Redefining ‘refugee’

Redefining ‘refugee’

When Henry Justiniano raised his right hand and recited the oath of allegiance at his U.S. naturalization ceremony in November, he felt like nothing had changed. “I saw all the people around me,” he said. “They were from different countries and they were so excited. But for me, I always...

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What happens next?

What happens next?

Editor’s Note: The name of Jose was changed to protect his identity. Jose was two years old when he boarded a bus bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. His grandfather fed him grapes in the dark to stave off hunger during the 12-hour journey. “That’s the oldest memory I have,” he...

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DACA students fearful after recent ICE raids

DACA students fearful after recent ICE raids

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that began in early February in Dallas, as well as other major cities in Texas, have raised concern among DACA students on campus. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an immigration policy introduced during the Obama administration that gives certain undocumented immigrants, who came...

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Students push protection for undocumented residents

Students push protection for undocumented residents

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises to crack down on illegal immigration and deport millions of undocumented residents, students at UTD are petitioning the university to protect information about undocumented students from the federal government. During his campaign, Trump said he would stop the Deferred Action for Childhood...

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