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Immigrant Children

We Need Immigration Reform Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Nine-year-old Jaime Gordillo Villa was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help.

Study Upends Stereotype About Children Of Immigrants

NBC Latino | Nina Terrero | Posted 07.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Children of Latino immigrants begin life with a substantial advantage over the children of U.S.-born Hispanics, faring better across areas such as edu...

Embracing Our Immigrant Children

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

No longer can we let our brightest minds languish and the work of our K-12 educators go the waste. We have the power to write the next chapter in this country's history. Let's give every child that calls our nation home a path to college.

The Chicago Teacher's Strike, Public Education, and Immigrants

Erwin de Leon | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education
Erwin de Leon

The outcome of the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike which centers on teachers' pay, evaluation, and tenure, will have serious implications for the city's students and teachers. It also speaks to the national debate over how our children should be taught and classrooms run.

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

All They Want For Christmas Is Their Parents | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices

Some children didn't write to Santa with their most heartfelt wish this holiday season. Instead, more than 5,000 sent letters to the nation's politica...

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...

Mi Jefe and the Ivory Tower: A Close Reading of Familial Ties

Adrián Aldaba | Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Adrián Aldaba

My all-nighters seem like a breeze in comparison to my father's 10-12 hour arduous work nights. We both struggle to stay awake, but while I'm writing papers, he's slaving away on the highways and on the loading docks.

Reducing Spending Through Immigration Reform

Lucia Zegarra | Posted 10.17.2011 | Latino Voices
Lucia Zegarra

The DREAM Act isn't just the right thing to do to give immigrant children dignity and hope; it gives them a chance to become productive, tax paying American citizens.

'Birth Tourism' Only Accounts For Tiny Percentage Of Immigrant Babies

AP | BOB CHRISTIE and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Texas — When Ruth Garcia's twins are born in two months, they'll have all the rights of U.S. citizens. They and their six brothers and...

SB 1070 Hits Schools: The Disappearing Children of Arizona

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Local public schools anticipate steep drops in enrollment that may be tied to swelling fears about the new anti-immigrant law.

Health Care, Immigrants, and the Character of Our Country

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debate.