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WSU senior Samantha Cruz Mendoza said the biggest bill she worked on was Senate Bill 6561, which created an undocumented student financial aid program.

Daughter of DACA recipients makes plans for law school

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

Samantha Cruz Mendoza comes from a family of undocumented individuals but is a U.S. citizen herself. Whenever her family would go to events, they always worried that police or immigration might be there.  “I...

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 12, 2020

One of Linda Vargas’ first memories was crossing the U.S. border and missing her dog, who she had to leave behind, she said during an event that encouraged people to vote.  The WSU Undocumented Initiatives’...

Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, helped create a bill that will provide financial support to undocumented students through low-interest loans. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in April.

‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I’m undocumented’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 20, 2020

When Ana Karen Betancourt Macias introduces herself, she openly identifies herself as undocumented. “I introduce myself all the time as ‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I'm undocumented.’”...

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.

Undocumented students voice concern over lack of federal aid during pandemic

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter April 20, 2020

When the United States government announced that undocumented immigrants would not be receiving any stimulus checks, it caused worry among community members, including many WSU students. Linda Vargas,...

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