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Activists, Professors and NYU Organizations Host ‘Know Your Rights’ Immigration Workshop

Activists, Professors and NYU Organizations Host ‘Know Your Rights’ Immigration Workshop

By Kyle Borowski, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2018


Filed under News, University News

A panel of activists, advocates and lawyers spoke yesterday at the Cantor Film Center about issues surrounding undocumented immigration status and immigration enforcement in the United States.  The “Know Your Rights: Immigration & Police Enforcement on Campus” workshop was presented by the N...

Amanda Lawson

Amanda Lawson

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Very few students can say the organization they created has freed 65 people from one of the toughest detainment facilities in New York City. Amanda Lawson has done just that, and so much more for criminal justice reform both inside and outside of the NYU community.

NYU Must Stand Behind Its DREAMers

NYU Must Stand Behind Its DREAMers

By WSN Editorial Board

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Students were criticized for throwing the Anti-Hate Rally on Tuesday by university administrators and faculty. It seems, however, the latter were the ones that overreacted. The rally was concise and peaceful and nothing beyond the scope of the racist message, that incited the manifestation.

Kimmel Demonstrators Protest Trump’s Move to End DACA

Kimmel Demonstrators Protest Trump’s Move to End DACA

By Sayer Devlin and Mack DeGeurin

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Protestors filled Kimmel to show support for DACA recipients and undocumented students in the wake of the Trump administration's decision to end DACA.

Trump SNL gets more protesters than laughs

Trump SNL gets more protesters than laughs

By Jordan Reynolds, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Donald Trump was an awkward, misogynistic and racist host on "Saturday Night Live."

Latinos in New York

Latinos in New York

April 2, 2014


Filed under Special Editions

Grants aid communities in need   State legislators kill DREAM Act in close vote   New York State public schools suffer from segregation...

State legislators kill DREAM Act in close vote

State legislators kill DREAM Act in close vote

April 2, 2014


Filed under News

Undocumented students continue to fight for financial aid for their education. The New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was voted down 29 to 30 last month, which has outraged experts and students in the NYU community. The bill, which would have provided state-...

DREAM team seeks higher education for all

DREAM team seeks higher education for all

February 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Millions of people who have come to the United States seeking safety and opportunity for themselves and their families are unable to obtain legal residential status because of our country’s broken immigration system. This undocumented community contributes to American society every day through it...

NYU Dream Team discusses education for undocumented youth

NYU Dream Team discusses education for undocumented youth

February 19, 2013


Filed under News

Last night, the Dream Team at NYU hosted a panel discussion on education for undocumented youth in America. Moderated by professor of Latino Studies Luisa Heredia, the panel featured three undocumented students. President of the Dream Team and CAS junior Taylor Digby said the purpose of the event ...

Immigration reform talks give NYU students hope

Immigration reform talks give NYU students hope

By Nicole Brown

February 19, 2013


Filed under News

  Part of the bipartisan plan for immigration reform that President Barack Obama addressed in his State of the Union address could greatly impact college students. If passed, foreign-born graduates who have received degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics could more...