Children of immigrants now comprise one in four of all children in the United States. Hardworking immigrants continue to be humiliated and punished due to an unjust system that relies on and often exploits their labor. Their children, the majority of whom are U.S. citizens, are forced to suffer the long-term harmful consequences of harsh immigration policy decisions that are often politically motivated.
While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
As a DACA recipient myself, I woke up on June 18th feeling the anxious anticipation we had all experienced over the past few months, but with a distinct notion that today was the day. That morning, I refreshed my browser one last time and read what my eyes could hardly believe. We won.
The Civil Rights Act enshrined principles of human dignity and equality in federal law, ending segregation in public places and banning employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin—but much remains unfulfilled.
Every June, much of the world celebrates and recognizes LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It is a month full of celebration and acknowledgment of the leaders and movements that have advanced LGBTQ+ rights, protections, and awareness.
In this blog originally published in Higher Learning Advocates' Insights & Outlooks, Rosa García details a list of actions college leaders can take to help support Black lives in higher education.
For the first time, Congress granted millions of workers nationwide a right to federal emergency paid sick and family leave. However, recent polling indicates that Americans are largely unaware of these rights – and a staggering amount aren’t using them. We've compiled the key points on what workers should know about their new federal leave rights.
Access to high-quality child care, particularly for families with low incomes, has always been a challenge. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even more challenging.
The ten core competencies outlined in the report could address existing gaps in youth- and young-adult-centered mental health systems, and they reflect values that translate into skills, attitudes, knowledge, and abilities of system participants.
This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asha Banerjee discusses the AAPI community's immense achievements in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the systemic racism and hardship AAPI workers and families regularly face.