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...
Welcoming Refugees Through Music

Welcoming Refugees Through Music

By VIOLET SLOAN, age 10     A music school in New Haven, Connecticut, has been serving refugees in a unique way. Neighborhood Music School (NMS) created the “Welcome to the Neighborhood Fund.” The fund was built after a generous individual donated money...

Immigrant Families Face Devastating Raids

By EMILY BOYER, age 12 Protests spread across the nation in response to ICE’s raids on undocumented immigrants in January, 2016. PHOTO: Joe Brusky/Flickr More than 121 undocumented immigrants, mainly women and children, were arrested in raids coordinated by the Obama...

What is a Refugee?

Introduction by NANCY RYERSON, IndyKids Volunteer Illustrations by KIT MILLS Refugees are people who have had to leave their homes because of war or other violence, environmental disasters or a bad economy that leaves them unable to get jobs or make enough money....

Syria: Peaceful Protests Turned into Civil War

By JEAN-JACQUES CHARLES Three Syrian children listen to their teacher at a refugee camp in the neighboring country, Lebanon. The civil war in Syria has left up to three million people in need of food assistance, according to the United Nations and the Syrian...