Center Spread: The State of U.S. Immigration

Center Spread: The State of U.S. Immigration

Root Causes of Mass Immigration By Malcolm Peterson, age 10 More than 1 million immigrants arrive in the United States each year, according to the Pew Research Center. There are many reasons people choose or are forced to leave their home countries, including lack of...

New Immigration Policy Could Provide Vital Social Services

By MARISA HIRSCHFIELD, age 11 Young protesters call for an end to raids and deportations at a 2012 rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota. PHOTO: Fibonacci Blue Many undocumented immigrants—people from another country who reside in the United States without the required...

The Story of My Name

By ITZEL CORTES, age 10 Itzel Cortes with her mother, Leticia. PHOTO: Claudia Hirsch Have you ever thought about the story of your name? After reading the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, I decided to ask my mom about the story of my own name. My mom (Leticia...

Private Prisons and Undocumented Immigrants

The detention of illegal immigrants has led to an increase in for-profit private prisons. According to the Huffington Post, there are more than 23,000 undocumented immigrants being held in private prisons in the United States. Also, the Federal Bureau of Prisons now...