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Traveling restrictions and federal regulations: International Students Program reaches out to students in uncertain times
(Photo by Illustration by Emily Mello)

Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit international students the hardest

Emily Mello, Photo Editor May 14, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, international students are also dealing with challenges during this time in quarantine, including the new travel restrictions that prevent them from visiting their families...

Pop culture TV shows such as South Park, The Simpsons and Family Guy use their platform to criticize the negative impact and response of immigration laws in the United States. (Photo courtesy of South Park Studios)

Pop media takes on immigration

Bram Martinez October 30, 2019

On Sept. 25, Comedy Central aired its first episode of the 23rd season of “South Park,” titled Mexican Joker. In this episode, Randy Marsh defends his ‘tegridy’ (the name of his farm) while Kyle...

Thomas Greene, President of American River College (left), congratulates Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio (STEM) counselor (right), at his retirement ceremony on Nov. 30, 2018 in the Community Rooms at American River College. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Admired college counselor retires after 30 years at ARC

Christian Sutton December 10, 2018

Manuel Ruedas, Puente Project coordinator and Trio Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program counselor, will retire at the end of December after a 30-year career at American River College....

T-shirts that read “Vota”, “Rise up as One” and “Resist” hang in the Puente counseling office in the Hub to raise awareness for immigrants rights and presence on campus at American River College on Nov. 26, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

ARC responds to proposed revocation of birthright citizenship

Christian Sutton November 26, 2018

On Oct. 30, President Donald Trump’s administration said they planned to prepare an executive order that would revoke the birthright citizenship for children of immigrants in the United States. The...

Staff writer Cecilia Castillo Juarez holds a 1988-era photo of her parents in their home of Mexico. (photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mexican immigrants deserve the American Dream

Cecilia Castillo Juarez May 8, 2018

Recently, at the request from United States President Donald Trump, California Governor Jerry Brown agreed to send the National Guard to the California Border to protect Americans from gang activity and...

On March 5 approximately  700,000 DACA recipients  will face the gradual loss of work permits and deportation protection.  (File Photo)

National politics threaten to dehumanize DACA students

Alexus Hurtado February 27, 2018

After an almost four-day government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans voted on Jan. 22 to resume operations until Feb. 8 in hopes of keeping the approximately 700,000 “Dreamers” in the states. Democrats...

Anti-DACA protesters gather in downtown Sacramento on Sept. 6, 2017 to voice their support for “Dreamers.” (Photo courtesy of Grace Loescher)

ARC’s DACA students prepare for an uncertain future

John Ennis September 11, 2017

Sept. 5's announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has left many of American River College's undocumented students wondering what lies...

Protester Evan Sandlin shouts at Donald Trump supporters as they file into the presidential hopefuls rally in Sacramento.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

The expected clash between protesters and supporters took place at Trump’s Sacramento rally

Jordan Schauberger June 2, 2016

As has become the norm at Donald Trump rallies, protesters made their presence felt outside of the rally in Sacramento. Signs of “deport Trump” and “Trump is racist, sexist and bigoted” were...

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump points to members of the audience during his rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Trump lays out key points during his speech in Sacramento

Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen June 2, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen With the blazing sun in the eyes of the crowd, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stepped off his plane Wednesday to give a speech to a...

A Donald Trump supporter holds up a sign reading Latinos 4 Trump in line to hear the presidential hopeful speak.
(Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Supporters line up in the heat to hear Tump speak

Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen June 2, 2016

By Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen Thousands of Donald Trump supporters waited in the heat to hear the presumptive Republican presidential nominee speak at his rally in Sacramento on Wednesday. The...

Faculty members and students from American River College attend a panel organized by UNITE on April 6 to hear the stories from Magdalena Loredo, Claudia Amaro and Jill Anderson (via Skype) about their experience as DREAMers in the US and Mexico. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar).

UNITE seminar features stories of DREAMers

Claire Bathory April 15, 2016

The children of unauthorized immigrants in the United States often face innumerable struggles, either embroiled in a legal battle for their rights or facing the daunting challenges that come with relocating...

Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many Americans, the reality of war never hit home. (Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

Sacramento a gathering spot for refugees seeking new opportunity

Matthew Peirson November 3, 2015

Sacramento has become a large gathering spot for people fleeing from war during the last 20 years. Nearly 30,000 refugees have resettled in Sacramento County from 1995 through 2014, according to the...

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