Immigration

“It’s Like Someone Has Taken a Part of My Heart That Was There for a Long, Long Time.” A 12-Year-Old Reflects on the Experience of Immigration Officers Separating His Family.

By Victor, age 12 Every week, my family would go to the movies. We watched Sharknado 1, 2 and 3. We used to get popcorn, nacho cheese chips and Coke slushies. It was exciting, something I looked forward to. But two years ago, everything changed. One day, after my dad picked me and my little …

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Indykids Podcast: The Growing Movement of Japanese Americans Protesting Immigration Detention in the U.S.

During WWII, the United States government incarcerated about 120,000 innocent Japanese, Japanese American and Japanese Latin American people during World War II because Japan was seen as its enemy at the time. Now, former Japanese American and Japanese Latin American detainees and their decedents are part of a growing movement to protest immigration detention in …

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Indykids Podcast: “If I were you, I would not want to be me”- An 11-year-old shares with his peers the impact ICE had on separating his family

Victor in many ways is just like any other 11-year-old boy, he loves playing video games and going outside, but there’s one big difference— For the past two years he has been separated from his father, after he was arrested by immigration officials at their home one day after school. Victor shares his story with …

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Survivors of WWII Japanese Internment Camps Stage Peaceful Protest to End Immigration Detention

By Amin Adem, age 13 A group of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World World II (WWII) staged a peaceful protest at a family immigration detention center in South Texas, because they don’t want the history of injustice to repeat itself. During WWII, the United States imprisoned thousands of innocent Japanese-American families in concentration camps because …

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A Crime or Saving Lives? Increased Crackdown on Humanitarian Aid Workers at the U.S.-Mexico Border

By Audren Hedges Duroy, age 12 From family separation and increased deportations to federal government shutdowns over border wall funding, national and local policies surrounding migration have been constantly shifting since 2017, when President Trump took office. As immigration checkpoints between the United States and Mexico tighten, migrants—many of whom are fleeing poverty and violence …

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