Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
While one of the major promises the President elect made was to restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), it seems that he now has other plans.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
Eighteen-year-old Sergio ‘Mapache’ Salazar was detained by ICE two weeks ago and has yet to be released.
Planning for the future is hard when someone else is deciding it for you.
The undocumented community has struggled to accept the guilt of one of its most cherished organizations.
Gabriella Evans, Northern Arizona University
If DACA students’ citizenship changes, they could be considered international or undocumented students, a change in nomenclature with significant ramifications.
Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
Maryland judge Roger W. Titus has constitutionally okay’ed the president’s plan to put the decision in Congress’s hands.
The scholarship is the latest sign of a growing rift in immigration policies between the federal government and universities across the country.
Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
It seems as if the ‘American dream’ might not be possible for all students.
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
With high political tension across the country, 2017 was a dynamic year for all minorities, in both good ways and bad.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
While the effort to maintain campaign commitments is ever-present, President Trump will need the additional support a bipartisan Congress can offer to move forward in 2018.
Otis Roffman, Beloit College
Reversing DACA means exposing 800,000 young people to deportation, and the president himself may not fully understand the extent of his act
Patrick Murtha, Eastern Connecticut State University
With Donald Trump’s ultimatum to Congress, the program that was designed to protect the children of undocumented immigrants could be completely phased out by 2020.
Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
After being arrested and nearly illegally deported, Southwest School of Art student Josue Romero has become a symbol of community resistance.
Riley Heruska, Austin College
As the fight over illegal immigration intensifies, sanctuary schools have become a battleground issue throughout Texas. The question is, will legislators listen to students?
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