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A First-Hand Look into the Immigration Experience

Everyone has a journey; everyone has a dream—a loose proverb that holds true, no matter who the individual is. The lengths to which people go to pursue their dreams are immeasurable. QC students recently talked about the journey of immigration that their families went through. NYPIRG project coordinator, Ilayda Polat, spoke at the event. She […]

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QC roundtable discussion on the history of immigration and black history

We’re all immigrants here, as the saying goes. An oft-forgotten fact of history, however, tends to disagree with that saying as not everyone who came to America did so by choice. Some were brought as chattel, while others were indigenous peoples decimated by the so-called “immigrant.”   The Immigration Through The Lens of Black History […]

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CERRU informs QC students about the immigration experience

On Monday, October 30th, CERRU held their “Stating the Facts on Immigration & Immigration Writing Workshop,” which were two events put together in an effort to provide clarity on important issues relating to immigration that students might be in the dark about. While some of the issues were centered around what an executive order was, […]

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OP-ED: Crucial Conversation Tips with CERRU

As CERRU gears up for our Susheel Kirpalani Innovation Exchange, Trumps First Year: Impressions on Immigration from Across the Political Spectrum on Wednesday, November 15th at 4:30pm, and the launch of our new program, Political Leaps of Faith, it is imperative that we remember how to engage in thoughtful, ethical, and nonviolent communication techniques. We […]

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Fear and resistance in undocumented community

Recent deportation raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement took undocumented families by surprise. Because of this, most are afraid to leave their homes. Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security secretary, defended the actions as necessary, while acknowledging problems with it. “I know there are many who loudly condemn our enforcement efforts as far too harsh, […]

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TEDxCUNY challenges borders and promotes belonging

The TEDxCUNY conference returned to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Nov. 20 and examined borders dividing and uniting people. Speakers shared personal stories of barriers they experienced in their lives. Physical borders of walls and immigration policies along with racism and bigotry were a few topics brought up. “There couldn’t be a timelier theme,” […]

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Students of undocumented parents beat out M.I.T. in robotics competition

A documentary was presented at Queens College concerning the challenges minority students face in America while striving to achieve academic success. Underwater Dreams is about how a team of Mexican students from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix Arizona, children of undocumented workers, managed to defeat prestigious colleges, including M.I.T., in a robotics competition in 2004. The […]

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