A Dreamer’s Journey

September 26, 2017 Japaira Ellison 0

Luz Gonzales, Dreamer- Originally from La Paz, Bolivia. Came to the US with her family at the age of three. Ana Paula Velasco, DACA Supporter- Family is from Mexico and Trinidad.

Dreamers fight back with advocacy support group efforts

September 26, 2017 La'shawn Donelson 0

Several advocacy groups in D.C. and the surrounding areas are assisting undocumented immigrants with the renewal of their work permits and legal status, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. The Trump administration announced plans to end DACA Sept. 5. President Trump has given Congress six months to decide the fate of more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants.

American University rallies for DACA students

September 26, 2017 Daisy Brumby 0

American University president Sylvia Burwell reiterated her support of undocumented students on the day U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump planned to rescind the Obama administration’s executive order that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program five years ago.

Trump says wall, ‘Will Continue to Be Built’

September 26, 2017 Bobbi Thomas 0

President Trump’s string of tweets after his DACA announcement on Sept. 5 suggests that no immediate action will be taken against the nearly 790,000 DREAMers working in the US.  But the decision won’t delay plans to build a wall along the Mexico-US border, according to Trump’s tweets.

DACA supporters speak out

September 26, 2017 Ashley Briggs 0

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program will end in six months unless Congress takes legislative action.

One face of many: A look at an undocumented student’s life

September 26, 2017 Sarah Gibson 0

When Claudette Monroy uprooted her life to move to the United States, she was excited. For other fifteen-year-olds, the concept of leaving behind friends, school and home can be daunting. Not only did she have to leave behind the only home she’d ever known, but she also faced a four-day-long car ride from Terreón in northern Mexico to Fairfax, Va.

Would Washington survive a superstorm?

September 19, 2017 Kristen Griffith 0

Washington has a plan in place to deal with a natural disaster, but they may not be financially prepared for the rebuild and recovery, according to an official from Homeland Security. Hurricane season made its presence known Aug. 25, when Hurricane Harvey appeared in Texas as a Category 4 storm, forcing many to evacuate and even killing others. A few weeks later, hurricane Irma made an even bigger splash in Florida, measuring it as a Category 5.

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