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Human Rights class introduces students to current problems and solutions

By Polina Runova Staff Writer The Expeditions course Human Rights is about “helping students become aware about the different human rights that we have,” instructor Angel Barragan said. He also said the course is “talking about the way that [human rights] are not being done or that they are being violated in some way.” The course addresses many past and

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DACA affects our community

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson Staff Writer Donald Trump announced on Sept. 5 that he will not be renewing DACA and instead will let it expire; that decision created an ongoing legal battle that affects hundreds of thousands of immigrants across the United States, including many in San Jose. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; those who qualify for DACA

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Immigrant DACA recipient speaks on current issues regarding immigration

By Giovanni Ochoa Staff Writer Angel Barragan is a Spanish teacher at Summit Public School: Rainier in San Jose. He moved to the United States from Mexico when he was 10 years old. He has been protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as DACA, for the past couple of years, and it being removed has affected him

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President Trump’s travel ban affects Bay Area high school students

By Jon Garvin Staff Writer Xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric were themes in Donald Trump’s campaign, and they continue to be topics of discussion as his administration progresses. Early in his term, President Trump and his administration put in place a temporary travel ban. According to the White House, President Trump released a ban on Jan. 27 to block citizens from

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