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Immigrant Children

Applying our Pro-Life Convictions to the Border Crisis

Daniel Darling | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Daniel Darling

As someone who has devoted much of my life to defending the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family, I'm concerned about the rhetoric often employed when talking about these children who have recently crossed our borders.

The Children at the Border Are... Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

These are children. Children who have been traveling alone, or with shady people they don't know. They are coming to find their families -- or they are fleeing violence and poverty we can't even imagine.

I'm Sad: People Often Choose to Show Their Worst Side, Not Their Best

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While I love our country, I'm sad my children and grandchildren won't have the same opportunities their ancestors had to succeed in America.

How a Bush-Era Law Led to Central American Immigration

John A. Tures | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Sarah Palin contends that President Obama isn't following the law. But perhaps we should read what the law actually is. And it turns out that not only is he following the law, but Republicans were among the ones who put together the bill that's leading to the crisis.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Regarding Culture Thieves

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Diversity is no mere slogan, but a challenging reality. Respect that is not reciprocated is subservience. As I would not have your beliefs imposed on me, so I must not impose mine on you. This is part of the social contract.

Pope Francis: Immigrant Children Must Be 'Welcomed And Protected'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis confronted the "racist and xenophobic attitudes" that often face undocumented immigrants by addressing the thousands of unaccompanied chi...

Obama Administration Rallies Governors' Support On Immigrant Kids

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama admin...

Obama 'Has Tools In His Toolbox' To Fix Flood Of Immigrant Kids, Lawmakers Say

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama admin...

Religious Leaders: Congress Should Support Immigrant Children

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Religious leaders urged President Obama and Congress to provide funding for legal assistance to unaccompanied migrant children who are in U.S. c...

Obama Backs Off Plans To Send Children At The Border Home Faster

AP | By ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster f...

Obama Must Abandon 'Tougher than Bush' Approach on Immigration

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Reshma Shamasunder

The president should uphold the principle that all people are created equal by taking bold action to protect immigrant and refugee families.

Protesters Force Buses Carrying Migrant Children To Reroute

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag...

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.