School Libraries Need More Asian-American Books

This is a submission from our Leaders 4SC Middle School Camp. Diversity in America Asian-Americans account for 5.6 percent of the US population according to the 2017 Census Bureau population estimate. That’s about 18.2 million Asian-Americans living in the U.S. The white, non-Hispanic or Latino population makes up 61% of the American population. Asian-Americans are […]

Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Supported During The Pandemic

Overview Congress passed a coronavirus response bill to help with the emergency relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, undocumented immigrants are left out of the bill. Although some may not want to send aid to undocumented immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to support them because they are overrepresented as essential workers and […]

ICE Should Not Have The Authority To Separate Families

What Has Been Happening As of 2019, there have been numerous ICE raids targeting illegal immigrants. The immigrants took up poorly paid jobs and hoped for a better future for their family. Undocumented families hide constantly from immigration authorities in fear of deportation. Recently, there was an ICE Raid on the Mississippi food processing plants which […]

ICE Raids Are Not A Good Strategy

What Are ICE Raids? ICE stands for Immigrant and Customs Enforcement. Recently, ICE has targeted over 2,000 illegal immigrants who have come to the United States. President Donald Trump was well aware of the raids, which were called Operation Border Resolve, days before its execution. The motive of these ICE raids is to send immigrants […]

It’s Time To Melt The ICE Raids

“Everybody is scared. Yesterday my business was too slow. Today my business is too slow too because everybody is looking for ICE.” These are the words of Reverend Juan Carlos Ruiz from the Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York. Recently in cities with a high foreign-born population, the US Immigration and […]

Surviving Our Imagination: People Think About the World in the Wrong Way

Introduction Climate change is rising, hunger is growing, and the world is in chaos. Wait, let’s back up. There are facts to say that this sentence is wrong.The world is taking steps to solve these problems, slowly but surely.  We have a multitude of people saying the first sentence. Most of these people are either […]

Why We Should Let Refugees into Our Country

Introduction  Although some people believe refugees should not enter other countries, they deserve to be somewhere safe Refugees should be allowed to enter and live in any country because they are running for their lives and need a place to stay far away from the danger of their country. Also, refugees are good for the […]

An Empty Promise: Why the Wall is an Impractical Immigration Policy

Funding for President Trump’s border wall may have slipped through the cracks after the government shutdown, but the border wall still remains a contentious issue among politicians. Thus, it will be just as important in the future for Democrats to double-down against Trump’s border wall – an ineffective policy measure riddled with impracticalities. The Current […]

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Time to Ice Out ICE

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a federal agency under the Department of Homeland Security, accredited with enforcing the immigration policies of the United States. Given the recent exacerbation of President Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy, the morality behind detainment methodologies — or the lack thereof — have become a growing concern. […]

Security for Both Sides: The Benefits of Sanctuary Cities in the USA

Introduction As America struggles to cope with the influx of immigrants over her borders, devastation ensues. Such was the case in Newman, California when a suspected illegal immigrant evaded police to return to Mexico, in the process fatally shooting a Newman police officer, Ronil Singh. In the wake of the tragedy, adversaries of sanctuary laws […]