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Mar 12

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I’m Berenice. Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic and I Will Never Give Up

My name is Berenice and I am an undocumented graduate of Columbia University. I got my bachelor’s degree in May 2010. To be honest up until the end of April I was not looking forward to graduation. Rather than being excited I was afraid. For four years Columbia had provided me with a safe and […]

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Mar 12

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We Got Released But The Struggle Continues!

Yesterday, Rosario, Janet and I were part of an act of civil disobedience blocking traffic in front of Governor Cuomo’s office. I’d like to thank all of the people who’ve been supportive. We were held at 17th precint processed in the system and spend the night at 100 centre street, where we had arraignment in […]

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Mar 12

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3 NYSYLC Members Have Been Arrested Infront Of @NyGovCuomo’s Office

As the New York Dream Act would help students attain a college degree and contribute tax dollars to New York State, it is difficult to understand the Governor’s silence on this bill. Governor Cuomo has a clear opportunity to help change the lives of thousands of youth in New York, but his inaction to include […]

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Mar 12

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EMERGENCY: Jordana Is Being Deported!

Jordana was brought to the United States, from Argentina, when she was only 12 years old. She attended Carteret High School and began working at a local supermarket, during her junior year of high school, in order to provide for her family. Jordana was unable to graduate from high school because her family relied on […]

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Mar 12

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Undocumented Youth Demand Action from Governor Cuomo On New York Dream Act

Press Release Undocumented Youth Demand Action from Governor Cuomo On New York Dream Act Rally in Front of Governor Cuomo’s NYC office TODAYFor Immediate Release Wednesday March 28, 2012 Contact: Daniela at 646-472-9565 New York, NY. Undocumented youth will hold a rally today in front of Governor Cuomo’s New York City office at ...

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Mar 12

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Undocumented Youth in New York and Education

Did you know that of the more than 4,500 undocumented students who graduate from New York high schools every year, only 5-10% pursue a college degree due to tremendous financial obstacles? Only 5-10% pursue a college degree. That’s not counting the undocumented youth that do not graduate from high school, still want to go to ...

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Mar 12

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I’m Orin And This Is My Restricted Life

My name is Orin and I’m originally from, Guyana. I came to the United States about ten years ago, with my mother. We came so that I would be able to pursue my educational aspirations, since attending university in my own country is very expensive, especially with the high cost of living. I was 14 […]

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