child migrants

School’s Out for Summer: But for Many Migrant Kids, the Hard Work Is Just Beginning

By Grace Stevens, age 12

You have to be at least 16 to get a job in the United States… right? It turns out that in the past five years, there has been a 70% increase in the number of children illegally employed by companies, according to the Department of Labor, and at least 10 states have introduced or passed laws rolling back child labor protections in the past two years.

Center Spread: The State of U.S. Immigration

There are many reasons people choose or are forced to leave their home countries, including lack of resources, food insecurity, frequent natural disasters caused by climate change, or violence like war and gang violence. They come to the United States with hopes to start a new life with better jobs, opportunities and more safety.

Family Separation Along the U.S.-Mexico Border May Have Ended, But What Now?

By Lukas Azcurrain, age 12   On June 20th, Donald Trump signed an executive order stating that migrant children who are trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border will no longer be separated from their parents, and can only be detained for 20 days. This executive order only solved a fraction of the problem. Parents who …

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The Child Migrant Crisis

Since October 2013, more than 63,000 unaccompanied children have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, double the number from the same period last year. Many of them have come from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to reunite with family in the United States or escape violence in their countries.