Blanca Guillen-Woods: For women, supporting or reuniting with family is the primary factor; a majority of undocumented Latinas said they came to the U.S. either to build a better life for their family, or to reunite with loved ones.
Charles Hayes: Alzheimer’s is off the charts for both victims and caregivers. Both are wounded. Caregivers live shorter lives because of the emotional toll. My grandmother took care of my grandfather at home, and the cost to her own health was enormous.
Charley James: There are days when I waste hours assessing every bad decision I ever made, hoping that by understanding the route that got me out here might lead me back inside again.
Charley James: One speech on homelessness won’t do it; The White House needs to own the issue to keep it front and center, as do members of Congress who are concerned about poverty.
Caitlin Vega: It’s not about the numbers. It’s about the thought of taking your child’s drawings off the wall while telling him you cannot keep him in the place that represents safety and security.
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Jasmyne Cannick: I practically collapsed on the spot when I walked into that hospital room and saw my friend hooked up to an IV, withered down to skin and bones.
Charley James: The only thing that’s possibly more devastating than finding yourself on the street is having to let a friend take care of a beloved pet because you are homeless.
Michele Waslin: Expanding eligibility to additional family members and individuals in removal proceedings, as well as allowing immigrants to appeal their denials and apply from inside the U.S. would be an improvement.
Rev. Dr. Jim Nelson: Somehow, we should earn our freedom – as the Buddha is reputed to have said on his deathbed: ‘Work out your own salvation with diligence.’
Sharon Kyle: In a culture where “whiteness” is rarely mentioned and hardly ever critically examined it is not surprising that the women in my church saw the story as heartwarming and uplifting. I, on the other hand, saw this as just another story of the black experience as viewed through the white lens.
Michele Waslin: New data documenting the underrepresentation of refugees from Africa in the U.S. looks at allegations of fraudulent African family reunification applications, DNA testing programs, and its implications for U.S. refugee and immigration policy.