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The economic impact of low college enrollment by undocumented students

by Farida Jhabvala Romero Jul 11, 2019
Nearly 100,000 undocumented students graduate from high schools across the U.S. each year. Only a fraction enroll in college.
This student, an undocumented immigrant in San Jose, California, is heading off to college. Counselors say other students without legal status see no reason to go on to higher education because their job opportunities are limited.
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For one immigrant who returned to Mexico, a long road to opportunity

by Jorge Valencia Mar 20, 2019
In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person…
Jessica Gonzalez, an immigrant who grew up in Arizona, returned to Mexico after the signing of sweeping immigration law known as SB 1070.
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Undocumented immigrants quietly pay billions into Social Security and receive no benefits

by Nina Roberts Jan 28, 2019
How much? About $13 billion in 2016.
Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at a U.S. Treasury printing facility.
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Undocumented immigrants quietly pay billions into Social Security and receive no benefits

by Nina Roberts Jan 28, 2019
Undocumented immigrants contributed an estimated $13 billion into Social Security funds in 2016.
 Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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With the closing of controversial Southwest Key shelters, an Arizona school district faces cuts

by Matthew Casey Nov 19, 2018
One shelter was shut down over abuse allegations, while another faces closure due to a legal dispute with the State of Arizona.
An English instruction sheet lies on a student's desk during a class for children caught trying to enter the United States illegally at the Southwest Key compound in Lakeside, California. One shelter in Phoenix, Arizona has been shut down over abuse allegations, while another faces closure over a legal dispute.
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In the Texas countryside, undocumented immigrants live with a different kind of fear

by Andy Uhler Feb 1, 2018
After Texas made sanctuary cities illegal, some major metropolitan areas vowed to not comply with the new law. But in rural areas, undocumented immigrants face constant fear of deportation.
Manor is a town of about 8,000 people in the Texas hill country. About half of the population is Hispanic or Latino and many haven't obtained legal citizenship status.
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How much will immigration reduction impact the U.S. labor market?

by Amy Scott Jan 30, 2018
Ahead of SOTU Trump Administration puts forth DACA framework

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How Latinos are transforming the economy of a small rural town

by Reema Khrais and Daisy Palacios Sep 8, 2017
Immigrants drawn by jobs at the local meat-packing plant are making their mark in business and politics.
Norma Corral, an immigrant from Mexico, worked at Cargill's beef processing plant in Schuyler, Nebraska for a decade before opening up her business, Paleteria Oasis, in downtown.
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Weather Economy

Houston officials reassure immigrants, who are valuable to the local economy

by Adriene Hill Aug 29, 2017
“For flood recovery, that's an important group of people for sure,” a university professor says.
People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city.
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What happens to your house when you get deported?

by Reema Khrais Aug 10, 2017
Most undocumented immigrants who are deported are Latino men with jobs. That has a ripple effect on housing.
 Immigrant services staffer Lorely Peche (C), speaks with immigrant parents fearing deportation on March 25, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. 
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