Define American Launches #FactsMatter Campaign
Virtual Resource Room for Journalists Intended to Facilitate More Accurate Reporting on Immigration
Why aren't they "terrorists"?
If a person is violent, with the intention of scaring a group of people based on idealogical grounds, are they not a terrorist? Why are we reluctant to call these men terrorists, even when that is the very crime they are accused of?
Define American to Present First-Ever Comedy Night Hosted by Cristela Alonzo
All-Immigrant Comedian Lineup Includes Tamer Kattan, Maeve Higgins, Negin Farsad and an Unannounced Guest.
Sophie Cruz, age 6, asks the presidential candidates to answer her top-voted question at the next debate
The American public voted her question to #1 in the civil rights category on the Open Debate Coalition website; yesterday’s debate featured no questions about immigration.
Sophie Has Taken Us On Her Journey
Sophie Cruz made headlines when she delivered her message to Pope Francis. Now, Sophie is back putting pressure on the most powerful people in the world.
NBC's "Superstore" reveals that one character is undocumented
NBC broke some serious ground on the premiere of season 2 of NBC sitcom, “Superstore.” Mateo, a gay character from the Philippines, discovers that he is an undocumented immigrant. The episode "Olympics," had 10.9 million viewers, and depicted a series of storylines that were related to the Olympic games.
Inside the "Iceboxes"
Graphic images of men, women, and children in cramped and unsanitary rooms known as “hieleras,” or iceboxes, were released as part of evidence in the case of Doe v. Johnson. U.S. Customs and Border Protection rules dictate that detainees should be held for no more than 12 hours, but evidence suggests that individuals were in detention for an average of 49.9 hours
These Incredible Maps Illustrate our Immigrant Heritage
What language did your ancestors speak at home? If you’re a fourth generation resident of Kansas, there’s a pretty good chance that they spoke German. If you’re a fairly recent resident, maybe they speak Spanish? The following maps were uploaded to /r/MapPorn, reddit’s map enthusiast community. They bring to life the complexities of …
Jessica Diaz-Hurtado wins "USA Our Way" Contest
Jessica Diaz-Hurtado, a Washington, D.C., based multimedia artist and journalist has won the inaugural “USA Our Way” contest, sponsored by ArtChangeUs and Define American. Her prize winning video, “Mi América,” showcases a reflective spoken word piece, overlaid with footage from North, Central and South America. Diaz-Hurtado writes, …
A CNN anchor said “illegal immigrant” on air. Here’s why that matters.
Sign the petition, and ask that CNN drop “illegal immigrant” from its editorial guidelines After the Supreme Court’s 4-4 split decision on expanded DACA and DAPA, CNN’s Don Lemon explained the significance of the verdict on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon. He said, “This case was about the parents of so-called …
Statements from Define American re: United States vs. Texas
From Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define American: “Among the things America, its history and its people has really taught me: You don’t give up. You move forward. You fight on. By definition, immigrants are resilient, resourceful, courageous people. We will not give up. I will not give up.” From Rev. Ryan Eller, VP of …
Confronting Trump on a Megabus
This article is by Jin Park, the leader of our college chapter at Harvard University. I moved to the States with my parents when I was 7, and I have been living in NYC ever since. In 2012, I received DACA, which has done much more than allowing me to work …