I was born in Managua, Nicaragua, the second of 5 children. I was about 15 months old when I had my first contact with the United States of America. This happened through my father returning home after spending a year at the University of Florida, Gainsville in a graduate course of Sanitary Engineering.
In a recent article on how funding President Obama seeks to stem the increase of migrants would be spent, CLINIC’s Director of Advocacy Allison Posner expresses concern about legal representation for the unaccompanied children who would face immigration court alone.
Published in the Los Angeles Times. July 10, 2014
CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discusses the large number of children seeking refuge in the United States alone, the push factors in their home countries, and their legal options in the United States on the radio program Between the Lines.
Radio Interview on Between the Lines, July 9, 2014
The Midwest has a history as a gateway for immigrants even if not as heralded as port cities in the east and west. Think of Chicago with its diverse ethnic population as early as the late 1800’s, especially among Eastern Europeans, that continues today with the largest Bosnian refugee population in the country. Think also of Detroit, Motor City, at the turn of the last century when Ford Motor Company attracted immigrant workers from Southern Europe and the Middle East to build the earliest automobiles. Detroit now has the largest Middle Eastern population in the United States, most rece