Immigration

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Young Latinas and U.S. immigration policies   Karla Gutierrez and Paola Gonzalez, an 18 and 17-year-old from Animo Inglewood Charter High School, perform an original poem that gives a voice to the struggles immigrants have and continue to face in America.   People’s stories humanize statistical figures. In this blog, I present a dialogue between […]

Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

‘Mestizo’ and ‘mulatto’: Mixed-race identities among U.S. Hispanics | Pew Research Center

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Chart source: www.pewresearch.org When asked if they identify as “mestizo,” “mulatto” or some other mixed-race combination, one-third of U.S. Hispanics say they do. Source: ‘Mestizo’ and ‘mulatto’: Mixed-race identities among U.S. Hispanics | Pew Research Center

This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School – we are mitú

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This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School (07/19/16) – we are mitú Image source: wearemitu.com from the video This is Gaspar Marcos. He’s 18 years old, grew up in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and was orphaned at age 5. At age 12, he came […]

The Obama Record on Deportations: Deporter in Chief or Not? | migrationpolicy.org

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Image source: nypost.com President Obama faced criticism over his administration’s handling of immigration enforcement from both the left and the right, labeled “deporter in chief” even as he was also accused of lax enforcement. A closer examination of his administration’s record paints a more nuanced picture. This article explores how immigration enforcement practices shifted to […]

Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency whose social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors provide extensive services to residents of Nassau County, Long Island. Source: Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

My Immigration Story | The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words.

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I am 16 years old. My mother and I are both from Guatemala. My mother was forced to have sexual intercourse when she was 14. She got kicked out and struggled trying to find a place to sleep. My father heard about it and didn’t care. His sister gave her a place to sleep but […]

Immigrant Mothers–Living With a Heart Divided – New America Media

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New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America’s communications industry. Source: Immigrant Mothers–Living With a […]