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Featured Opinions: Immigration

Graphic by: Emma Blackburn

By Nicole Anisgard Parra

November 10, 2016

In this year’s presidential election, there could have hardly been a larger divide between the candidates than their stances on immigration. President-Elect Trump’s policies called for the building of a wall on the Mexican border, immigration bans, and massive deportations nationwide. The most drastic ch...

Across The Border

Across The Border

By Elissa Asch

October 29, 2015

Sophomore Mesgna Neghasi didn't know if he was about to be caught crossing the bridge and locked in jail for the rest of his life. He didn't know whether he would be able to sneak over the expanse of exposed road without being seen by the guards. All he knew was that he had no choice. Swallowing his...

EDITORIAL: Immigration Reform

EDITORIAL: Immigration Reform

October 16, 2015

In this month’s feature, Elissa Asch introduces readers to Mesgna Neghasi, who fled his home country of Eritrea in the hope of finding a better life in the U.S. Human stories are too often overlooked as merely statistics and move to the forefront of the immigration conversation, in Neghasi’s st...

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

Undocumented: Navigating Life Without Citizenship

By Isaac Cohen

April 24, 2014

Four years ago, Daniel’s father traveled back to his family’s home country in Central America to bring Daniel to California. Daniel, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to his immigration status, had been living with his grandmother and sisters until he was old enough to follow his mother...