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The U.S. is divided on immigration

The U.S. is divided on immigration

Bella Reeves, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features

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 ...

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

San Mateo rethinks immigration policy

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under News

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 local communities can counteract federal action against undocumented residents. On March 6, the San Mateo City Council held ...

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top News

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 banning Syrian refugees as well as travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, after advocating for a “complete an...

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Mona Murhamer and Sarah Tocatlian

January 30, 2017


Filed under News, Top News

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 entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Protesters filled the inside of the airport's international...

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features

“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,” said Donald Trump at his campaign launch for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.Many misconceptions are made ...

Obama speaks about new immigration policies

Obama speaks about new immigration policies

Hannah Young, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


Filed under News

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 delivered a speech explaining the steps he plans to take in his executive order to fix immigration issues. It is estimated that...

Obama’s immigration executive order

Obama’s immigration executive order

Jocelyn Moran, Social Media Team

November 25, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, News

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