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ICE raids sweep immigrant communities

This map illustrates the locations of recent ICE raids nationwide.

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

August 30, 2019

Immigrant communities have faced losses from ICE raids throughout the nation starting from July 14. President Trump’s administration has exacerbated fears and brought a resurgence in the raids. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is an agency within the Department of Homeland Security that...

The international student journey

Four Harker students share their stories of living and learning abroad. “You get to experience different cultures and learn more about the world through doing things rather than learning about other places at school. Even though it’s a difficult transition process, in the end, I think [living internationally] really helped me as a person,” Caden Lin (9) said.

by Gloria Zhang, Jessie Wang, and Erica Cai

February 23, 2019

International Student Nemo “Li Zhi” Yang (12) found himself in a predicament with the most bothersome adulthood chore: tax return. After filing his documents, Nemo did not notice their disqualification due to misfilled information. And a series of unfortunate events preceded. First, his financial institution...

California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Governor Gavin Newsom holds a press conference to announce the lawsuit. Newsom claimed President Donald Trump's actions as unconstitutional and not based on legitimate grounds.

by Arushi Saxena and Kathy Fang

February 15, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an upcoming lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.–Mexico border in a press conference. Newsom denounced Trump’s actions as unconstitutional...

Pope Francis offers words on migration

As migrants try to enter the U.S., Pope Francis is in Central America. Historically, in support of helping migrants, the Pope suggested that our fear of immigration is driven by irrational thought.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

Pope Francis is currently in Central America amidst the longest government shutdown in American history. Though Francis is making the trip to attend the World Youth Day, the trip occurs as a new caravan of migrants heads towards the border and tensions over the border wall crisis increase in the United...

Perspectives: Does the Honduran migrant caravan pose a threat to the US?

Perspectives: Does the Honduran migrant caravan pose a threat to the US?

by Srinath Somasundaram and Eric Fang

December 9, 2018

Caravan may cause immigration issues Contrary to the political rhetoric of many prominent right-wing politicians, the caravan does not pose an immediate threat to the U.S. However, the precedent the caravan sets for large numbers of migrants attempting to enter the United States can potentially pose ...

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

The Jaap, Ou, and Melissa Bongers are moving to Botswana after this school year. They went through a lengthy immigration process.

by Gloria Zhang and Arely Sun

December 7, 2018

Upper school art teacher Jaap Bongers and his wife, Orebotse “Ou” Bongers, fumbles with a gray stuffed bunny, as they tried—unsuccessfully—to make their baby Melissa smile. They came a long way, finally reunited as family, after a lengthy process with immigration. Various waves of immigration...

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