What will happen to the DREAMERS after DACA?

*This article was published in October 2017 on the EPA Today newspaper website.* Speaking the words “undocumented immigrant” is enough to spark a heated debate. Undocumented immigrants are called “illegal immigrants” by many because they entered the United States without legal documents or overstayed after their visas expired. What many have been arguing about for … Continue reading What will happen to the DREAMERS after DACA?

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President Trump rescinds DACA – What does this mean?

*This article was published on the EPA Today website.* On Tuesday September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally announced that the Obama policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is officially rescinded. The program protects some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by their parents. For those who qualified, … Continue reading President Trump rescinds DACA – What does this mean?

Council creates housing task force

*This article was published on page 5 in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of EPA Today.* Just when it looked as if East Palo Alto residents finally might have received some good news with the appointment of a task force that could help aid the city’s housing crisis, some residents are now asking what happened. After … Continue reading Council creates housing task force

Immigration advice given in city council study session

*This was published on page 4 of the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of EPA Today.* Following the reports of hundreds of undocumented immigrants being detained and deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) across the country, the East Palo Alto council hosted a study session on immigration for the public on February 15, 2017. … Continue reading Immigration advice given in city council study session

New bill could change the way East Palo Alto residents vote

*This was published on page 6 of the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of EPA Today.* In this age of online shopping and instant results, we really don't have to leave our houses to get many things done anymore. Following this trend of convenience, East Palo Alto residents might no longer have to go very far to … Continue reading New bill could change the way East Palo Alto residents vote

East Palo Alto students gain coding experience and more

*This was published on page 4 of the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of EPA Today.* Just because you were born and raised in East Palo Alto does not mean that you are automatically set up for failure. In fact, some think that the struggles are what makes those who live in East Palo Alto possess even … Continue reading East Palo Alto students gain coding experience and more