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.

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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