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Category: Big Read

Dream Act NOW!

by President Patricia McGuire, Trinity Washington University

“Dreamers” get their name from the Dream Act legislation first introduced in Congress in 2001 to provide a pathway to legal status for persons who came to the United States as children.

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Immigrant Women and Girls in the United States

by Jeanne Batalova, Senior Policy Analyst at Migration Policy Institute and Manager of the Migration Data Hub

Originally published by the Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, as: Jeanne Batalova, “Immigrant Women and Girls in the United States,” Migration Information Source, March 4, 2020, https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/immigrant-women-and-girls-united-states-2018. Reprinted with permission.

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Domestic Violence: Immigrants Are Particularly Vulnerable

By Erica Rudolf, Staff Attorney at Ayuda

For immigrants who are experiencing domestic violence, COVID-19 is causing an unseen crisis as people are forced to stay home. For someone in an abusive relationship, home is not a place of refuge and safety, but a place of violence and fear.

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Health is the Human Denominator. Where is the Access?

by Dr. Sofía Gómez, Public Health Researcher and Practitioner

Health equity in the U.S. remains an economic, social, and political issue. If there is any small silver lining in COVID-19’s dark clouds, it is that the pandemic has beckoned us as citizens to reflect on our society’s common denominator: our health.

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“How DACA Changed My Life”, An Essay by a DACA recipient from Brazil

by Juliana Macedo Do Nascimento, DACA recipient + State/Local Policy Manager at United We Dream

DREAMers’ futures are on the line. Any day now, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of nearly 700,000 young people in the DACA program, but also their families and communities. Learn more about what’s at stake with this momentous Supreme Court decision in this month’s Think Table.

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