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October 21, 2010

Discussion on Book About Illegal Immigration Starts Monday

A discussion with Helen Thorpe about her book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, starts on Monday and runs all next week.

October 14, 2010

Data: Comparing Children of Immigrants in Eight Rich Countries

One-third of children in Australia have at least one immigrant parent, compared with 24 percent of children in the United States. In the United Kingdom the proportion is 16 percent while in Switzerland, it is 39 percent.

September 23, 2010

Book Club Discussion To Focus on Illegal Immigration Issue

Education Week Teacher is hosing an online discussion the week of Oct. 25-29 with Helen Thorpe, author of Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America.

September 22, 2010

The DREAM Act Deferred

The U.S. Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed yesterday to proceed with a defense authorization bill and attach the DREAM Act to it.

September 21, 2010

Arne Duncan Urges Passage of 'DREAM Act'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has sent a letter to Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell expressing "full support" for passage of the DREAM Act, he said this afternoon in a conference call.

September 20, 2010

Scholar Calls Plyler v. Doe Ruling 'Resilient'

The 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that students are entitled to a free K-12 education regardless of their immigration status has been "resilient," in part because of strong backing from educators over the years, a law scholar says in an analysis of the ruling.

September 20, 2010

Good Read: The Impact of Deportation on One Family

A journalist and photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury News provide insight into issues about illegal immigration by following a family for a year after the father is deported and as the mother fights an order to be deported as well.

August 11, 2010

The Likelihood of the Undocumented to Have Kids is High

Undocumented immigrants are more likely than either legal immigrants or adults born in the United States to live in a household with a spouse and a child or children, the Pew Hispanic Center says in a report today.

July 28, 2010

Federal Judge Puts Parts of Ariz. Immigration Law on Hold

A federal judge has blocked parts of Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law.

July 21, 2010

Undocumented Students Risk Deportation for DREAM Act

Undocumented students are risking deportation by staging actions of civil disobedience this week in Washington to push for passage of the DREAM Act.

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