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Without Papers: Life in America

July 19, 2017
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Without Papers: Life in America

What should a country do? There are millions of people in America who are here without legal documents. This means that at any time, for any reason, they can find themselves detained and deported.

Do not look to the federal

Is President Trump Good For Business?

July 17, 2017
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Is President Trump Good For Business?

Most of what you read about President Trump and business is about trade and jobs. He wants trade agreements that favor America. He wants American companies to stay in the U.S. and not send jobs to other countries.

These ideas …

Change Comes to America

July 5, 2017
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Change Comes to America

Immigrants change countries. They do this in two ways. As new arrivals, they bring different ways and they have babies.

The babies the new arrivals have will determine the future. They are having more children than the people who have …

Tough Talk, Little Action on “Vetting” Visa Applicants

June 14, 2017
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Tough Talk, Little Action on “Vetting” Visa Applicants

President Trump worries about terrorists coming to the United States.

He signed two travel bans naming only some Muslim majority countries. The reason for the bans? Trump says it was too dangerous to let people from those countries into the …

The Undocumented are Easy Targets

May 31, 2017
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The Undocumented are Easy Targets

In the United States, voters decide elections. Two groups of people are easy to dismiss. They are those who do not vote and those who cannot vote.

The undocumented are in the group that cannot vote.

Politicians in the state …

Domestic Abuse American Government Style

May 2, 2017
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Domestic Abuse American Government Style

One way to judge a nation is by its legal system. That is the police, the courts and the people who work for and at those places.

America is a country of laws. In general, it is a system that …

Essay

Immigration at One Hundred Days

April 28, 2017
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Immigration at One Hundred Days

Trump shows only Congress can solve the immigration dilemma

No one thought Donald Trump would win his party’s nomination. But he did. No one thought he would be president. But he is. What if Trump knows something the rest of …

Up-Date on the Undocumented

April 27, 2017
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Up-Date on the Undocumented

It is not safe to be in America without legal papers. But people and courts are trying to do something about that situation.

Dreamers Get Protection

One big question was what would happen to the Dreamers? They are the children …

H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

April 20, 2017
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H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

Workers from foreign countries are part of the American labor force. That has always been true. After all, America is a land of immigrants. Most of the time, the workers come in search of a better life.

It is not …

Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

April 19, 2017
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Treatment of Detainees About to Get Worse

You can call them prisons or detention centers. They are alike. In both, you have to obey the rules.

Jails are for criminals. Detention centers are for immigrants. The immigrants are not criminals. They are there awaiting their fate. Some …

Features

How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

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