The American River Current

Art student detained by ICE

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

September 30, 2019

American River College art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda’s portrait “Inner Puzzle” has sat in a narrow closet in the back of the James Kaneko Gallery since early spring. Intended to hang in a student art show in February, the glass-framed, mixed-media collage was too heavy to hang and needed...

Undocumented and Unafraid

D.A.C.A. is a type of temporary executive level administrative relief against deportation.

According to a paper published by the Pew Research Center in 2014, the United States has a long history going back several decades of deferring deportation for certain protected groups. There have been 39 executive grants of temporary immigration relief since 1956.  (File Photo)

Solange Echeverria

May 3, 2017

American River College student Anna came here from the Pacific Islands with her mother when she was 6 years old. Anna, who asked not to use her real name for fear of being deported, says she  had no concept of immigration laws or legal status. She was just a little girl who, along with her brothers, w...

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