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Do you believe in equal access to education for all of America’s students?
Define American Fellow Jin Park became the first undocumented American to receive the Rhodes Scholarship by challenging the Rhodes Trust to really think about the way it was defining “American” in the eligibility criteria for the scholarship.
Like Jin, undocumented Americans across the country continue to be barred from applying for most types of financial assistance for college.
We've launched the #scholarships4all campaign because any student who best fits the criteria, whether American born or American DREAMer, should qualify for a scholarship.
It’s time for all national, state, and local scholarships for higher education to open their doors to all Americans, regardless of citizenship status.
Will you join us in this fight? Pledge your support! Follow the link in our bio. #immigration#highereducation#highered#defineamerican
Remember David Frum’s Atlantic article that featured the white nationalist agenda as if it were common sense for immigration reform?
We do and so does @joseiswriting.
Scapegoating immigrants is not a solution. Frum can publish it in The Atlantic and say it on NPR but that still doesn’t make it anything more than talking points from the white nationalist agenda. #defineamerican#immigration#immigrantsmakeamericagreat
Deja Vu: Talking of closing our borders, viewing the border through a lens of criminality (instead of the channel of people, products, and ideas that it is), results in policy that was bad for American then, and bad for America now. #immigration#defineamerican
4700912 weeks ago
We are in the midst of a shift in migration patterns—from migrant workers to families fleeing violence—at our Southern border. We have noticed several media outlets simply regurgitating government talking points in their stories. All of these threads are actually a part of the same phenomena: a full-court press from the Trump Administration to fundamentally change the way our country views immigration. #immigration#defineamerican
How times have changed. Annie Moore, the 1st immigrant at Ellis Island "was greeted with fanfare by US authorities, who gave her a gold coin to commemorate the occasion, then she was allowed to go and meet her parents wholeheartedly encouraged to establish herself as a new American." - @maeveinamerica#stpatricksday#immigration#defineamerican
51941611 month ago
Are you following the undocumented storyline on #days??? @thia.megia plays Haley Chen, an undocumented American from a mixed status family. In the past weeks, they have told the story of how a small town politician attempts to make Haley’s immigration status a political issue, and galvanize voters. #immigration#defineamerican#daysofourlives