Lorenzo Holt

Lorenzo Holt is an Italian-American philosophy graduate who plans to spend his life writing and traveling before retiring to a vineyard in the Italian countryside. For now, he's an intern at the Observer.

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Observatory Podcast No. 4: Living Undocumented

When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize those same opportunities for millions of others.

When the DACA Act was implemented, 24-year-old Victor Erives was able to legally live, work and attend school in the country he calls home. Now a Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize those same opportunities for millions of others. Read More

Border activists gathered in advance of Pope Francis' Papal Mass in Juarez to speak out against the abuse and exploitation of immigrants in the United States.
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Border Activists Gather To Send ‘Immigrant Lives Matter’ Message Before Papal Mass

Fernando Garcia, executive director of BNHR, said that the pope’s visit would serve as a moment of reflection for those fighting for immigration reform. He also told the Observer that many undocumented immigrants in the United States used the event as an opportunity to get close to the border fence to see their relatives, a move that would otherwise be too risky under normal circumstances, but was made possible by the presence of large crowds and media coverage. Read More

Kingwood tea party rally
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Senators Split on Sanctuary Cities at Interim Hearing

At a Senate committee meeting on “sanctuary cities” on Friday, Texas lawmakers strongly disagreed on how, or whether, to pass legislation that would penalize local law enforcement entities for not complying with federal immigration policies. Read More

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