Undocumented Mother Loses Child in Custody Battle with Missouri Couple {NBC Latino}

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Undocumented Mother Loses Child in Custody Battle with Missouri Couple A Missouri judge recently granted parental rights to a couple who wants to adopt a little boy — despite the objections of the boy’s undocumented mother. The Guatemalan mother had been jailed following an immigration raid, but judges ruled she had abandoned her child. The […]

To SCOTUS & President Obama: My Uninsurable Child Thanks You {HuffPost}

To SCOTUS & President Obama: My Uninsurable Child Thanks You No issue has ever drawn me into a two-hour debate on Facebook; last week’s Supreme Court announcement upholding the Affordable Care Act did it. Voices of parents raising children born prematurely, or with disabilities, have not been the loudest in this debate. I want us […]

Word Power (Part 4)

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  Welcome back to our series on words and their meaning as it relates to race, ethnicity, culture, and the like. In case you missed them, you can go back to read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.   Undocumented Workers and Migrant Workers There are a lot of terms floating around as it […]

A Puerto Rican in Paris: Expat Nightmares

A Puerto Rican in Paris: Expat Nightmares Here in the United States, we are constantly criticizing our immigration system, the inhumane politics of a wall to keep people out and the lack of a coherent policy. These criticisms are all valid, but we sometimes forget to ask ourselves how our immigration problems in the United […]