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DACA: A chance at a better life

Feb 27, 2017
Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA students pursuing higher education.
Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA
students pursuing higher education.
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Lisa Parisio

As part of CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, we are presenting an ongoing series of the stories of people who are placed at risk by their immigration status.

Meet Emmanuel, entrepreneur and DACA-recipient.

One family’s journey to citizenship

Jun 20, 2016

José and Marina Aguilar have overcome many obstacles on their road to becoming American citizens. This in-depth feature by the National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report tells their story and how the upcoming Supreme Court ruling can impact many families like theirs. CLINIC’s Pat Zapor expounds on why the Catholic Church supports and advocates for fair immigration practices. Read more here.   

Empowering Latinos in Iowa

Apr 7, 2016
Leya Speasmaker

Students in Des Moines, Iowa who have received immigration status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, are testing their cinematography skills each year in a contest sponsored by American Friends Service Committee.

Widian's Story

Mar 12, 2014
Justice for Immigrants Campaign

Raised in a tiny village in Galilee, my father, the eldest of 5 children, was raised by loving parents who made a meager living as poor farmers. My mother, who was raised in an orphanage from a young age by a community of Sisters in Jerusalem, married my father at seventeen. During my childhood, my father worked as a mechanic and my mother as a teacher. While our home was filled with love, my parents recognized that their children would have better opportunities for education, advancement, and success in the U.S.