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After DACA, what’s next for Dreamers?

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There are more than 800,000 children whose families brought them to the US from other countries when they were little, but then overstayed their visas. The children, commonly known as Dreamers, are undocumented, and while they are allowed to attend public schools through high school, after that things get much harder. Many colleges won’t accept…

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President Trump’s DACA stance leaves Mercer community shaken and students fearful

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Bumba Bat is a recent Rutgers graduate who lives in Ewing Township. His family brought him to the United States from Mongolia in 2003, when he was just 9, and then they overstayed their visa making him one of a group now known as DREAMers, undocumented citizens who were brought to the U.S. as children…

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After seven years without one, Puerto Rican parade in Trenton prompts discussion about immigration

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After seven years without any parade, Puerto Ricans celebrated their heritage and culture with their traditional parade and Boricua Festival in Trenton on September 8. Mill Hill Park was full of live music and all kinds of different foods from Latin America.   This year the idea of celebrating the Puerto Rican parade wasn’t just…

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On diverse campus, anxiety over immigration bans and deportations

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Exactly one week after his inauguration, President Donald Drumpf signed an executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The ban, which the White House later revealed had not been run by officials at the Justice Department, set off a chain of chaotic events. The ban affected green card…

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