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Immigrant Children Face Uncertain Futures, Foster Care

(104) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 1:29 PM

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire.

WASHINGTON -- More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nationwide because their parents were living in the United States illegally and were detained or deported by federal immigration authorities.

These children can spend years...

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Forget Kansas. What's the Matter With Arizona?

(10) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 1:56 PM

As events have unfolded in Arizona, transforming its image from boring border state to ground zero in the increasingly volatile debate over illegal immigration, I was reminded of a simple question posed by a journalist who watched another state transform under a wave of conservative populism: “What’s the Matter with...

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A Helping Hand, Then a Slap in the Face: U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policies Cause More Suffering

(16) Comments | Posted April 5, 2010 | 11:16 AM

Haitian-Americans, myself included, have been especially proud that our adoptive homeland not only took the lead in recovery and relief efforts in Haiti after the massive January earthquake, but also temporarily suspended deportations of undocumented Haitian immigrants and granted them work permits so that they could earn income and help affected...

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