In Search of a Sanctuary for Migrant Children

In Search of a Sanctuary for Migrant Children

OAKLAND, Calif. — Edwin can hardly understand Spanish and is slowly learning English, but his biggest dilemma now is finding a way to save his mother from the violence in his native Guatemala, and how to pay the $7,000 he owes lawyers.

Edwin, 14, is a native Mam speaker (the Mayan language of his ethnic group). In spite of his youth, he has already made a dangerous escape from the gang violence of his homeland, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and spent two months in the El Centro Service Processing Center, an immigrant detention facility south of Los Angeles.

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Q&A: Understanding Ebola

Q&A: Understanding Ebola

Ed. Note: Since a 2-year-old child fell ill in Guinea last December, the Ebola virus has spread through West Africa, first with an outbreak that seemed to have died out in May and then with an explosive second wave of infections that spread throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Nigeria and Senegal have so far been able to stop the spread of the disease, as have the United States and Spain, but cases continue to multiply exponentially across West Africa. United Nations officials say 19,000 health care workers will be needed there by Dec. 1, when the large Ebola treatment centers being built there by the U.S. are up and running.

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Palliative Care: How Chinese Americans Find Comfort at Death’s Door

Photo: Article author Geoff Chin with his late father. NAM/American Commercial News/New America Media, News Feature, Geoff Chin In Chinese LOS ANGELES–My father was in a coma after his brain surgery due to some complications. The doctor wasn’t sure when he would awaken-if ever. My siblings and I were caught off-guard. During one of the…

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General Secretary of Greek National Tourist Organization, Panos Livadas Interview with The Immigrant Magazine

General Secretary of Greek National Tourist Organization, Panos Livadas Interview with The Immigrant Magazine

The Greek National Tourism Organization is responsible for promoting Greece as a worldwide destination. We strive to promote, the authentic Greek brand, by all suitable means, in the ever-changing competitive global environment. With our marketing strategy as a guideline, we communicate the unique Greek experience, while at the same time, following the current global trends we create synergies all over the world towards this end.

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The Latino Political House is Divided: Which Side Are You On - Immigrant Families or the Democratic Party?

The Latino Political House is Divided: Which Side Are You On – Immigrant Families or the Democratic Party?

Those concerned with immigration reform, deportations, family separations, and unaccompanied minors surrendering at the southern border, are caught in a transfixed credibility debate about President Obama’s announcement to delay any decision to exercise executive action of administrative relief for the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants currently in the country.

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