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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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The architects of family separation

We’re telling these cornerstones of American media: No more calling people "illegal." No more quoting hate groups.

Define American Chapter Leader’s Win Marks Change In Rhodes Scholar Rules

The Rhodes Scholarship Is Now Open To All Students With DACA

#FactsMatter: Let’s Have An Honest Conversation Around Citizenship

Do you believe in an America where anybody has an opportunity at full participation, regardless of the circumstances in which they happened to be born?

Define American Welcomes a Real Conversation about Citizenship

The President cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order – and his intentions for claiming that he can are purely political.

Our Hearts Are With Pittsburgh

We weep for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community. We must continue to speak out against hate and embrace unity in our communities.

Accepting Asylum Seekers Is Legal and an American Tradition

Helpful reminders for media coverage of the refugee caravan

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.