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    Your money down the drain

    One year later, Karamvir Singh sat quietly, with his hands folded in the conference room of his office, room 319 in the Student Union, waiting to be interviewed. His once energetic eyes during his candidacy last April, now showed a sudden aged weariness. Singh, 21, is the president of the student government run by Students for Change, a political party that emerged from defected members of United People, citing disapproval on UP’s heavy influence by alumni and inefficient internal operations after the party won elections. During his candidacy last spring, Singh told The Knight News that once students “get into UP there’s no real motivation to make the change. It’s…

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    Obama’s deferred action, not immigration reform

    Francis Madi, 23, graduated from Queens College in spring 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology but continued to work off-the-books at restaurants to pay off her tuition and other bills. Despite her education, Madi cannot work legally in her field of study, thus she depends on working as a server, bartender, restaurant hostess and sometimes a combination of all three, for at least 12 hours a day. Using public transportation, Madi travels for three hours to get to her job in Manhattan from her home. Madi is one of 1.4 million undocumented youth who is eligible to apply for President Barack Obama’s deferred action program and remain in the…