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Girl immigrants crossing the US border often survived rape and abuse. They’ve got more courage than most of Congress

Ana Christina da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Guardian. “W hen I left Brazil as a 20-year-old, my country was in the midst of economic crisis, and I wanted to escape…
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There’s no such thing as ‘reasonable suspicion’ of immigrants

Ana Christina Da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Reuters. “My path to the United States, 20 years ago, was far less traumatic than that of the 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America…
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Disappearance of play in early childhood ED

Ana Christina da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Al Jazeera America. “ Ask kindergartners what their favorite thing to do in school is, and they will inevitably say, ‘Play!’ When I was…
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