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Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor...

Coming from a family of immigrants, I have only come to fully understand two narratives, that of my grandfather and that of my dad, both who migrated to California from Mexico back in their younger years. 642 more words

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When Lady Justice Gets It Wrong

Blindfolded and swords in hand, Lady Justice holds a set of scales, equally balanced in the air. Found in courtrooms across the United States, she symbolizes the very essence of what our criminal justice is supposed to accomplish: the fair and equal application of the law. 564 more words

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I Want to Understand Your Perspective

I find myself sitting in the office for a meeting, forcing myself to go through the presentation from Border Patrol and really trying to understand their job. 380 more words

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Stepping Out of Your Circle

It is safe to say that the past five days have been a whirl-wind of emotions. During this time, the Gettysburg fellows traveled to El Paso to learn more about the issues surrounding immigration on the US-Mexico border. 409 more words

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The Best Things in Life are (Cruelty) Free

As we were sitting in the van, beginning our departure home, I was reflecting on the stories shared during the CPS Summer Fellow Immersion. A group of my fellow peers and I had the invaluable experience of going to Texas and New Mexico to learn about immigration and food injustice from lawyers, judges, border patrol, and immigrants themselves. 465 more words

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Is Perception the Problem?

My mom once told me, “The world needs more people who have the courage to see what they wish they could ignore”, and that has never been more true than in my experience on the border. 607 more words

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