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Dr. Aaron Bobrow-Strain presents about his new non-fiction The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez Understanding the U.S.-Mexico Border on February 20 at Augustana College.

Students inspired by border story

Imani Muhammad February 27, 2020

Dr. Aaron Bobrow-Strain, a professor of politics at Whitman College recently wrote a book about U.S./Mexican border reform and the life story of an immigrant named Aida Hernandez. On Feb. 20, Bobrow-Strain...

New citizens receive their naturalization certificates and shake hands with the court officials at the naturalization ceremony in Augustana College on October 18, 2019.

Over one hundred immigrants granted citizenship at Augustana College

Carly Davis October 24, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, 163 immigrants living in the Quad Cities became U.S. Citizens during a ceremony held in Centennial Hall at Augustana College. The ceremony began with an Opening of Court from Shig Yasunaga,...

Immigration issues expressed through Becoming American event

William Sikich March 12, 2019

With immigration so commonly on the lips of every news source and public figure, the modern American must often consider what he or she knows about the experience of those who choose to relocate to the...

The state of our union is divided

February 6, 2018

On Tuesday, January 30th, President Trump gave his State of the Union Address. The president covered a range of topics from tax reform to health care to the unity of our government and our country. Overall,...

The divided opinions on the DREAM Act: Be in America Legally

Alex McLean September 14, 2017

President Trump has caused a lot of controversy in his short 7 months in office. Rightly so, as a lot needed to change from Obama’s term to the new Republican politician. Currently, as of September,...

The divided opinions on the DREAM Act: Dreamers are Americans

September 14, 2017

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded. DACA was Barack Obama’s 2012 landmark immigration policy allowing undocumented...

An infographic explaining the number of colleges showing support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which includes the support from President Steve. Bahls. Designed by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Campus ensures to protect immigrant students

December 9, 2016

Students and faculty gathered together to form a proposal ensuring the safety of Augustana's undocumented immigrant population, and have pushed for the college to declare itself as a sanctuary campus for...

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