"My dad was a doctor, and when I was 6 my family moved from the center of the garment industry, New York City, to North Carolina, America's garment manufacturing state," recalls Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World.
Rongmala Begum, like many of Bangladesh’s garment workers, doesn’t know how old she is. She doesn’t have a birth certificate, which is common for the rural poor here. She thinks she’s in her 40s. She has an identification card, but she can’t read it. Begum is illiterate.
The Rana Plaza collapse made companies and consumers more aware of working conditions in the clothing factories. In some places, reforms have made workers safer, but the changes are far from universal.
President Donald Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy legislation on Wednesday, saying it "would represent the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century."
A UC Davis researcher says they won’t know for sure until their research is complete, but worry that those who lose DACA status will be at risk for anxiety, hopelessness, embarrassment, sadness, shame and self-blame.
Cleveland ranks among the nation's top cities with the most preventable deaths related to air quality issues. Things are getting worse with climate change. Doctors and environmentalists see climate change as a public health crisis and an opportunity.