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Undocumented, unapologetic and unafraid

Queens College’s DREAM Team held their fourth annual UndocuMic on March 9 where undocumented students used performance art to talk about their hardships. There were 11 performances, and they ranged from poetry to dance. Yet all who performed wanted to talk about the experience of being an undocumented immigrant in the United States. A report […]

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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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Tuition reimbursed for undocumented CUNY students

CUNY gave thousands of dollars back to undocumented students who have been overpaying their tuition. Upon admission to the school, many undocumented students were uninformed they should have been charged in-state tuition, Lorena Carino, president of Queens College Dream Team, said. “It’s good they’re doing that, they should have never taken that money from us,” Carino, a junior, […]

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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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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Undocumented Immigrant Version

Students from Macaulay Honors College played host to a conference on immigration reform in collaboration with Arizona State University on Sept. 28. The conference — co-conceived and created by Barrett, the honors program at ASU, and Macaulay, CUNY’s honors program — was considered the action conference after an initial awareness session in Arizona. As a […]

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