The 6-Year-Old Heard on Border Facility Audiotape Is Still Separated From Her Mother, Who Must Parent From 1,000 Miles Away

by Ginger Thompson The last time Cindy Madrid Henriquez, a Salvadoran immigrant, spoke to her 6-year-old daughter Jimena on the telephone, the little girl, who is in an Arizona shelter, began by complaining about having to wash her hair with bar soap instead of shampoo. Her scalp was dry and itchy. She had dandruff. Then … Read moreThe 6-Year-Old Heard on Border Facility Audiotape Is Still Separated From Her Mother, Who Must Parent From 1,000 Miles Away

Here’s What It’s Like to Work at a Shelter for Immigrant Kids

by Kavitha Surana and Robert Faturechi BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The employees were in the ninth hour of another 12-hour shift Saturday afternoon at a converted Walmart now housing immigrant boys when a teenage resident took off. Staff members at the Casa Padre shelter had been trying for weeks to connect the 15-year-old with family. It … Read moreHere’s What It’s Like to Work at a Shelter for Immigrant Kids

Opinion: To stop climate change, we need to open borders

This might seem unrealistic at a time of rising anti-immigrant sentiment. But either we do it now, finding orderly ways to integrate climate refugees and allowing ourselves to be spurred to action by the suffering we’re forced to confront, or down the road, we’re going to face a refugee crisis more severe, violent and destabilising than anything we can imagine

Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II. What is new this time around is that many of the displaced are being driven from their homes by the destructive effects of climate change. And this is just the beginning. As sea levels rise, swallowing island nations and swamping large parts of Bangladesh, and…

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This Database Tells You How Your Ancestors Came To The US

As the immigration debate rages on in the country, after President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order, something of a quagmire has come up. Should a nation made up of immigrants really start banning people from migrating to it? The fact that most of the population of the country is made up of people whose…

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Six richest nations ‘host just 9 percent of refugees’

Refugees on boat

“Poorer countries are shouldering the duty of protecting refugees when it should be a shared responsibility, but many richer countries are doing next to nothing.” An unprecedented 65 million people from around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence, the report said.

Refugees will repay EU spending twice over in 5 years | World Economic Forum

“Refugees have a lot to contribute as workers, entrepreneurs, innovators, taxpayers, consumers and investors,” the report notes. “Refugees have already suffered enough. It is in everyone’s interest to make the most of their talents and energy.” Source: Refugees will repay EU spending twice over in 5 years | World Economic Forum