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Students work to expand understanding of immigration

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

Immi­gra­tion is a topic of national sig­nif­i­cance. It’s also piqued the interest of a group of CSSH stu­dents in Northeastern’s Uni­ver­sity Scholars Pro­gram, a melting pot of 11 cul­tur­ally and aca­d­e­m­i­cally diverse humanitarians.

Immi­gra­tion is a topic of national sig­nif­i­cance. It’s also piqued the interest of a group of CSSH stu­dents in Northeastern’s Uni­ver­sity Scholars Pro­gram, a melting pot of 11 cul­tur­ally and aca­d­e­m­i­cally diverse humanitarians.

In lieu of a vaca­tion, they will be spending spring break in San Juan, Texas, vol­un­teering at a com­mu­nity union called LUPE. Founded by labor rights activist César Chávez in 1989, LUPE works to orga­nize fam­i­lies living in rural sub­di­vi­sions along the Texas-​​Mexico border, helping them fight depor­ta­tions and effect pos­i­tive social change in their poverty-​​stricken community.

We wanted to vol­un­teer with an orga­ni­za­tion that gives a voice to the voice­less,” said team leader Ken­neth Bar­ragan, SSH’18. “Since this is a com­mu­nity with a heavy pop­u­la­tion of immi­grants and low-​​income fam­i­lies, we feel that it will give us a first-​​hand look at the hard­ships facing people living on the border.”

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