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Doing essential work raises fears for immigrant families

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Laura Quiceno, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

With the coronavirus being a threat for many of us it is hard to think about having to stop going to work. But the government has put up a state law that only essential labor can continue in the United States. As of now, my family has been lucky enough to continue having income to pay our bills. My husband...

Resettling in Greensboro: Glimpses into the lives of refugees

Legacy Crossing apartments 2019

Mohamed Togol, Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

Author’s note: This project, a photo essay completed for the Fall 2019 Guilfordian Practicum course, is aimed at raising awareness about the living conditions of refugees who resettle in the Greensboro area. The photos and text included depict some of the areas that are known to refugees an...

Workshop uplifts undocumented student experiences

Senior Olivia Winder participates in an interactive timeline activity that explores legislation affecting the immigrant community. This activity was part of the UndocuAlly training that took place on Monday, Oct. 1 in King Hall. // Photo By: Fernando Jiménez/The Guilfordian

Fernando Jiménez, Photo Editor

October 5, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, there are approximately 11.6 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States today. These individuals are present in our communities, our jobs and even on Guilford’s campus. Immigrant Student Coordinator Liz Torres Melendez led one of the first UndocuAlly...

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...

Soy un Líder empowers future college students

Soy un Líder 2017

Abigail AbantoHollans, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

The 11th annual Soy un Líder conference was held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Guilford College. The event helped the international community, specifically high school students and their parents, learn about the college application process. The Soy un Líder conference was started...

Greensboro school welcomes 320 students new to the U.S.

Newcomers School welcomes new students

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

It’s a routine that began at the start of the academic year in August. Abu Zaeem, the principal of Doris Henderson Newcomers School, stands at the entrance of the school everyday to greet around 300 students who arrive by bus. “When they first start in August, you always want to create that culture...

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...

Forced out by violence, African immigrants cross to Europe

Aubrey King, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

The journey of any refugee starts in a broken homeland. Across North Africa and the Middle East, a variety of issues have pushed more and more people to migrate towards Europe. “The increase (in immigrants) has been unbelievable,” Ben Suleiman, head of an immigrant processing brigade in Libya,...