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US Schools Become Minority Majority

The US is poised to begin a new era; the overall number of Latino, African-American and Asian students in public schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.

09/08/2014

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NJ Among States With Highest Number Of Recent Immigrant Children

More than 1,500 unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. illegally have been placed with sponsors in New Jersey this year, federal officials announced Thursday.

07/25/2014

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AIDS Organization Helps Get Important Health Care Information To Philadelphia Immigrants

A local organization committed to providing HIV care, social services and other outreach efforts to Philadelphia’s culturally diverse community sponsored a seminar focusing on the plight of immigrants and what can sometimes be their complicated access to health care.

06/25/2014

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School Districts Warned About Denying Enrollment Over Immigration

The federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.

06/23/2014

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Brotherly Love: Volunteer English Tutor

A retired lawyer is helping immigrants fully participate in American life through a Fairhill non-profit called Providence Center. Part of its mission is to provide English lessons to anyone who wants them.

04/15/2014

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Multilingual Children Excel

Research shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.

04/01/2014

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Local College Students Learn First-Hand About Life On The US/Mexican Border

Lots of college students spend Spring Break partying, some other working, but a group from LaSalle will be learning about immigration by going to a Texas border town.

03/01/2014

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Paralegal Faces Charges Over Immigration Petitions

A woman who allegedly filed false and fraudulent immigration petitions for clients while working as a paralegal in southern New Jersey has made her initial court appearance.

02/26/2014

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Christie, Legislature At Odds Over In-State College Tuition For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

A battle is brewing in Trenton over college tuition help for immigrant children who are in the country illegally.

11/27/2013

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Partnership In Bronx Helps Parents Build Skills

The Bronx Parent Center has become a vehicle for helping migrant families with cultural hurdles that impede their relationships with schools.

10/01/2013

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Delaware Man Accused Of Scam Targeting Immigrants

Forty-seven-year-old Jose Oyola, of Greenwood, is facing charges including Theft and Extortion following an investigation by State Police.

06/12/2013

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Brotherly Love: Tutor And Student Bond Over Books

When people immigrate to the United States, it can be a challenge to learn English, especially as an adult. As Ukee Washington shows us, volunteers are donating their time and expertise to help.

02/05/2013

(Chef José Garces in his new Amada restaurant, at the Revel resort in Atlantic City.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Iron Chef Garces’ Family To Create Foundation For Immigrants

You’ve heard of Philadelphia’s Iron Chef restaurateur, Jose Garces. But have you heard about his wife?

09/30/2012

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Study: Immigrants More Likely To Open A Small Business Than American-Born Workers

A new report out today from the Fiscal Policy Institute finds that immigrants are more likely than U.S.-born workers to start small businesses.

06/14/2012

Legendary Entertainer Joe Piscopo Is The Grand Marshall Of The 2011 Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day helps Joe Piscopo pause to remember the courage of his Italian grandparents who carried their life in a suitcase before landing at Ellis Island in New York.

10/09/2011

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