As human beings, as vital members of society, and as contributors to their communities, undocumented immigrants deserve an immigration system that acknowledges their inherent rights.
Education, as an opportunity to be inclusive of cultural wealth, is not inclusive in the modern age and suggests to students that there is a scale that finds their native language inferior to American English.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: Marches against AAPI Hate revive the power behind names, the need to say them and say them correctly
The burden of taking the time and making the effort to learn how other cultures name their children and pronounce their names does not come easily to American society and media.
These are the women who are the backbone of society and leave things just a little bit better than when they had found it because that’s just what immigrants do.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: Yes, ICE still poses great threat to immigrant communities and should be abolished
The blanket purpose of dealing with and preventing illegal immigration does not justify the significant human rights violations that ICE has carried out.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: The rise in Asian American hate crimes calls for a unification of the community and its allies
For those of AAPI descent or those who are allies to our community, in the defense of Asian American lives, we should not be permissive of the hate crimes and hate speech that have been condoned by past leaders or enduring cultural biases.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: Immigration and higher education must regain trust of immigrant and international students
We are all rebuilding confidence in the systems that have been bent or have always been broken, and as students, we are seeking to do what we have always been taught: learn a new way.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: A stronger immigrant presence in public offices empowers younger generations
It is only right to have policy dictated by those that have walked in the shoes of their constituents.
Putting The ‘I’ In Immigrant: Assimilation pressures pose undermining expectations for immigrant Americans
While our politicians preach about the inclusivity of the United States, microaggressions toward immigrant Americans run rampant, rendering assimilation a prerequisite to claiming the label “American.”
Putting The “I” In Immigrant: Racial transparency is pertinent in creating substantive inclusion initiatives
Instead of gifting us 30 days of inclusion, allow marginalized populations a seat at the table, a page in the history books and a place to call home that is accepting of our identity and history.