Life for Americans without identifying documents can be financially devastating

Apr 10, 2019
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake.
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake. 
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For two DACA entrepreneurs, it may be the end of business as usual

Oct 25, 2017
One couple in San Diego confronts an uncertain future for themselves and the businesses they've built
Dulce Garcia and Luis Tinoco have been dating for more than 15 years. They're both DACA recipients who own businesses just a few blocks away from each other.
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Fearing deportation, families prepare custody paperwork

Jun 28, 2017
Parents living in the U.S. illegally are confronting the possibility they could be separated from their children.
Immigrant services staffers at a community center in Stamford, Connecticut, sign as witnesses after Ecuadorian parents signed a legal document giving custody of their children to friends in case they are deported .
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Undocumented workers pay special fees

Apr 30, 2013
Undocumented workers are vulnerable to exploitation and often get nickeled and dimed as a result of their status.

Major American companies benefit from undocumented workers

Apr 30, 2013
Major American brands and some of the country's largest temp staffing companies profit from undocumented workers while keeping them at arm's length.

Going for a ride with Chicago's 'raiteros'

Apr 29, 2013
Underground labor brokers in Chicago exploit undocumented Latino workers who need rides to warehouse jobs in the suburbs.

New rules change benefits for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens

Feb 8, 2013
Select undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens could get hardship waivers allowing them to circumvent bureaucratic hurdles that can separate families for up to 10 years.

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How the immigration change impacts jobs

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A young, undocumented immigrant on the deportation shift

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