By Emilia Otte NEW YORK—Terry Du Prat stood in a courtroom and witnessed a woman pleading with a federal judge not to send her 27-year-old son back to Honduras, for fear that […]
Oral History Makes Its Mark on Brooklyn (and Hopefully Trump)
Students and professors at Brooklyn College are collecting oral histories from immigrants to New York, most often people in their lives. The project is built upon the idea that listening to the stories of those affected by closed borders and deportation can significantly alter the current political and social climates.
Mexican Community Addresses Domestic Violence, Celebrates Migrant Women
A mural in Brooklyn shows a woman with deep-set eyes standing poised between coffee groves and New York City’s tall buildings. Featuring domestic violence survivor Leticia Reyes Garcia, the mural is part of a larger effort to address domestic violence affecting Mexican immigrant women in New York.
New conversations about mental health in an Ethiopian church
A group, comprised of members of the Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church of New York, gathered in November to discuss a seldom-talked about issue in the Ethiopian American community—mental health.
Central Americans Fleeing Violence Seek Refuge in Mexico
The number of asylum-seekers from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has risen more than five-fold between 2012 and 2015. An increasing share of them have made Mexico, not the United States, their final destination.
Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants
Child migrants reunified with their parents over the past two years are fraught with the relief at finally being reunited, the normal challenges of adolescence, and navigating the new relationship, all amid looming legal and other pressures.
Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S.
NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan courtroom, children and their guardians listen to a young woman who stands in front of them talking in Spanish. The speaker, Marielos […]
Child Migrants Face Challenges but Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field
NEW YORK — On artificial turf at the foot of Yankee Stadium, some 40 teenage boys kick soccer balls on a Saturday afternoon, laughing and yelling to each other in Spanish. On […]
With German government overwhelmed by asylum-seekers, volunteers provide support
Volunteers are stepping up to provide aid, language classes, childcare and more at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, where the government has established a temporary shelter for asylum seekers.