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 …
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.
The Mexican American studies program in Tuscon, Arizona’s schools taught kindergarten through high school students about Latino culture and history. The program has been declared illegal.
As leaders in Congress work to pass immigration reforms into law including more fences and armed guards at the U.S.-Mexico border, a 2nd-grader speaks out on behalf of his mother, a Mexican immigrant who has been ordered to go back to Mexico.