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¡Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido! – The devastation of the Texas abortion ban for people of color

Melanie Navarro October 15, 2021
A ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable took effect in the state of Texas. News of the imperilment of women's health in Texas sparked a dialogue on social media which is leaving many worried about the future of reproductive rights.
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The fate of restaurants in the face of COVID-19

Sarah Tantawy March 22, 2020
My father moves between the kitchen, bar and dining area with an ease earned through years of work. He jokes that the pub is his fourth child. This all changed overnight. 
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Stony Brook University students and faculty marched near the Student Activities Center on Thursday, Sept 7.
 7. GARY GHAYRAT/ STATESMAN FILE

The Wall will do nothing but divide

Melissa Azofeifa February 3, 2019
When I came to this country, being an immigrant was something to be proud of. It takes hard work and sacrifice to start a new life in a different country, and that should incite a feeling of pride.
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Dr. Ram Raju gives commentary on America’s “two-tiered” healthcare system

Vincent Sparagna September 28, 2018
Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer for Northwell Health, Dr. Ram Raju, spoke about the flaws in the United States’ health care system in a lecture at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 26
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Associate professor of Sociology Tiffany Joseph speaks at the TPS Rally. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hold TPS Teach-In

Gary Ghayrat February 25, 2018
In response to the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for beneficiaries from Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates hosted a TPS Teach-In session in the Humanities Building on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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A DACA march that took place on Thursday, Sept.
 7, 2017 at Stony Brook University. The Jose Peralta New York state DREAM Act was passed on Jan. 23, 2019. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anxiety for dreamers as DACA set to expire in March

Karina Gerry February 4, 2018
“If I were sent back today I wouldn’t know how to get around,” Azofeifa said. “I grew up here. I am American in every sense of the word, this is all I know.”
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Attorney general Jess Sessions speaking at a summit in 2011. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

I am concerned about DACA, not President Trump’s comments

Jhonatan Bonilla January 28, 2018
I give very little weight to the words of a man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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President Samuel L. Stanley at the 2016 State of the University address. Wednesday he hosted a town hall meeting about diversity. JERROD WHITE/STATESMAN FILE

Defending DACA: an economic perspective

Scott Terwilliger and Mike Sonta September 10, 2017
The effects of criminalizing immigration in the United States criminalizes entire communities. In doing so, America narrows its diversity, which can be deleterious to the notion of our country as a cultural melting pot.
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On becoming a global citizen

Rose M. Mathews September 10, 2012
Not a day goes by that I don’t hear my father reminisce about the beauty of his motherland and his people—and the heavy sigh that unfailingly follows his nostalgia. It’s when I hear those sighs and when I catch him staring blankly into empty space that I see him for who he has become. The human layers of stories and healthy experiences that make one a whole person are stripped off of adult immigrants when they make the transition. Painfully plucked from the soil that they had called their own, immigrants must strive to make a living in a land that is not their own. In a desperate attempt to hold onto what they had once called home, they become vitriolic vials of concentrated ideology. They close their ears, they purse their lips and rock back and forth while chanting prayers for the welfare of their progeny. Forcefully suppressing dreams and reveries that might have been entertained in their native lands, their daily motto is reduced to “I just want to get by.” And so, the faces they put on at home can differ radically from the faces they present to the outside world.
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