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Immigration & rolling with the punches

Immigration & rolling with the punches

Thailand, 2010—Living in his home country since the day he was born, Peeranat Suratphirom is a young boy who lives his day by what comes trough. After a long day of playing with his older brother Purinat in the hot sun, Peeranat receives a call from his grandmother...

Immigration & racial stereotypes

Immigration & racial stereotypes

What comes to mind when you hear the word 'immigrant'? For most people, it is a Mexican individual. Rarely do people think of the Dutch that come from the Netherlands. Here at Los Angeles River School, two students give their input into the adversity they have dealt...

Immigration & family

Immigration & family

They say family is one of the best things in life, and it truly is, but what about the ones you can’t see. It’s possible to have family everywhere, but in my case, they are in Mexico. Unfortunately many people, including my family, are scared to come to America...

What’s your Immigration & story?

What’s your Immigration & story?

Immigration affects almost every part of our lives in Southern California and across the country. From first generation DACA recipients struggling to figure out the future to third generation Armenian students trying to negotiate different parts of their identity,...

Immigration & home

Immigration & home

From the islands of the southwest, Mico Reglos found himself in a new country. Born on March 30, 2001 in the Philippines, Reglos has always dreamed big. He has lived in America since he was a freshman, coming with little knowledge of the new world. Moving to America...

Immigration & literature: Sun Yung Shin’s perspective

Immigration & literature: Sun Yung Shin’s perspective

Following my previous article, here is another author's perspective on how immigration affects literature. Sun Yung Shin is the author of "Unbearable Splendor," a collection of essays and poems that captures her thoughts on immigration. Q: How do you think "Unbearable...

Immigration & racial identity

Immigration & racial identity

I walk through my dining room and it’s always the same. Ikea curtains. Cameroonian flags. Crystal chandeliers. African drums. Only in my house could all these things be in the same space so naturally. I don’t even think about it half the time, but I guess that’s what...

Immigration & the unity of a community

Immigration & the unity of a community

As an immigrant student, I can say that adapting to a new country comes with its challenges. It is hard to adjust to a place where a new culture and different perspectives are seen. I continue to feel like an outcast who struggles to find the correct pathway. This was...

Immigration & the unity of a community

Immigration & a neutral standpoint

Immigration and how we deal with it is highly debatable and also highly important. These two factors can change how the next generation(s) view foreigners and people not originally from America positively or negatively. Some of these views might be to ban all incoming...

Immigration & expectations

Immigration & expectations

Grow up. Get a job. Give back to your parents. That was the life sentence given to me in April of 2002, the moment I became an official Asian immigrant of the United States. I never tended to ponder upon it for long periods of time otherwise the pressure coupled with...