By Irann Arias Rodriguez Since its enactment in June of 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been celebrated, attacked, rescinded, and revived, as this policy reaches its decennium. For the many Dreamers who fight for the passing of the Dream Act, which could grant many young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, DACA fails to deliver that access. CSUSB assistant professor Paloma Villegas, Ph.D. of Sociology, has spent most of her academic career researching and examining the lives of undocumented persons within the United States and Canada. In her classes, Villegas facilitates and leads discussions on immigration, the … [Read more...] about DACA turns ten: Fear of its impermanence still brews amongst its recipients
By Carolina Curiel, Samantha Baker, and Irann Arias Rodriguez Immigrant students and advocates share the challenges and hardships of attaining a higher education in an effort to create their American Dream. The United States has been seen as a token for the American Dream- a place of economic opportunity and social liberty. Immigrants from all around the globe come to America in hopes of fulfilling their goals and aspirations. Many seek refuge, a higher education, or simply a better life. To the average American, immigration may seem like an easy task. However, many fail to realize the number of sacrifices that must be made on a day-to-day basis. According to the … [Read more...] about The American Dream or the American Nightmare?
When she’s not hiking or spending time with her family, attorney Elda S. Rosales, located in San Bernardino, aims to bring immigration-related assistance to the community. Graduating from University of La Verne College of Law, she joined the CARECEN team in August of 2019 and has since guided students from CSUSB and Cal Poly Pomona. Q: What is CARECEN? A: CARECEN is a nonprofit organization established in 1983 by a group of refugees seeking to change an unjust immigration system. CARECEN empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice and promoting cultural diversity. Q: When and where on campus can the … [Read more...] about Q & A with Elda Rosales on immigration services from CARECEN
The DACA Rally: Coming out of the Shadows event held on September 26 allowed the CSUSB community to raise awareness for undocumented immigrant youths. A crowd of students, professors, administrators, and public allies marched around the perimeter of the Pfau Library lawn. They carried signs showing words of encouragement for undocumented students and immigrants, even making their way through the Santos Manuel Student Union as they chanted phrases promoting change. Since the announcement in early September that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded, there has been significant backlash across the nation. The CSUSB community has been … [Read more...] about CSUSB rallies to support undocumented students
By Emily Anne Espinosa |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama’s executive actions to protect immigrants from deportation has been blocked by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, causing a setback in the administration’s agenda before the end of Obama’s second term. The three judge panel of the Court of Appeals voted 2-1 in Texas v. United States, upholding a lower court injunction and temporarily blocking implementation from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), two immigration reform programs that play a key role in Obama’s second-term initiative on reforming immigration, … [Read more...] about Immigrant deportation protection blocked