In the mid-20th century, National Brotherhood Week was a huge public relations campaign in the US aimed at promoting tolerance and brotherhood as American virtues. Most people don't remember it anymore.
French artist JR announced this new installation in Tecate, California, the day the Trump administration announced the end of the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story to the South Asian American Digital Archive's First Days Project.
Life is full steam ahead for this Syrian family, recently resettled in California. But post-Paris, they've noticed stares from strangers and worry that their relatives, hoping to come to the US too, may not be allowed in anytime soon.
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