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When Art Imitates Life

In order for more people to understand what the undocumented experience is like, there needs to be more representation, particularly in the media. Armando Ibanez is doing his part to fix that. He is the director, producer and star of a new web series called Undocumented Tales. The show centers around a waiter named Fernando, who navigates Los Angeles as an undocumented and gay man.

What Hollywood can learn from Hamilton

If you happened to follow the #oscarssowhite controversy earlier this year, then you know that diversity in casting is a steep mountain that the entertainment industry has yet to scale.

Jose Antonio Vargas Explains DACA+/DAPA on The Kelly File

Kelly stated that “without borders, we don’t have a country.” “Absolutely a country has a right to define and defend its borders,” Vargas replied, and went on to recount that’s exactly why he chose to “out” himself as undocumented five years ago, asking the government what they wanted to do with him. So far, they have chosen to do nothing. Looking at the issue pragmatically, regardless of opinions on immigration, it makes sense to have undocumented immigrants who are already in the U.S. pay taxes and be able to work legally and contribute to the economy while Congress figures when (or if) it will ever address comprehensive immigration reform.

History in the Making

Today is the day. This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of U.S. v. Texas. The decision over expanded DACA (DACA+) and DAPA will affect millions of lives and could mean a huge boost to our economy. The actions are currently “frozen” in the midst of a court battle brought by 26 states, led by Texas. The Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the case today, with a decision expected sometime in June.

Dan-El's Story

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Dan-el Padilla Peralta came to the United States with his family at the age of four. After overstaying their visas and falling out of legal immigration status, he and his family lived in poverty and spent a year in New York City’s shelter system.

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