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    Yosimar Reyes:

    “As someone who came to this country from Mexico as a child, I qualify for DACA. Right after the announcement, I received a call from my grandmother. “Congratulations Mijo! This is going to help you so much.”

    My grandmother carried me into this country at age of 3 in 1991. You can say I am American, I just don’t have the papers to prove it. My grandmother and I have been living in this country the same amount of years and yet somehow through the deliberate activism of young immigrant activists, I was granted the right to work lawfully and advance in my career. My grandmother wasn’t as lucky.”

    Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity and citizenship in a changing America.

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    • Teddy Cruz defines American - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 280 views
      Architect, artist, researcher and professor Teddy Cruz (https://www.ted.com/talks/teddy_cruz_how_architectural_innovations_migrate_across_borders?language=en) defines American.

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    • Favianna Rodriguez defines American - Duration: 9 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 415 views
      Visual artist Favianna Rodriguez (https://twitter.com/favianna) defines American.

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    • Hari Kondabolu defines American - Duration: 86 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 531 views
      Comedian and writer Hari Kondabolu (https://twitter.com/harikondabolu) defines American.

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    • Taylor Parker defines American - Duration: 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 99 views
      Taylor Parker defines American.

      Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity and citi...
    • Jocelyn Porter defines American - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 130 views
      Jocelyn Porter, a student at Western Kentucky University defines American.

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    • Eva Marie Morse defines American - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 124 views
      Eva Marie Morse, a student at the University of Louisville, defines American.

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    • Alejandro Hernandez defines American - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 199 views
      Alejandro Hernandez is an undocumented student at Eastern Kentucky University.

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    • WKU President Jay Todd Richey defines American - Duration: 3 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 257 views
      Jay Todd Richey is the current Student Body President and Student Regent on the Board of Regents at Western Kentucky University, and shares his thoughts and opinions with Define American.

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    • Osvaldo Garcia Tovar defines American - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 231 views
      Osvaldo Garcia Tovar came to the United States when he was 4, and is undocumented. He is now a Computer Science and Engineering student at the University of Louisville, and has big dreams for himse...
    • Gustavo Alcantara defines American - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 85 views
      Eastern Kentucky University Criminal Justice student Gustavo Alcantara was brought to the country when he was 9 years old, and shares his immigration story with Define American.

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    • Brian Buford defines American - Duration: 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 47 views
      Brian Buford is Assistant Provost for Diversity and Director of the LGBT Center at the University of Louisville.

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    • Jesus Iñiguez defines American - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 105 views
      Jesus Iñiguez is an artist and videographer. See more of his work at http://dreamersadrift.com

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