Topic: Immigration

Immigrant Teens Less Likely to Commit Crimes and Use Drugs

Sept. 1, 2015
"The Dream is coming," by Flickr user Justin Valas

Amid concerns that immigrants may pose a threat to American society, a new study from UT Austin shows that immigrant teens are less likely to engage in violent behaviors, crime and drug use than their U.S.-born counterparts.

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President Obama, Deception Will Not Work: It's Time to End Family Detention

May 20, 2015

President Obama and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have failed again to deliver real change.

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Why Stopping Deportation Is the Right Thing to Do

April 9, 2015

This week, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hannen denied the Obama administration’s request that would have allowed applications for hardworking immigrant parents and young adults to stay in the U.S.

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Why We Need to End Family Detention—Again

March 30, 2015

With all the talk from the president about an immigration system that reflects American values, it is hard not to think of the big dark eyes of a ten year old boy that one of us visited this March and who is currently held along with his mother in...

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U.S.-Born Children of Undocumented Parents Report Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

March 5, 2015

U.S.-born children of undocumented parents experience elevated levels of anxiety, and if their parents were detained or deported, those children are more likely to report depressive symptoms, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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