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Global Politics

Immigrants in Arizona face resistance to getting visas after being victims of crimes

A federal government program was introduced in 2000 to provide special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crimes. But in order to receive the visa, immigrants need to be certified as having been victims of crimes and been cooperative with authorities. And in Maricopa County, that's become increasingly difficult.

Health & Medicine

Lack of national paid sick day policy hurts caregives nationwide

As the American population ages, more Americans are in need of some degree of in-home care and assistance. Many of those willing to do the hard work an unpleasant tasks are immigrants. But for all of these caregivers, there's a big hole in their compensation. Whether they're sick or in need of medical care, they can't take time off — not only endangering themselves but those they care for as well.