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On The Illusion of Security

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by Aly Wane

As I write this, it will have been a little over a year since I came out to my beloved community of Syracuse as an undocumented immigrant. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Something shifted in me after that “coming out event.”  Paradoxically, I have been less afraid in the past year than I had been in a very long time. Before I made the decision to “come out,” I agonized about waiting until the right time to do it, hoping that there would be a perfectly “safe” moment to do so. There wasn’t. In the end: I had to take a leap of faith.

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Israel's African Refugee Dilemma

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by Emma Giloth and Alexandra Mandel

Editors’ note: This piece was originally published in September 2012 in Interaction’s Monthly Developments magazine.

The beaming smile on Sunday Dieng’s face disguises a lifetime of struggle living as a refugee. Yet the scars covering his arms reveal a darker past. When he came to Israel five years ago, Sunday thought he could put these hardships behind him, but he has only faced a new series of crises as he fights for his right to be recognized as a refugee.

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Migrating Capital, Migrating People

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by David Van Arsdale

I’ve had the privilege of taking Onondaga Community College students to Mexico annually over the last five years on a study abroad program focused on history and social and economic development. Given the disproportionate news coverage here in the US of Mexico’s “drug war,” students are consistently shocked by the high levels of safety, civility and cultural richness they experience in Mexican municipalities.

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An Interview with Arely Orozco

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by Ursula Rozum

Editors’ note: According to a February 2013 study by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the majority of undocumented immigrants deported have no criminal records. Arely Orozco is an undocumented member of the Syracuse community currently facing deportation. She shares her story with us here.

Ursula Rozum: Why did you decide to come to the United States?

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"Coming Out" as Queer and Undocumented

A New Strategy for the Immigrant and LGBTQ Rights Movements

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Jorge Gutierrez

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At Home at Last: Undocumented and Unafraid

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Aly Wane

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Three Days in the Life of a Migrant Laborer: Part II

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by David Van Arsdale

Three Days in the Life of a Migrant Laborer: Part II

David Van Arsdale

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Young Undocumented Immigrants Come Out, Unafraid edited

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by Aly Wane

Young Undocumented Immigrants Come Out, Unafraid

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Three Days in the Life of a Migrant Laborer:

Day 1

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by David Van Arsdale

Editor’s Note: Labor has been under assault from all sides. Sadly, this has created a false dichotomy between the rights of migrant workers (be they documented or otherwise) and those of US workers. In this investigative piece, David Van Arsdale reveals an economy increasingly dependant on flexible labor, which seems to threaten the security of work for us all. In sharing this experience, we hope to spark a fruitful debate on the potential of solidarity of workers across national boundaries.

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