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The U.S. is divided on immigration

February 5, 2019

The U.S. is known as the “land of the opportunity,” but that isn’t the case for everyone. “Immigrants deserve equal opportunity in America, especially if they are escaping poverty or injustice. Being born with different circumstances shouldn’t limit them in our society,” said Tej Tummala, a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Many immigrants who enter the United States come in hope of a better life. Some are running away from corrupt governments and are in search of amnesty, while others turn to a better future for their children. Ismael Betancourt came to the U.S. when he was ten years old and later became an American citizen. His family came to America with a dream: to make a better life for themselves filled with opportunity and success. Betancourt now works as a librarian at the Belmont Public Library living the “American Dream” that others wish to experience. “Ismael is a dedicated and lovable librarian. He can be strict sometimes, which has earned him a bit of a reputation. But he’s absolutely necessary for the operation of the library and deserves respect for his endless hard work,” said Aaron Lee, a sophomore. According to a poll conducted by Gallup Inc., although 41 percent of American citizens favor ...

School counselor Edgardo Canda and a group of immigrant students speak before the San Mateo City Council in favor of adopting sanctuary city status.

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

March 14, 2017

Recent efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on illegal immigration have prompted the City of San Mateo to re-evaluate its immigration practices and consider how loc...

America is a country built by immigrants and kept alive by immigrants, and Donald Trump has no right to infringe on that.

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

February 22, 2017

It seems like every day when I turn on the news Donald Trump’s administration is finding a new way to attack immigrants and minorities. On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order ...

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

January 30, 2017

Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers...

A group of marchers moves from the US Capitol towards the Lincoln Memorial grounds for the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC.

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

January 14, 2016

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best...They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people,...

Obama said, “You can come out of the shadows.”

Obama speaks about new immigration policies

December 16, 2014

In an age where immigration laws are frequently changing, up to date knowledge on legal policies is important, especially to Californians. On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama...

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