Could Paulette Jordan Be America's First Native American Governor?

A glance at Paulette Jordan’s career might tip you to the fact she’s a bit of an anomaly. Yes, she’s a gunslinging, horse-riding single mother. But the 38-year-old Idahoan is also running to become America’s first Native American governor, ever. For this episode of Undercurrent we traveled to Idaho to follow Jordan as…

'I Had to Go Back Into the Shadows': A DACA Recipient on Life After Trump Tried to End the Program

Today was supposed to be Donald Trump’s deadline for the end of DACA—but a federal judge’s decision in January put a stop to that. Yet while the Trump administration tries to appeal the case, DACA recipients like 30-year-old Ilsy Bu are fighting for a concrete policy that will allow them to stay in the country.

All the Recipes That Immigrants From Trump's Banned Countries Cooked Up to Celebrate the Holidays

America, as they say, is a melting pot. And nowhere is that more evident than in the kitchens of immigrants who have come to the United States and brought with them ancestral dishes to add to our national palate. But for families affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban, cooking traditional recipes—especially…

Celebrating American Holidays When You're From a Country Trump Banned: Iraq Edition

For families with roots in countries singled out by President Trump’s travel ban, this holiday season is a particularly complicated time to explore what being American truly means. In the fifth video of our “Banned Recipes” series, an Iraqi American shows us how to make kleicha, a sweet and simple dessert that’s the…

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