immigration

Conflict & Justice

Without lawyers, 90% of children crossing into the US alone seeking safety could be sent back

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Molly Castillo-Keefe helps migrant children in Chicago seek shelter and asylum. About half of them, she says, have experienced violence in their home countries. And if current numbers are any indication, nearly all of those seeking asylum from violence will be sent home if they don't find a lawyer to represent them.

Arts, Culture & Media

Citizenship? No thanks, I'll pass for now

Along with gaining the right to vote and the responsibility of serving on a jury, some studies show new citizens make clear economic gains as well. But not everyone buys it. Naturalization rates in the US are extremely low. Of the more than 8 million people with a US green card, less than 40 percent will go on to naturalize. That's nearly a third of the naturalization rate in our neighbor to the north, Canada.

Conflict & Justice

Somalis in America

Todd Melby reports on efforts by Somali-Americans to focus more attention on the conflict taking place in Somalia; the East African country is driven by violence, as government troops backed by Ethiopia fight against Islamist insurgents.

Conflict & Justice

Roots of South Africa violence

South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.