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The Nota Bene

Statement from the Nota Bene Editorial Board

This issue of the Nota Bene marks our last of the semester. With that in mind, the Editorial Board would like take a moment to issue a brief statement relating to the contents of this week’s issue. In particular, one article, a major autobiographical feature by Staff Writer...

The Road Home – Prerna Lal

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 San...

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

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 comes to...

Ankle Bracelets and Private Contractors in Immigration Enforcement by Prerna Lal

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, Ramos...

US Implements New Immigration Policy by Prerna Lal

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 immigration...