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This Is What It’s like Being a Muslim DACA Recipient in America

I learned I was undocumented very early on in life. When I moved to Brooklyn from Egypt at the age of three, I was filled with hope and excitement. I heard stories about how safe America was, how the promise of jobs and opportunity was everywhere. My education would be free, accessible and unparalleled. I…

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DACA supporters protest the Trump administrations termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Los Angeles, California on September 5, 2017. The DACA program protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.(Photo by: Ronen Tivony) (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

This Is the Life of an Undocumented Dreamer

Fernanda was just 10 years old when she crossed the U.S.-Mexican border by foot with her then six-year-old sister, who had a broken arm at the time, and her mother, chasing the American Dream. They left their hometown of Cholula, Puebla on Nov. 17, and were some of the lucky few who arrived in Queens…

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Dear Donald Trump: You Already Failed

It’s been a year since your inauguration and I’m afraid we haven’t got much to show for it except the anxiety of nearing a nuclear war with North Korea, the destruction of immigrant communities and the government shutdown. That’s just a handful of the countless errors made by the administration this year. Well Mr. President, I’ve…

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7 Arrested Dreamers on Hunger Strike Call for a Clean Dream Act

This past weekend, on Dec. 14, seven courageous Dreamers and one ally were arrested fighting for a clean Dream Act. Refusing to give their names to the police, they remained in jail and risked deportation, nonetheless demanding action from Congress. The hashtag #nodreamnodeal trended all weekend long as news broke of the seven Dreamers who were arrested following…