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The myth of the 'acceptable immigrant' is tearing families apart.

By accepting status in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, immigrant children had to sell out their parents.

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Media Note on Migrant Caravan: These Are Human Beings

Define American strongly encourages all news organizations to understand the facts and avoid use of overly politicized, sensational, xenophobic language.

Define American Releases Groundbreaking New Research

Define American partners with The Norman Lear Center to Examine Immigrant Portrayals on Popular TV Shows

UTA Signs Define American And Jose Antonio Vargas

United Talent Agency (UTA) has signed Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker, as well as his nonprofit media organization Define American, the leading immigration-centric organization in Hollywood.

How Likely Is It That 2nd Chance Asylum Applications Will Be Granted?

Breaking news from late last night: the government is entering into a settlement with a federal judge that would eventually allow families separated at the U.S. Mexico Border to re-apply for asylum. While this is a welcome step forward and a victory for organizations advocating for families, some big questions remain.

What You Can Do NOW to Reunite Immigrant Families

As the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy continues to keep families apart with no real plan to reunite every child taken from their parents at the border and continuing to jail families seeking asylum, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Here are seven actions you can take right now:

School Named After Jose Antonio Vargas

As America Turns Its Back On Its Proud Tradition Of Being A Nation Of Immigrants, A School is Named After an Undocumented American.

What You Can Do NOW to Stop Family Separation

As the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy continues to separate children from their parents at the border, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Here are four actions you can take right now.

What Every Journalist Needs to Know About Children Being Separated at the Border

As the media continues to cover the policy of separating parents from their children at the border, here is a helpful guide. For more information, and to access the largest set of potential immigration-related stories online please contact [email protected]  

"Prieto" by Yosimar Reyes Gets A Workshop Run

Define American presents a one-man show written by and starring Yosimar Reyes, which will be performed at Los Angeles’ Company of Angels.

Define American Announces Screening Of Film About Syrian Refugees

The Define American Film Festival (DAFF) has confirmed that it will screen the Sundance award-winning film This Is Home, featuring the lives of four Syrian families resettled in Baltimore.

Define American Consults on Grey’s Anatomy Storyline About an Undocumented Surgeon

In “Beautiful Dreamer,” Grey’s Anatomy Dives into the National Conversation on Immigration.

Define American's Statement on Poor People's Campaign on #MLK50

Following the death of Dr. King, Rev. Abernathy led a march filled with clergy, Latinx, Native American, and Black leaders to showcase the intersectionality of our collective. Today, we pledge our commitment to march again and finally work to fulfill this vision.”

New York Times Bestselling Author and Former Wrestling Champion AJ Mendez to Speak on Panel at Define American Film Festival (DAFF)

The Define American Film Festival (DAFF) has confirmed that New York Times bestselling author and former wrestling champion AJ Mendez will attend the festival in Chicago this year as a panelist.

Adding Question About Citizenship Is Contrary To Census Mission

Washington D.C. – The Commerce Secretary announced on Monday, March 26th, the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship status in his 2020 Census submission to Congress. Our Executive Director, Ryan Eller, issued the following statement: “The Census should be an opportunity for all Americans, documented and undocumented, to stand up …

Define American Brings Undocumented Art Show to Film Festival

Art Exhibit to Put Undocumented Life Outside of Political Tragedy on Display