Category Archives: Children

Defending the DREAMers

Paola came to the United States from Mexico as a two-year-old. She’s 23 now. Jose was a child when his parents brought him here. Now he’s 30. Danna came when she was eight. Now she’s a 24-year-old college senior. Kenia … Continue reading

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63 million people and a crisis of solidarity

A new UN refugee agency report shows 65.3 million people forcibly displaced from their homes around the world. Of that number, 21.3 million are refugees and 3.2 million are aseeking asylum. Another 40.8 million internally displaced persons live inside their … Continue reading

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Women at risk

Femicide. Killing women. That’s what is happening in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. In Women on the Run, the UN refugee agency reports: “El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras rank first, third, and seventh, respectively, for … Continue reading

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God help the refugees. God help us all.

Kenya announced last week that it will close all of its refugee camps, forcing more than 600,000 refugees to return to the violence they fled in their home countries of Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and other nearby countries. That’s terrible, but … Continue reading

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Let’s jail the children and call it child care

Texas, leading the nation as always, granted a child care license to a jail on April 29. It’s a special, private jail, an immigration detention center in Karnes City run by the private, for-profit GEO Group. The Texas license comes … Continue reading

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Three-year-olds, immigration law, and the presidential candidates

David Wilson and Jane Guskin explain what’s wrong with the mainstream immigration debate, including the Sanders/Clinton pseudo-discussion in their March 9 debate: “The media and the politicians treat the migration either as a natural disaster (‘flooding over the border’) or … Continue reading

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As France clears “the jungle,” refugees flee to even worse camps

French authorities cleared a Calais refugee camp called “the jungle” this week — and the refugees displaced from the squalid camp scattered to set up even less secure camps nearby. But what did the French government expect? The refugees in … Continue reading

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