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Trump administration prohibits DACA recipients from coronavirus relief aid

Trump administration prohibits DACA recipients from coronavirus relief aid

April 21, 2020

U.S. Education Department officials barred undocumented students from accessing emergency federal aid...

$2 trillion coronavirus package passed, omits some immigrants

$2 trillion coronavirus package passed, omits some immigrants

March 30, 2020

Since the Senate passed the $2 trillion relief bill on Wednesday, immigrants and U.S.-born children with und...

DACA under assault from Trump and the U.S. Supreme Court

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2019

The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to side with the Trump administration's agenda of ending the Obama-era’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides a level of immunity for young, undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the United States. Without DACA p...

President Gibson explains herself at town hall

President Gibson explains herself at town hall

October 8, 2019

President Gloria J. Gibson affirmed that she herself had picked former White House press secretary, Sean...

Photo by Frannie Mendoza

NEIU president and provost pledge money to undocumented students

October 8, 2019

NEIU President Gloria J. Gibson and the new Provost, Dennis Rome, pledged $1,000 each towards resources...

Current student Wendy Cruz was brought to tears by the thought of Spicer
being on NEIU’s campus, or as she referred to it, “her home.”| Photo by Frannie Mendoza

SGA organized town hall for Sean Spicer lecture

September 10, 2019

With a 24 hour notice, approximately 30 students, staff and faculty met in the North Side campus cafete...

Town Hall on DACAmented individuals

April 11, 2019

The University community and the public are invited to attend a Town Hall on DACAmented individuals from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at El Centro. Panelists from community organizations, businesses and schools will speak about challenges and resources for DREAMers, DACA recipients and undocumented students. The Town Hall is part...

Coming Out of the Shadows: A Celebration of Bravery

April 9, 2019

The University community is invited to the Pedroso Center at 3 p.m. April 9 for a listening hour of DACAmentation, a podcast on immigration topics, followed by an UndocuResource Expo. Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre, The Angelina Pe...

NEIU student Melanny Buitron speaks to fellow panelists about her journey being a DACAmented student.

NEIU student humanizes her story at ‘DACAmentation’ town hall

December 2, 2018

NEIU is one of the 10 institutions nationally to receive a $35,000 microgrant from the Online News Associatio...

When Protection Ends: Salvadorians Find Themselves Trump’s Immigration Targets

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

January 30, 2018

Imagine experiencing a 7.7 magnitude earthquake and losing everything that you’ve ever known: family, friends and personal possessions. Fast forward 17 years— you have lived in the United States since 2001 and have rebuilt your life. You have family, friends and a job. Then under a new administration, you are told you a...

By:  Brandi Nevarez

Student Aide: We need more

September 12, 2017

I still remember my first year at NEIU as an international student back in 2016, frantically looking fo...

By: Brandi Nevarez

DACA: Why destroy the dream?

September 12, 2017

More than 800,000 people across the nation held their breaths on Sept. 5. They waited for President Tr...

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