Reporter, Radio Bilingue & KQED News
Zaidee Stavely fell in love with radio in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, while reporting on the small community radio station of Radio Huayacocotla, which plays local traditional music, broadcasts news in four languages, and puts families in touch with their loved ones living and working in New York. In addition to reporting for KQED, she also reports and edits features for Radio Bilingüe, the Latino Public Radio network.
An estimated 250,000 US-born children nationwide have parents in the country under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. A lawsuit on whether the Trump administration can end DACA is before the US Supreme Court.
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Often, migrant teens have to work to pay for their own rent or help with family expenses. High school can be overwhelming. Rusdale High School, just for immigrant students 16 or older, accommodates their needs to help them achieve.
One ethnic studies teacher in Oakland, California, noticed that her students, who come from all over the world, had some trouble relating to each other. So, she created a video dictionary so that the students can teach each other words and phrases from their home country.
Immigrant parents are pulling their children from health and nutrition programs because they're afraid that participating in them could prevent them from getting their green cards.
Adult education is often thought of as completely separate from children’s education. But some school districts are trying to integrate them by creating family literacy programs.
The Family Reunions Project goes beyond seeing photos on Facebook or calling relatives over Skype. But the project's creators were not prepared for how people would react when they put on goggles and "visited" home.
At the University of California, Davis, law students take on immigrant cases, with guidance, and double as cultural navigators too.
After their school was tagged with anti-immigrant graffiti, teachers at an elementary school in California asked students to put pen to paper.
Stepsisters Monica and Nataly didn't know each other when living with separate families in from El Salvador. But when both teens started receiving threats, their relatives sent for them in California and they trekked north together — and bonded.