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Immigration Law Expert Available to Discuss Hanging Death of Immigrant Detained in Solitary Confinement in Georgia

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Children Following Deported Parents Face Educational Roadblocks

Children who go to Mexico to live with a deported parent can encounter a host of struggles, including social isolation and difficulty in school because they can’t read and write in Spanish. The children, who may have never been to Mexico, experience a difficult transition and often are held back in their new schools.

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Acclaimed USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun awarded Berlin Prize

USC Annenberg Professor and MacArthur genius Josh Kun has been named a recipient of the Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship in Berlin awarded annually to top-tier scholars, writers, composers and artists from the United States.

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France Does Not Have an “Immigrant Paradox” Like the United States Does

Migrating from one country to another can be very stressful for immigrants and their children. In the United States, however, first-generation immigrants (FGIs) have lower rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) than Americans despite facing more psychosocial risk factors such as poverty, lower education, and greater social and economic exclusion. This is called an “immigrant paradox.” This study assessed the risk of AUDs among the general population in France, as well as first-, second-, and third-generation immigrants.

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Firsthand Accounts of Genocide Survivors Are Chronicled by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History

As a boy, Albert Cheng thrived in the lush jungle of Cambodia, playing and hunting with slingshots and a bow and arrow. The lessons he learned helped him years later during imprisonment and interrogation by the Khmer Rouge. He is among survivors who have shared their stories with Baylor researchers.

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USC Annenberg Student Journalists, KQED’s The California Report Publish Joint Investigation

A new series marking the first 100 days of the Trump administration, featuring work by USC Annenberg graduate journalism students, will launch Friday on The California Report Magazine, KQED’s statewide public radio program.

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CSUMB Holds Conference in Effort to Bolster Undocumented Student Support

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SEASIDE, Calif., April 21, 2017 – CSUMB students, faculty and staff came together Friday, April 21, 2017 to discuss best practices for supporting undocumented students and their families within the CSUMB community.

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WashU Expert: Trump’s Muslim Ban Based on Animus

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awards Two Scholarships to Displaced Syrians

Two Syrian medical doctors displaced by that nation’s ongoing conflict will attend the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health starting this summer on full-tuition scholarships to the Master of Public Health program.

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Rheumatology Community Urges Administration to Exempt Medical Professionals From Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

The decision by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to suspend premium processing of H-1B visas for doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals poses an immediate and dangerous threat to chronically ill patients living in rural and underserved communities throughout the United States, warned the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today in a letter to the Trump Administration.







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