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Mayte Lara and Larissa Martinez Define American

The first-person accounts of two graduating Texas high school seniors are changing the way people are talking about undocumented immigrants. On Friday, June 3, Mayte Lara of Crockett High School in Austin, TX tweeted that she was undocumented, as well highlighting her accomplishments: a 4.5 GPA, a full-ride scholarship to the University of Texas at …

Sarahi Salamanca, a DREAMer, recently became a legal resident. …

Sarahi Salamanca, a DREAMer, recently became a legal resident. Her first act of exercising this hard-won achievement was visiting her mother in Mexico after 10 years of separation. Eight months pregnant, she allowed two videographers to travel with her to document this incredible moment. Family reunification is an incredibly powerful experience. This Thanksgiving, millions of …

Here’s one way to get a conversation started during …

Here’s one way to get a conversation started during graduation season: college graduate Indira Esparza, who came here when she was 2, brought the Mexican flag to the stage when receiving her diploma. It’s a question about symbolism: Should graduates bring flags representing their home and history? Read the story by Lyndsay Winkley, …

https://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_nm1vvgWtqt1urcdcfo1.mp3 Standout Student, A Star At …

https://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_nm1vvgWtqt1urcdcfo1.mp3 Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented “I was working 100 hours a week, and eating dinner at my desk, and working on weekends, and living in an apartment the size of a closet. I felt like if I could work hard enough, that I could earn my …

A Dream Less Deferred: $25 Million DREAMer Scholarship Fund Comes From Bipartisan Allies

Undocumented students now have access to a $25 million college tuition fund, billed as a “Pell Grant for DREAMers.” writes Define American Founder Jose Antonio Vargas for BuzzFeed.com …