April 24, 2009
CLINIC compiles a free Immigration News Bulletin of immigration-related news articles of interest to our network on a regular basis. Every Friday, CLINIC will post the three articles most popular with its readers. Here are this week’s top stories.
- In the sixth part of its series on immigration in the United States, the New York Times examines how first- and second-generation American citizen teenagers are assimilating into communities that do not expect them to succeed. According to the newspaper, many immigrant youths are at risk of downward assimilation, with some joining gangs, using drugs, or committing other crimes.(Jason DeParle, “Struggling to Rise in Suburbs Where Failing Means Fitting In ,” New York Times, 4/18/09)
- The College Board has issued a report expressing its support for the Dream Act, a bill that would, if passed, give some immigrant children access to in-state college tuition rates, financial aid and a path to citizenship through higher education or military service. (Hope Yen, “Colleges push tuition aid for illegal immigrants,” Washington Post, 4/21/09)
- The New York Times reports that some immigrant parents, after being detained on immigration violations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, have lost custody of their U.S. citizen children. In some instances, the children have been adopted by other families against the wishes of their parents. (GINGER THOMPSON, “After Losing Freedom, Some Immigrants Face Loss of Custody of Their Children ,”New York Times, 4/22/09)
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