Nov. 1, 2018

Undocumented Student Alliance On Immigration MIC! (Old Westbury)

Undocumented Student Alliance On Immigration MIC! (Old Westbury)

New Immigration MIC Podcast with @OW.USA at SUNY Old Westbury! In this episode, you’ll hear from two young women who are stepping up to share their personal stories during this hostile political climate, while working to grow their organization for immigration advocacy on their college campus. Priscilla’s journey began in Quito, Ecuador where she was flown to Mexico, and made the journey across the Rio Grande to the United States. Growing up in Suffolk County, undocumented, she talks to us about her experiences, and how she works to be defined as much more than her legal status. Giselle, Salvadoran-American is also from Long Island, and through her presentation pays tribute to her father’s efforts and sacrifices. She talks about his ambition to learn the English language, to attend night school, and obtain his GED, and how he supported the family through landscaping at high priced homes, and now works as a real estate agent. Giselle expresses her frustration at the current political moment; her parents are both TPS holders. Both these young women are working their way to law school to become immigration lawyers, and are taking their personal experiences with them to be able to one day be able to help people deal with the injustices they have witnessed. Bonus: Catch my full talk on the connection between hate speech and hate crimes that include the Brother Nature Twitter controversy and Kanye West.

New Immigration MIC Podcast with @OW.USA at SUNY Old Westbury!

In this episode, you’ll hear from two young women who are stepping up to share their personal stories during this hostile political climate, while working to grow their organization for immigration advocacy on their college campus.

Priscilla’s journey began in Quito, Ecuador where she was flown to Mexico, and made the journey across the Rio Grande to the United States. Growing up in Suffolk County, undocumented, she talks to us about her experiences, and how she works to be defined as much more than her legal status.

Giselle, Salvadoran-American is also from Long Island, and through her presentation pays tribute to her father’s efforts and sacrifices. She talks about his ambition to learn the English language, to attend night school, and obtain his GED, and how he supported the family through landscaping at high priced homes, and now works as a real estate agent. Giselle expresses her frustration at the current political moment; her parents are both TPS holders.

Both these young women are working their way to law school to become immigration lawyers, and are taking their personal experiences with them to be able to one day be able to help people deal with the injustices they have witnessed.

Bonus: Catch my full talk on the connection between hate speech and hate crimes that include the Brother Nature Twitter controversy and Kanye West.