Category Archives: International

Undocumented and Unafraid

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Hello all you lovely followers of mine! I know it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted but I have something that I’m really eager to share with everyone! My freshman year of college (Fall 2013) I had to write a paper placing myself in the shoes of someone I couldn’t relate to. The assignment was called the Diversity Role and seeing how I never miss an opportunity to spread word about the DREAM Act, I wrote as though I was an undocumented immigrant. My professor was hesitant about my topic because it was “controversial” and a “political hot topic,” but I assured him I wasn’t going to offend anyone and that I knew what I was talking about. After I presented the paper to my class, everyone was so interested in it that I was able to answer a ton of questions and tell everyone about my experience volunteering with the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance. Here’s the paper that sparked a great discussion:

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Deferred Action Intake-Day pt. 2

So far I have completed six deferred action applications, which I think will beat my record of  ten because  there are four hours left before the intake is over. Today is going a bit slow, but I think it will pick up around two or three o’clock. I’m excited! These DREAMers are taking the next step towards the rest of their lives. I wonder how many applications will be completed today? So far we have complete 370 applications over the last two intake-days, however, there are only three of us filling out the applications today. Nevertheless, we’re getting things done and it feels great! If you qualify for deferred action please do not wait to apply.  Go to the next intake-day near you or hire a lawyer. Visit www.iuya.org if you live in Indiana for more information.

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Deferred Action Intake-Day

Today I’m volunteering with the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA) again. We will be helping people apply for deferred action. Last time we were able to complete 70 applications. It feels great to know I’m making a difference in these young people’s lives.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

If you are an undocumented student currently residing in Indiana, you may be eligible for a $500 scholarship. Visit iuya.org for more information.

Cuban Immigration

The actual PowerPoint is much cooler! It was decorated with cool animations and transitions. Just click the link below to see it =D

Cuban Immigration

Benefits of Immigration

Many people have the idea that immigration is a bad thing, whether it’s illegal or not, but the truth is, immigration is generally good. People probably believe that it is bad because they don’t quite understand what comes out of it. Here are a few facts concerning  immigration:

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President Obama Signs Executive Order for DREAMers

It’s TIME to make this DREAM a reality!

Mark your calenders because history has been made! How does it feel to be a part of such a great advancement?

Yesterday marked the first day of Deferred Action, which prevents DREAMers from being deported. President Obama signed it after a series of hunger strikes & protests began in his campaign offices. This is what happens when DREAMers stick together; They can achieve anything.

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My Pageant Speech- Education, Not Deportation

Every year, thousands of immigrants graduate high school with the hopes of furthering their education. Every year, thousands of immigrants are unable to go to college because they are undocumented. Each of those immigrants has a dream.

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Why You Should Study Abroad

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The traditional classroom setting can’t even begin to compare to the experience of studying abroad. It just isn’t the same. It doesn’t matter how much time you put into learning a language. What matters is what you get out of it and this is where immersion comes to play.

It is said that it takes 10,000 hours to master something so with that being said, by studying a language for an hour every day for five years you would have obtained 1,825 hours of knowledge. It would take you almost 28 years to master something that you can learn within a month of immersion.

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10 Most Beautiful Cities that I’ve Never Seen

There are so many beautiful cities that I’ve never had the opportunity to visit. I can only admire them through photos, which is exactly what I’m going to do in this post. Here is a list of the most beautiful cities that I’ve never seen (in no particular order):
1) Tokyo, Japan
    

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The neon lights and unique, winding highways easily make Tokyo number 1 on my list. It’s so high-tech and super cool!

2) Hawaii, US

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I know it doesn’t count as a city, but the whole island is beautiful. Its glistening oceans, scenic forests, and picturesque volcanoes create a relaxing atmosphere about the whole island. I would love to surf the waves in Hawaii!

3) Italy
Italy is easily one of the most beautiful countries that I’ve never seen. I had a tough time choosing between cities, so I chose three.
Rome for its colosseums

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Florence for its art

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And Venice for its canals

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4) Moscow, Russia

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If You’re Having Thoughts of Suicide

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You feel alone. Like you have no where to go, and no one to turn to. You scream, but no one hears you. You run, but no one sees you. You feel completely and utterly alone. You just want it to be over, and it will be. You just have to hold on just a little while longer.

If you’re having thoughts of suicide you really should talk to someone about it. If you feel that you don’t have anyone that you can talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). They have counselors waiting for your call. They will listen to you. Just don’t give up.

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