Here’s a fact: The policy changes Obama announced during his prime-time address Thursday night do not constitute “amnesty” (or, as the Republican National Committee calls it, “illegal executive amnesty”). By their very nature, Obama’s executive actions are temporary—not a substitute for congressional action, and nowhere near as comprehensive. Not every undocumented person is covered. [...]
I am the citizen daughter of immigrant parents who were deported when I was 14. My older brother was also deported. [...]
via Fusion | This is life for transgender women in U.S. immigration detention facilities. [...]
Casting a ballot meant having my voice be heard—it said, I am here, and regardless of where I came from, where I work, what color my skin is- you have to count my vote. [...]
“My father used to say, ‘Shoot for the stars, and you’ll land on the moon,’” she says. “It’s important to follow your heart and instincts. No matter your goals in life, work everyday to reach them.” [...]
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