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Undocumented Youth

Undocumented at Harvard: Grieving Across Borders

Lisette Candia | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Lisette Candia

As an undocumented individual I constantly exist in two worlds, only one of which recognizes me as a citizen.

Undocumented & Unafraid: How I Embraced My Status to Empower Today's DREAMers

Global Kids | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Alejandra Ruiz, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids Once I started high school I knew that I was undocumented. My ...

2008 Immigration Law Stalls Congressional Action On Border Crisis

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an int...

From Fearful to Fearless, Refusing to Back Down or Apologize

Mayra Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Mayra Hidalgo

Yes, we are undocumented, but this is our home, and we will not stop fighting for administrative relief from President Obama and a permanent solution from Congress that affirms the dignity of Dreamers and our families.

DACA Provides Lessons For Broader Immigration Reform

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 11.18.2013 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — The first year of the Obama administration's temporary reprieve for youth living in the country illegally has shown that any broader im...

Freedom University Starts School Year With Good News

EFE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Atlanta, Aug 16 (EFE).- Freedom University, which offers courses with university credits for undocumented youths barred by regulation from Georgia's f...

Undocumented Asian Young Adults Speak Out On Immigration Reform

Henry Qin | Posted 09.26.2013 | Impact
Henry Qin

"You are undocumented." That is the title my friends gave me. I never thought this simple label would create obstacles which would hinder me from my dreams.

Immigration: A Kid's-Eye View

Joan Gelfand | Posted 04.20.2013 | San Francisco
Joan Gelfand

Emily Klion, director of the Marsh Youth Theater in San Francisco, wanted to tell the stories of the "dreamers," children caught in the battle over immigration. To help her tackle this thorny topic, she approached award-winning poet Gary Soto, who signed on to write In and Out of Shadows.

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Undocumented Youth Hold 'Graduation' Ceremony At City Hall

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of young undocumented immigrants from California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and elsewhere gathered on the steps of San Fra...

The Right Thing To Do

Prerna Lal | Posted 08.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

We have won a tiny victory -- a simple reprieve -- but the war is far from over. My own personal thoughts go out to everyone who has aged out, everyone the Obama administration has deported ruthlessly, everyone who has grown tired of waiting.

'My Name Is Diana. I Am Undocumented And Unafraid'

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 05.21.2012 | Latino Voices

-- She was tiny and trembling and looked so very vulnerable. Barely 15, having already experienced a lifetime of hardships since losing her mother at...

How-To Guide For Undocumented Students Looking For Work After College Published

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 04.12.2012 | Latino Voices

After undocumented immigrants complete college, leaving school often means facing a long line of closed doors. Despite having a university degree, the...

Undocumented Youth Rally At Immigration Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit

A group of high school and college students rallied outside regional headquarters for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Detroit Wednes...

Outsmarting the System: Reflections of an Undocumented Scholar

Alma Castrejon | Posted 05.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Alma Castrejon

They have managed to find ways to live close to campus and continue studying. This is what outsmarting the system has meant: Undocumented youth, by a systemic design, are not supposed to be going to college, let alone be getting professional and graduate degrees.

Weekly Diaspora: Sweeping AZ Immigration Bills Target Undocumented Children

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Arizona state Senate moved forward with two controversial measures this week that threaten to m...

So We Marched -- Now What?

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Rumor has it that the same politicians who promised our community immigration reform in return for votes are now asking the community to hold off until the next election.