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Immigration & Identity

Immigration & Identity

A feeling of anxiety exists in every immigrant child. Everyone has an immigrant story. As the daughter of immigrants, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no “American” physical characteristics. The United States is a melting pot.   Though I was born and raised...

Immigration & education

Immigration & education

A majority of immigrants come to America chasing the American dream. Their pursuit of happiness is protected by the United States’ Declaration of Independence. As immigrant populations increase, schools must begin to cater to the needs of non-English speakers....

What we owe to the world

What we owe to the world

There were representatives of one hundred and ninety-six parties in France when the Paris Climate Accord was ratified, with one hundred and seventy-four of the UNFCCC members becoming party to it. There is a universal agreement that climate change is a threat to the...

Immigration & stereotypes

Immigration & stereotypes

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an immigrant is, “a plant or animal that becomes established in an area previously unknown.” The word “immigrant” is a noun and originated from Latin, gaining popularity in the early 20th century. Dictionary.com refers to...

Immigration & Immersion

Immigration & Immersion

  With immigration as a recurring theme in Donald Trump's agenda, as well as his campaign promise to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, interviewing an immigrant and staff member here at Los Angeles River School only seemed natural. Her name is...

Immigration & his journey

Immigration & his journey

Leaving his hometown, Guerrero, Mexico, and family behind, my brother-in-law came to the United States at the age of 15. Surpassing countless struggles and obstacles, he successfully crossed the border to come into the U.S., the land of opportunities. He's been...

Immigration & a fresh start

Immigration & a fresh start

Sitting in the dark with dust in her nose, there is a doll whose owner never showed up to claim her. Almost 4,000 miles away from each other, Stefany Lagunas and her quinceañera doll, are separated from each other. Although Lagunas does not regret moving here to the...

Immigration & Ngorn Por

Immigration & Ngorn Por

My grandmother, Ngorn Por, has a love for food; not just the final product, but how it’s made step by step. She learned how to cook from her mother way back in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cooking with my grandmother is something I enjoy doing, and as I tell my grandmother's...

Immigration & his American dream

Immigration & his American dream

“At that time, my biggest fear was being illegal and at any moment can get taken out of the U.S.”  The United States is filled with a diverse variety of immigrants. Most of the time, these immigrants receive a bad reputation from society. In fact, my grandpa was an...

Immigration & awakening from fear

Immigration & awakening from fear

Every morning, my mother wakes up to light the candles and give thanks for another day. She reminds me to do the same because not everyone has the chance to be grateful for a beautiful awakening. Her days were not easy as a young child, who was only 14-years-old with...