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Biden thanks immigrants for ‘choosing us’ as he struggles with a surge at the border.

Originally Published in The New York Times Glenn Thrush - April 5, 2021 President Biden, navigating the perilous politics resulting from the influx of migrants at the border with Mexico, on Monday released a video thanking newly naturalized citizens for having the “courage” to come to the United States. “You all have one thing in ...

Families are ‘self-separating’ in Mexico after being expelled from the US, Border Patrol says

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - April 6, 2021 (CNN) Migrant families are "self-separating" in Mexico, sending children alone to cross into the United States after first having been expelled, the US Border Patrol's chief patrol agent of the Rio Grande Valley sector told CNN. "What we are seeing, more and more, is the families ...

Federal government considers two more California sites to house unaccompanied migrant children

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Cindy Carcamo and Andrea Castillo - April 3, 2021 The Long Beach Convention Center is one of the facilities in California being considered to temporarily house the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southern border. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Federal authorities are considering the ...

In California, a million English learners are at risk of intractable education loss

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Paloma Esquivel - April 4, 2021 Aida Vega and her 13-year-old daughter, whose progress in learning English was disrupted by the pandemic. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) Aida Vega’s 13-year-old daughter, who has attended Los Angeles schools since kindergarten and is in eighth grade, still struggles to read ...

Life as a refugee in San Diego was challenging enough. Then the pandemic hit

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Kate Morrissey - April 4, 2021 Sadiya, 7, and her cousins Nuriya, 7, and Safiya, 5, take and pose for photographs after class in November 2020. (Aryana Noroozi / For the San Diego Union-Tribune) Famo Musa remembers the beginning of the pandemic as chaos. It wasn’t just adapting to ...

Op-Ed: How African Americans and Chinese immigrants forged a community in the Delta generations ago

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Larissa Lam - April 4, 2021 K.C. Lou in Pace, Miss., in the early 1940s. (Courtesy of the Chiu family) Six years ago, I took a fateful trip to Mississippi with my husband, Baldwin Chiu, and his family in search of his grandfather’s gravesite. As a Chinese ...

Op-Ed: The border can’t be our only concern. The U.S. needs an immigrant integration policy

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Francisco Lara-García - April 5, 2021 Somali students learn English in a newcomer class in Minnesota. (Tim Post / Minnesota Public Radio) The thousands of migrants trying to enter the United States at the southern border have sparked a fresh wave of political debate over who ...

What to Know About What’s Happening to Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

Originally Published in Time Jasmine Aguilera - April 2, 2021 Young unaccompanied migrant children, ages 3-9 sit inside a play pen in the Department of Homeland Security holding facility on March 30, 2021 in Donna, Texas. Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills - Pool/Getty Images Heavy politicization of the U.S.-Mexico border has followed as thousands of unaccompanied migrant ...

Former Obama Official On The Surge At The Border: ‘This Is A Refugee Crisis’

Originally Published in NPR Rachel Martin - April 5, 2021 Migrants walk near a gate along the U.S. border with Mexico after being spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and taken into custody while trying to cross on March 21 in Abram-Perezville, Texas. Julio Cortez/AP The number of migrants crossing into the ...
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