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Our Media Reference Guide empowers creators to do better


With new and added topics like family separation, climate change refugees and detention and mass incarceration, along with case studies from current television programs, this updated Media Reference Guide is more relevant than ever.

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Victorina Morales


She made the president’s bed while working at a Trump golf resort. Now, Trump is trying to silence her – and millions of other undocumented Americans who could speak out against injustices.

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Celebrities Give Life to Immigrants' Stories


Define American offered accounts from our story platform and Define American research provided real-life account of immigrants for celebrities to read In their support of recording artist 21 Savage

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It’s time for a new conversation about immigrants and identity in America. Why do people come to this country? What does it mean to be undocumented? What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

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Tell media outlets their words matter, and terms like ”illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" are unacceptable.

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Learn about Define American film projects “Documented” and “White People.”

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It is striking how far the goal posts have moved on the public discourse on #immigration. This is an op-ed in the arguing for limiting LEGAL immigration. Let that sink in....

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