Students share immigration stories

first_imgLa Fuerza, the Saint Mary’s club that represents Latina culture, hosted Immigration Monologues Thursday as a part of Action Week. Club president Cristina Posadas began the lecture by addressing six myths commonly associated with immigrants.She said the myths are that immigrants do not want to learn English, do not pay taxes, increase crime rates, take jobs away from Americans, drain the economy and are a burden on the health care system.Posadas said she hopes by promoting the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, people will become more aware of the potential of undocumented immigrants.“This would provide a pass to legal status so they can go to college, get careers and contribute to society,” Posadas said.A group of students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross and Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) helped make up the panel that addressed the issues of immigrations they personally faced.Panel member Felix Marquez, an IUSB student, shared his own story of how he was forced to leave El Salvador after he was recruited by the military at age 16.“[The military] said they were going to make me into a man and I’d go represent my country,” Marquez said.Marquez said his mother had other ideas and sent him to the United States where he would not be forced into a war she did not support. Upon his arrival in the United States in 1990, Marquez said he has learned English and was the first of his family members to attain a high school degree.Notre Dame freshman Luis Huerta was born a citizen of the United States to illegal immigrant parents. As result, Huerta’s family was forced to move multiple times and suffer in poverty.At age 5, Huerta said he remembers his teacher saying he would amount to nothing because of his parents’ social standing in life. He said that moment would inspire him to denying his cultural heritage for many years.“It wasn’t until high school that I was finally able to be proud of my heritage,” Huerta said.Huerta is currently pursuing a degree from Notre Dame alongside his mother, who is hoping to earn a degree in management.“I just want people to know that anything is possible here in the United States, it just takes time,” Huerta said.last_img read more

Seattle Seahawks players show off uber-cool dance moves celebrating win vs Vikings

first_imgLast Updated: 3rd December, 2019 16:45 IST Seattle Seahawks Players Show Off Uber-cool Dance Moves Celebrating Win Vs Vikings Watch how Seattle Seahawks’ David Moore, Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown combined for a synchronised boy band dance during last night’s win against Vikings. Seattle Seahawks registered a comfortable win against the visiting Minnesota Vikings 37-30 in the National Football League (NFL) on Monday night at the CenturyLink Field Arena. Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny combined for three touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks made it 10-2 in the NFC West league. However, if you thought that was impressive enough, wait till you see the Seattle Seahawks’ players perform their ‘new edition’ dance celebration which won over netizens across the globe. Also Read | NFL’s Goal Of 100 Million Volunteer Minutes Already Reached Also Read | Rob Gronkowski: Three-time Super Bowl Champion To Make NFL Return Or WWE Debut?Seattle Seahawks show-off ‘new edition’ dance moves Also Read | Brock Lesnar NFL: Did WWE And UFC Champion Play In The NFL For Minnesota Vikings?Seattle Seahawks’ Russ Wilson impresses in the win against Minnesota Vikings Also Read | NFL: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Planning To Buy An NFL Team, Says ReportThe Seattle Seahawks sit comfortably at the top of NFC West Also Read | New Pass Interference Reviews Have Led To A Lot Of ConfusionRussell Wilson, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns during Seattle Seahawks’ win on Monday night, set up teammate David Moore with a sublime pass that resulted in a 75-yard touchdown. However, after Moore’s touchdown reception put the Seattle Seahawks ahead by nine points, he lined up with Seattle Seahawks’ receivers Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown for a synchronised boy band dance. The dance included some hip movements, arm-waving topped with some salsa-esque jive moves. The score put the Seahawks ahead, 27-17 Their dance number was, reportedly, a tribute to the musical group – New Edition – who performed a similar dance in a video to their song If It Isn’t Love. WIDE OPEN.@DangeRussWilson to David Moore for a 60-yard @Seahawks touchdown! @DmoeSwagg23 #Seahawks📺: #MINvsSEA on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/1EyFLelCig pic.twitter.com/DpB539LcIE— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2019 WE RECOMMEND Written By The @Seahawks sit atop the NFC West at 10-2 🙌 #Seahawks(via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/YOxQkKiHlS— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2019 WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW UScenter_img First Published: 3rd December, 2019 16:45 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV 9 months ago Brock Lesnar NFL: Did WWE and UFC champion play in the NFL for Minnesota Vikings? Touchdown David Moore! 🕺Dance Time #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/K7XLeV9a1N— SeahawksUnited (@SeahawksUnited_) December 3, 2019 9 months ago NFL: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos planning to buy an NFL team, says report 9 months ago NFL’s goal of 100 million volunteer minutes already reached Daniel Arambur 10 months ago New pass interference reviews have led to a lot of confusion 9 months ago Rob Gronkowski: Three-time Super Bowl champion to make NFL return or WWE debut?last_img read more