.
Following United States District Judge Dana Sabraw’s ruling on June 26, 13 children who were housed at the David and Margaret Youth and Family Services facility in La Verne have been returned to their families as of July 26.