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The port at Battery Park. Anastazie Urban arrived here in 1883. CHRISTINE KELLEY/THE STATESMAN

How Battery Park helped me connect with my family history

Christine Kelley November 1, 2022
It is Oct. 23, 2022. I am crying outside Castle Clinton because in a way, this is where I was born. I have never been to Battery Park in my life. But a part was here long ago: 139 years and two weeks earlier.
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The logo for the organization, Artists for Nancy. CLIFF BALDWIN/ARTISTS FOR NANCY

“Artists for Nancy” will present artists and activists in panel discussion

Natasha Nelson September 15, 2020
"Artists for Nancy", an organization which empowers political activism through art will present a Zoom panel this Wednesday, September 16, at 6 p.m.
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Flag for the country of Hungary. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Hungary’s neo-nationalism poses dangerous threat to social order

Fanni Frankl December 8, 2019
Nationalism is common among many nations today and is often perceived as the driving force that allows people to unite under a shared identity of a common culture and/or language.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES/FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

“Trudeau isn’t a racist,” but he is, sorry

Anya Marquardt October 21, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was known as a supporter of immigrants, a human rights activist and a poised figure against racism until photos of him wearing blackface and brownface surfaced on the Internet.
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New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

New ‘public charge’ rule could affect status of student immigrants

Fanni Frankl September 29, 2019
On Aug. 14, the Department of Homeland Security published the “Final Rule on Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility,” which can deny permanent residency status to immigrants if the government deems they are likely to become dependent on the United States’s public benefits.
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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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DACA Teach-In provides platform for discourse

Courtney Murphy September 25, 2017
The event, organized by the Humanities Institute, was directed at combating the reversal of the Obama-era initiative, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
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Stony Brook University students and faculty marched near the Student Activities Center on Thursday, Sept 7.

DACA decision leaves Stony Brook’s Dreamers in flux

Mike Adams September 9, 2017
In a message to the country, Azofeifa echoed a sentiment shared by many of her Dreamer counterparts: DACA recipients are here to partake in and pursue the American Dream, not to steal work from their countrymen.
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The Stony Brook Foundation,
 the Universitys main source of funding,

Make Stony Brook University a sanctuary campus

Rodman Serrano December 1, 2016
A petition titled "Make SUNY Stony Brook a Sanctuary Campus," written and signed by professors and students has garnered over 600 signatures and counting.
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Students debate immigration policies at presidential election series

Jessica Chin September 15, 2016
The event was the first session of a five-part series of panels and debates meant to highlight key issues of the election.
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