The Oberlin Review

Off the Cuff: Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore, Activists

Off the Cuff: Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore, Activists

February 24, 2017

Sophie Smith and Alicia Dinsmore both work in Arizona with La Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths, providing humanitarian aid for undocumented immigrants. Smith is a writer, community organizer, and desert aid volunteer. She joined the Abuse Documentation Team in 2015 and coauthored the report series The Disappeared. Dinsmore is from Phoenix, AZ, and has worked providing aid in the Sonoran Desert. She received her bachelor’s in anthropology and global health from Arizona State Univer...

News Brief: College Adopts New Policy on Undocumented Applicants

News Brief: College Adopts New Policy on Undocumented Applicants

February 28, 2014

Months after journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke on the experience of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., the College announced Wednesday that it would now consider undocumented students as domestic candidates for admission. This means that the new policy, unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees earlier this month, considers undocumented applicants U.S. citizens rather than international applicants. The policy reads: “Oberlin College considers undocumented students as domesti...

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