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Miki Kawamura has danced a number of high-profile roles for OKC Ballet. | Photo Jana Carson / provided

The OKC arts community owes immigration for two of its key figures

The OKC arts community owes immigration for two of its key figures

“I had my cello, I had my suitcase, and I literally had $20,” Tomasz Zieba said. “That’s all I had.”

DACA recipients Alejandro Raigoza Munoz left and Judith Huerta right comfort Brisa Ledezma as she speaks during a demonstration to defend DACA at Santa Fe South High School last week. (Garett Fisbeck)

The fight for permanent legal status will take Dreamers and their allies to Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation

The fight for permanent legal status will take Dreamers and their allies to Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation. Efforts are already underway.

Demonstrators during a #NoBanNoWall rally at the University of Central Oklahoma, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local groups react to recent executive orders

Groups continue to promote diversity, unity and progress in the face of the recent political and community climate.

Carlos Rubio, born in Mexico and raised in Tulsa, began his studies at the University of Oklahoma last month. | Photo Laura Eastes

High-achieving undocumented immigrant students work hard with hopes of future citizenship

“I knew I could attend a university and be successful,” Rubio said. “The possibility is out there.”

Senator Brian Crain speaks to attendees at the launch of Reason for Reform Campaign at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  (Emmy Verdin)

Local leaders call for immigration law changes

Immigrants trying to become U.S. citizens face unknown hurdles that take years and thousands of dollars to cross.

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