Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Migration Edition (At Home) – On The Media – WNYC

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Professor Doug Massey walks us through the myths and misconceptions surrounding immigration in America for Part Two of our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Migration Edition. Source: Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Migration Edition (At Home) – On The Media – WNYC At their respective conventions, the Democrats and Republicans presented wildly different narratives about immigrants and […]

Everything you know about immigration is wrong – The Washington Post

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Everything you know about immigration is wrong By Ezra Klein August 10, 2013 Everything you know about immigration, particularly unauthorized immigration, is wrong. So says Princeton University’s Doug Massey, anyway. Massey is one of the nation’s preeminent immigration scholars. And he thinks we’ve wasted a whole lot of money on immigration policy and are about to […]

Report Sets Off Alarms on Latina Teen Suicide

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The worrying rates of attempted suicide among Latina teens have garnered renewed attention after a survey released last month found that Hispanic girls considered or attempted suicide at dramatically higher rates than white or black non-Hispanic teens. In an article for El Correo de Queens, reporter Karmina López covered a press conference at City Hall […]

2014 Festival | You’re Dead to Me | PBS Online Film Festival | Video | THIRTEEN – New York Public Media

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As she prepares to receive family members on an important anniversary a mother cooks, cleans, and fights with her teen over unresolved differences that left them estranged. The argument reveals some rifts in their relationship and resolves itself in an unexpected and touching climax. Source: 2014 Festival | You’re Dead to Me | PBS Online […]

Latina teen suicide attempts spike – NY Daily News

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An alarmingly high number of Latina teens in New York have tried to commit suicide, and city officials want to know why.”It’s a startling problem,” said Julissa Ferraras, head of the City Council Committee on Women’s Issues, which is holding a hearing on the issue Monday.Nearly 15% of Hispanic teens surveyed in 2009 attempted suicide in […]

Latina Teen Suicide Rates On the Rise

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Image source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d9/f7/68/d9f76841c5640b97f93fd95d62eabb43.jpg An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bi-cultural differences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every seven Latina […]

The Life Is Precious program battles Latina suicides – NY Daily News

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The Life Is Precious program is working to drive down suicides among young Latino women in New York  62 Tweet email Life is Precious founder, Dr. Rosa María Gil, (c., in red) Councilmember Julissa Ferreras (l., with scissors) and staff, parents and students at ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the suicide prevention program’s new Queens facility in […]

Time to Address the Latina Teen Suicide Epidemic | Al Jazeera America

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It’s time to address the Latina teen suicide epidemicLatina teens grapple with universal factors plus ones unique to their families and culturesJuly 11, 2015 2:00AM ETby Erika L. Sánchez @ErikaLSanchezI became suicidal at the age of 13. Though my family noticed that I had become increasingly moody and sensitive, they had no idea that I […]