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Sheila Vélez Martínez: Making a case for humanity

Sheila Vélez Martínez: Making a case for humanity

By Salina Pressimone & Thomas Yang

March 27, 2018

When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September 2017, Professor Sheila Vélez Martínez was already taking steps to ensure that law students like Sofia Mendoza continue their legal education. Mendoza, who was enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico, found a temporary home at Pitt in ...

Immigration officials make arrest on Craig Street

Immigration and Customs Enforcement made an arrest on Craig Street Thursday. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

By John Hamilton, Janine Faust and Salina Pressimone

January 11, 2018

Immigration officers arrested a person on Craig Street Thursday afternoon as part of a targeted raid in the Oakland area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday night. ICE officials said the Pittsburgh sub-office conducted an operation that lead to the arrest of one person at the Un...

Author advocates for immigrants

Author Julissa Arce shares her story about the American Dream Thursday as part of Pitt’s International Week. (Photo by Hari Iyer | Staff Photographer)

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...

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