The Southern U.S. Borders Story, Told By An Immigrant Rights Activist
For decades, the borders have been silent giants. These are communities who experience the contractions and emotions of those entering the country at the border. They are often met by a broken immigration system. The story of transborder communities reveals the relevance of migration policy across the nation.
Migrant Labor in the Age of COVID-19
The current global pandemic has revealed a new class of heroes – including the service industry and farm workers. Without their contributions, the crisis would be far more painful. As this labor force leans into their collective power, we must protect their health and safety. Raised in a transborder community, Sara has witnessed their struggles first hand. Her message is one of compassion, tolerance, and strength.
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Immigration Reform Isn’t Just a Dream for Her
Known as @MissSaraMora on social media globally, Sara has become a sought-after voice in the fight for immigrants’ rights as the co-president of Women’s March Youth Empower, and the founder of Who Is Our 2020, a social platform for promoting youth voter turnout and engagement.
When Trump’s administration ended DACA in 2018, Sara joined with others to form part of a lawsuit against the presidential administration. She is currently in the United States as a DACA Dreamer. Sara works to amplify the voices and work of the immigrant community at the California border. Her online presence is dedicated to the idea that migration is a human right and a humanitarian crisis.
Sara recently was featured in the documentary The 2020 Project in partnership with Levis, Eighteen X18 and Yara Shahidi. She is a delegate of Eighteen X18 which focuses on youth voter registration and serves as a creative platform meant to uplift the voices of existing youth leaders. In March 2020, Sara was named one of the top 10 young latinx leaders changing the world by Pop Sugar and Do Something. Her journey begins at believing that the world can be changed and ends at the conclusion that the sky is the limit. In her own words, “this is only the beginning.”
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Spotlight On: Sara Mora, the DREAMer Standing Up for ImmigrantsBeing undocumented has not stopped Costa Rican influencer and immigration activist Sara Mora from pursuing her dreams and speaking out for others like her.
From Emma Watson to Marley Dias, O Magazine Names 8 Young Visionaries Shaping Our FutureNeed a dash of hope? Look no further than these movers and shakers, who are fired up and ready to go.
Orgullo hispano: dos activistas que luchan por la comunidad inmigranteSara Mora y Adriana Alejandre luchan por los derechos de los inmigrantes y a la desestigmatización de la salud mental de la comunidad latinx.
Sara Mora is Using The Internet to Further the Fight for Immigrant RightsThe 2020 Voices of the Year recipient talks to Seventeen about her use of digital strategy in her activism.
Undocumented Activist Sara Mora Talks DACAIn 2017 Mora was forced to face cruel realities when Donald Trump announced plans to end DACA.
MEET THE 22-YEAR-OLD ORGANIZER POWERING THE MOVEMENT FOR IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTSSara Mora is amplifying stories like her own in the fight for equity.