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We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “While attending college graduation at Trinity University recently, I watched many bright, accomplished young people cross the stage to accept their diploma, including my…
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Don’t Neglect the Signs of Neglect in Young Children

Ann Mastergeorge-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Huffington Post. “This spring, a few miles from my house, a landlord found the skeleton of what had been a three-year-old child in a toy box…
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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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Designers Can Help Save the Planet

Elle McMahon-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Pacific Standard. “Earlier this spring I took a look at the draft of the National Climate Change Assessment, which was posted online for public comment. I…
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Daniel’s journey: How thousands of children are creating a crisis in America

Isabel Garcia-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by CNN. “We've had children dying here in the desert," said Isabel Garcia, an immigrant rights activist with the Arizona-based Coalicion de Derechos Humanos (Coalition for Human Rights…
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Pro Athletes, Big Winners and Losers When the Career Clock Goes to Zero

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “The San Antonio Spurs trounced the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship. But even if they hadn't won, they'd still be rewarded with…
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Immigration surge or refugee crisis?

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by Faithstreet. “In the past seven months, some 47,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern United States border, fleeing an epidemic of gang violence and poverty in their…
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For Immigrants Who Return After Deportation, Little Chance at Due Process, Say Advocates

Isabel Garcia-2013-2014 Fellow. This article first appeared in Truthout. “What drives immigrants stopped on the border to come back are often connections made while living in the US, said Isabel Garcia, executive director of Coalicion de…
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Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.

Mindy Fain-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Los Angeles Times. “I make house calls. Remember those? When a doctor came to your door with a black bag? You might think of this as…
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Here’s An Immigrant Imprisonment Program That Obama Could Stop Without Congress

Isabel Garcia-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “Last month, in the face of growing pressure from immigrant rights activists, Hispanic politicians and Democratic allies, President Barack Obama ordered the Department of…
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