Twenty years ago, the Golden Venture ran aground off New York. About 300 undocumented Chinese immigrants started to swim to shore. Patrick Radden Keefe writes about what happened to the men and how their their fate fits into the debate on immigration.
For the past decade, research has found that depression disproportionately affects the children of immigrant parents. One reason is the difficulties adjusting to life in America. But why are depression rates for Latinas higher than anyone else?
Daniel dos Santos and James Oseland got married in 2011. To stay together Daniel now lives without a visa. They talk about Daniel's decision to overstay his visa and what the Supreme Court decision about DOMA could mean for their relationship.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
Community colleges are a huge gateway to higher education for migrants and refugees in the US. Immigrant students face similar challenges to their non-immigrant peers, but they juggle additional pressures as well, related to language, culture and navigating life in a new land.
The Young Ethio Jazz Band are teenagers who rock out with their parents’ music. All of the kids are second generation Ethiopians between 11 and 16-years-old. Before they started playing together a year and a half ago, most of them had the stereotypical reaction to their parents’ music.
If you've ever moved abroad or have relatives who have migrated to America, chances are the memories from those first few days after arrival are crystal clear, from finding a place to live, a job--just navigating life as a newcomer. A project in Philadelphia is documenting the memories South Asian immigrants have of their first few days in the United States.
The US has no national policy on educating undocumented immigrants. Experts say some states welcome them, others are hostile, some are oblivious. Massachusetts is considered "undocufriendly" but even so most of its undocumented students aren't eligible for financial aid.