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Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on November 18 2013, 11:01AM

Stateline’s interactive map gives a state-by-state breakdown of the 47 million people effected by the November 1 cuts to SNAP.

Topics: Food Stamps, /NOW

Deported Father's Case Ends As Congress Debates Immigration Changes

Deported Father’s Case Ends As Congress Debates Immigration Changes

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 19 2013, 2:15PM

Felipe Montes, who lost his three U.S.-citizens sons when he was deported to Mexico in December 2010 will regain custody of his children.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Calif. Gov Protects Some Immigrant Families, Leaves Others Out in the Cold

Calif. Gov Protects Some Immigrant Families, Leaves Others Out in the Cold

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 1 2012, 10:26AM

The bills, inspired in part by Colorlines.com’s Shattered Families investigation, take steps to stop U.S. citizen children from getting stuck in foster care if their parents are detained and deported.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW, Felipe Montes

Why It's Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

Why It’s Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

by Rinku Sen on November 2 2011, 8:00AM

Each year, thousands of immigrant parents are ripped away from their kids. Now, it’s time for us to make a difference.

Topics: Deportation, Movement, Felipe Montes

Grandparents Keep Families Afloat

Grandparents Keep Families Afloat

by Julianne Hing on September 10 2010, 4:39PM

At least one in ten kids in the U.S. is being raised by a grandparent.

Topics: Economy

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 9:30AM

Harsher enforcement is tearing families apart.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender, Schools & Youth

Native Foster Care Placements up Sharply in North Dakota

Native Foster Care Placements up Sharply in North Dakota

by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 9:10AM

A recent surge in foster care placements of Native American children in South Dakota may reflect the economic hard times—or evoke a bleak legacy of segregation.

Topics: On Gender, Schools & Youth

Mom Sues After State Takes Baby in Hospital Translation Horror

Mom Sues After State Takes Baby in Hospital Translation Horror

by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 6:36PM

Hospital officials deemed the mother unfit because she spoke an indigenous language.

Topics: Health, Immigration

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

by Michelle Chen on June 17 2010, 10:27AM

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

SB 1070’s Impact on Kids: Broken Families and America’s Soul

by Michelle Chen on May 3 2010, 9:01AM

Children are the hidden casualties of America’s war on immigrants, and the passage of Arizona’s new racial profiling legislation could open up countless opportunities for local law enforcement to break up families by putting undocumented parents on the fast-track to…

Topics: Immigration

“Good White Stock”: Child Refugees of the British Empire

by Michelle Chen on November 26 2009, 5:47AM

Forced migration, displacement, and racial social engineering are ugly modern phenomena that we typically associate with the denigration of oppressed racial and religious groups. But we recently got a glimpse of a colonization effort that in some ways inverted…

Topics: History, Immigration

DC Mayor Closing Low-Income Child Care Centers

by Leticia Miranda on September 19 2009, 1:20AM

The equation seems simple. working parents - child care center = parent can’t work bad economy + parent not working = even worse economy But for DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, this doesn’t seem to make sense. Fenty’s 2010…

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Schwarzenegger’s Blockbuster Budget Cuts Terminate the Safety Net [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 13 2009, 9:37AM

When financial crisis hit, the California legislature didn’t raise taxes, end tax giveaways, or cut corporate welfare. Instead, they cut services to the people made most vulnerable by the recession — children, the elderly, the sick, victims of domestic…

Topics: Economy, Politics, Schools & Youth, Video & Multimedia

Latino Youth Disproportionately Sent to Adult Prisons

by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2009, 9:31AM

via New America Media and Notimex - Diario La Estrella One in four Latino youths convicted of a crime is sent to an adult prison, according to a study by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the…

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Mother’s Day behind bars

by Michelle Chen on May 4 2009, 9:35PM

Just in time for Mother’s Day, advocates for incarcerated women will make the case for reform to New York’s lawmakers this week. The Coalition for Women Prisoners, a network of advocacy and service organizations that monitors state prison conditions,…

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Too Poor to Parent?

by Megan Izen on August 1 2008, 10:50AM

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Too Poor to Parent? by Gaylynn Burroughs A child accidentally falls off his top bunk. His mother worries. The child says his knee hurts, and it looks like a bruise is forming…

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