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Why are Indigenous Guatemalans Dying at the Border?

Claudia Gómez Gónzalez, Jakelin Caal Maquin, and Felipe Gómez Alonzo. All were indigenous Guatemalans who died at the Southern border this past year. It is no coincidence that the only three migrants who died along the border during 2018’s migration crisis shared this background.

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Define American To Launch National Campaign To Fight For Scholarship Equality

Next DHS Secretary Must Oppose Family Separation

The following is a statement from Rev. Ryan Eller, Executive Director of Define American, regarding Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation.

Trump's Latest Manufactured Border Crisis

Let’s actually look at the root causes of migration from Central America. And let’s not forget that margaritas, avocados, and keeping families together are as American as apple pie.

“Yes, And… Laughter Lab” to Spark More Comedy That Drives Change

Selection Committee Includes Abbi Jacobson, Sabrina Jalees, Jeffrey P. Jones, Aasif Mandvi, Franchesca Ramsey and Roy Wood Jr.

Define American Named to Fast Company’s List of World’s Most Innovative Companies

WASHINGTON, DC, February 20 – Today, Define American was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. The list ranked Define …

In The Fight To Free 21 Savage, Let's Talk Detention & Criminal Justice

Washington DC – Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage (She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) was detained in Atlanta on Sunday, February 3.  According to his attorney: “The Department of Homeland Security has known his address and his history since his filing for the U Visa in 2017, yet they took no action against him …

Define American helps guide storyline on CW's Roswell, NM

A look at how we're helping TV writers and filmmakers create humanizing and accurate characters and storylines.

How Covington High became a pawn for partisans

Will we embrace the side of America that has strived towards religious and racial pluralism, or will we continue to erase the voices of Native people and assume that when racism happens our only option is to take sides and make sure our side wins?

#FactsMatter: Presidents Border Wall Speech

#FactsMatter: A border wall is unwanted by border residents, unnecessary, expensive, ineffective, and a symbol of hatred and fear of our neighbors.

Why are Indigenous Guatemalans Dying at the Border?

Claudia Gómez Gónzalez, Jakelin Caal Maquin, and Felipe Gómez Alonzo. All were indigenous Guatemalans who died at the Southern border this past year. It is no coincidence that the only three migrants who died along the border during 2018’s migration crisis shared this background.

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.