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We need unity in Arizona

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "My husband and I moved to Tucson after becoming enamored with it three years ago. I am Iranian-American, and my husband is Mexican…
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Fake it ’til you make it: living as a fraud

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium.  "As a Hispanic immigrant, I quickly learned that I needed to work twice as hard to show I was half as good. However, no matter how…
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Immigration Raids Keep Stoking More Fear and Hate

Dolores Duran Cerda, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino USA. "The tweet read “Why deport? Just kill them.” It came from a third-grade private school teacher in Scottsdale, Arizona....."
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Building Bridges, Not Walls

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in TruthOut. "Ariel, the 11-year-old daughter of a friend, was riding the school bus in Northern Arizona when two Native American girls boarded the bus. A high school…
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Family Court is no place for ICE

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in TribTalk. "Domestic violence advocates are concerned that the arrest and detention of that woman will have a chilling effect on other undocumented victims of domestic violence...."
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Finding Sacagawea in El Salvador

Anna Ochoa O'Leary-2014-2105 Fellow. This piece was first published in Speak Out. "Does anybody remember the Sacagawea dollar coin first minted in 2000?Sacagawea was a Native American (Shoshone) who in 1804 made history by guiding the…
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Trump’s immigrant-bashing omits that business owners like him are to blame

Anna Ochoa O'Leary--2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Donald Trump is wrong to blame immigrants for the nation’s woes. Business owners like him, those benefiting from trade agreements, are guilty of creating…
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There’s no such thing as ‘reasonable suspicion’ of immigrants

Ana Christina Da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Reuters. “My path to the United States, 20 years ago, was far less traumatic than that of the 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America…
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Daniel’s journey: How thousands of children are creating a crisis in America

Isabel Garcia-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by CNN. “We've had children dying here in the desert," said Isabel Garcia, an immigrant rights activist with the Arizona-based Coalicion de Derechos Humanos (Coalition for Human Rights…
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Immigration surge or refugee crisis?

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Faithstreet. “In the past seven months, some 47,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern United States border, fleeing an epidemic of gang violence and poverty in their…
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