An undocumented immigrant from Mexico was pushed into being a drug smuggler as a teen. She turned DEA informant within a few years, expecting legal status as her reward. She is still waiting, decades later.
Nearly 9 million people call Mexico City home, and some 21 million people live in the metro area. It can take hours to get around, especially during rush hour. One solution that’s catching on though: Riding a bicycle.
There’s a crisis on the farms of America: Young people don’t want to work there. Agriculture experts are well aware of this. One strategy is to reach out to low-income, minority students, often immigrants in urban areas, grooming them to someday run the farm.
Fifty years ago, kids caught speaking French in Maine schools might be punished. Today, schools are teaching it to help young people regain their heritage, in a state where 20 percent have a Franco-American background.
Central American children are facing an impossible choice — stay at home, facing gang violence and poverty — or make a dangerous journey north through Mexico across the border to the US. More than ever before, they're choosing to go — and getting caught at the border.