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Janell Ross

Deported Parents Lose Custody Of Kids In U.S. | Janell Ross | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

On Aug. 10, a traveling judge will take the bench in an Alleghany County, N.C. courtroom and, before the day is over, decide the fate of three childre...

Foster Care, Uncertain Futures Loom For Thousands Of Immigrant Children

| Marjorie Valbrun | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON -- More than 5,000 children of immigrants are languishing in state foster care nation...

Educators Alarmed: Black, Latino Students Perform at Levels of 30 Years Ago

| Teresa Wiltz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON —- Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and whi...

Ray Sanchez

Wave Of Deportations Leaves Thousands Of Children In Foster Care | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices

An unprecedented increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants has left an estimated 5,100 children languishing in U.S. foster homes -- a tro...

The 9/11 Story I Choose to Tell: We All Belong to Each Other

Rinku Sen | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

September 11 has become a national day of reflection and resolution. One version of the event's aftermath is that the country came together. After the initial shock of 9/11, however, other stories emerged.

Why I Don't Use the I-Word -- In Any Form

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The repetition of the i-word in conjunction with images of brown-skinned people popularizes the notion that individuals are to blame for our systemic challenges. Language matters in immigration.

Torn Apart by Deportation, Families Struggle to Stay Together

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

Families are being torn apart by deportation at the treacherous intersection of immigration enforcement and the criminal justice system.