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Latino youth well-being lacking in Pennsylvania, study finds

Latino youth well-being lacking in Pennsylvania, study finds

By Lauren Forsythe | Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

Monica Ruiz said people are often unwilling to give funding to help the Latino community — which can include undocumented immigrants. “I say it’s easier to find funding for a box of puppies who are left on the street corner to help them than it is to find funding to help undocumented folks,”...

Panel sheds light on refugee mental health

Panel sheds light on refugee mental health

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

If you had to make a list of your four most important things, tangible or intangible, what would they be? This is the question panelist Sarah Faulx posed to 40 audience members Friday night in William Pitt Union Dining Room B. After encouraging them to take out their phones and make the list, she...

Author advocates for immigrants

Author advocates for immigrants

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

From watching “Dennis the Menace,” “Beverly Hills, 90201” and “Saved by the Bell,” Julissa Arce’s American dream began at a young age. Growing up in Mexico, Arce watched American television shows with wonder and curiosity. She especially identified with Dennis from “Dennis the Me...

Editorial: Stand strong to protect DACA recipients

Editorial: Stand strong to protect DACA recipients

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 5, 2017

Imagine living in the United States your entire life — from your earliest memories, you’ve been here. And in 2014, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protected your status, keeping you safe from the ever-looming threat of deportation.   But as of Tuesday, because your parents immigrated illegally sho...

Legal immigrants: The real victims of illegal immigration

Legal immigrants: The real victims of illegal immigration

By Marlo Safi / Columnist

November 18, 2015

My mother — a Syrian immigrant — came to the United States in 1994. A medical student at the University of Aleppo, she wanted to finish her education in a country that wouldn’t deprive her of the opportunity to flourish — in Syria, wages are very low even if you are pursuing an in-demand field of work, like medicine...

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