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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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Don’t Turn Away: Carlos Deserved Better

Eight suggestions for digging deep and telling the full story of the recent deaths of five Guatemalan children in DHS custody.

Reporters: Stop Quoting Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups as Regular Sources

Sources matter: Don't quote anti-immigrant hate groups without providing the full context.

Welcome to the Friday Definer: Links that Define American

A Define American weekend reading list. Please share!

#ThanksFam: Family-Based Immigration Defines American

Today the government will propose drastically changing our immigration system, to make it much harder for families to stay together and prosper in the United States.

The New York Times Agrees That #WordsMatter

Four tips for being more humane and accurate when writing about immigration.

Hey New York Times, #WordsMatter

Loaded terms like wave, influx, surge, crisis, etc., are used to describe the movement of people, direct echoes of anti-immigrant interest group language that ignores the reality of migratory trends.

Define American to Announce National Undocumented Artist Fellowships

We are fighting to ensure that the thriving arts scene in the U.S. is fully imbued with energy from all over the world.

The Government Should Focus On Reuniting Families, Not Spying on Immigration Activists

The government did get one thing right though: widespread support across the nation for immigrant families IS scary to those who support white nationalism.

Thomas Friedman and the New York Times Get Asylum, Tall Walls Wrong

Thomas Friedman's latest New York Times op-ed takes a small and un-American view of immigration, asylum, and what defines American.

Freeing 21 Savage: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Immigration is a human rights issue that affects ALL people, including the roughly 620,000 Black undocumented immigrants currently living in limbo here in the U.S. They have been left out of the conversation and the fight for immigrant justice for far too long.

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 …