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Fernandes joins Presidents’ Alliance

Jane Fernandes and Hector Rivera Suarez  with members of the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration and students in Washington, D.C. //Photo Courtesy of Jane Fernandes

Roman Raies, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

On Dec. 12, 2017, Guilford College President Jane Fernandes joined over two dozen other college presidents from around the country to create the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration. The Alliance was created to advocate for policies which protect immigrant, undocumented and...

Hector Suarez fights for his right to dream

Student Senate President Hector Rivera Suarez poses for a photo in front of Founders Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2017.//Photo by Julia Martins de Sa/The Guilfordian

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

January 26, 2018

Feb. 14, 1997. Guilford College’s Student Community Senate President Hector Rivera Suarez was born to loving parents in Veracruz, Mexico late at night on Valentine’s Day. Suarez lived with his parents and older sister in Veracruz for eight years. Veracruz is on the Gulf of Mexico, and every summer...

DACA recipients should not be blamed

DACA recipients should not be blamed

Julia Martins de Sa, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

On the morning of Sept. 18, the Trump administration announced that they would be repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. In the moments after the announcement was made, the hearts of millions of Americans and immigrants fell. This was a decision rooted in racism and fear, a decision that...

Community unites in Defense of DACA

Chrisitina Gallegos, first-year student at Elon university, marched through downtown Greensboro wrapped in the United States flag to stand in solidarity with DACA receipients.// Photo by Fernando Jimenez/The Guilfordian

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

September 8, 2017

About 300 members and allies of the Latinx community marched through the streets of downtown Greensboro on Monday, Sept. 4 to stand in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also known as DACA. The peaceful demonstration consisted of parents, children, college students and ...

Future of immigration policy uncertain

Hannah Shoemaker, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

Following his late August meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivered a speech to a crowd of supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, Aug. 31. The main focus? His plan to detain and deport undocumented immigrants and drastically reform the immigration...