personal essay

Portrait of woman in graduation cap and gown with man whose are is around her shoulder

A medical student lives out the dreams of her undocumented father — even if he is deported


Belsy Garcia Manrique, a 27-year-old medical student in Chicago, came to the US from Guatemala as a child and is protected under DACA. But her 51-year-old father Felix Garcia is scheduled for deportation after 23 years in the US.

Solid-looking building with US flag in front, fences, and many people waiting outside

With papers, my brother-in-law could be worth more than a dollar a day to the world

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Supporters of Myanmar's pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi gather outside National League for Democracy headquarters (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar, November 9, 2015.

‘We voted and we feel good.’ Joy in Myanmar at democracy, at last.

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