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The Road Home – Prerna Lal

Follow The Story of an Undocumented Resident of the United States   “Dad, why are we going to America? I don’t want to go. This is my home.” “You don’t get to have a say in the matter. Go pack your bags.” I was merely 14 when my father decided to pack up and move me to the...

D.C. Mayor Plays Both Sides On Immigration – Prerna Lal

Follow On Wednesday, Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order that would prohibit D.C. police and public safety officials from inquiring as to an individual’s immigration status during arrests and other operations. “We’re not going to be instruments of federal law when it...

Ankle Bracelets and Private Contractors in Immigration Enforcement by Prerna Lal

Follow Washington D.C. resident Matias Ramos (25) was on his way back from Minnesota last year when he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officials and asked to produce his immigration documents. A UCLA graduate and a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies,...

US Implements New Immigration Policy by Prerna Lal

Follow The Department of Homeland Security announced recently that it would change the way it handles deportation cases by allowing undocumented immigrants deemed “low-priority” to stay in the United States on work permits. After Congressional failure to pass comprehensive...