Tag: immigration

DACA recipient speaks her truth

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.

Border Angels vow support, aid to immigrants

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.

This is not a national emergency

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 alleged crisis even existed prior to his attacks on immigrants. 

Administration dehumanizes migrants

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.

Treatment of immigrants inhumane

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.

Refugee acceptance rate too low

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.

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