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    Young Life at the Border Information-grey

    How youth ministries are reaching teens torn between Mexico and the US.

    Jocelyn Duran’s mother crossed the US-Mexico border 17 years ago to give birth to her in a hospital in El Paso, Texas, making the baby girl the only American citizen in her family. When she was three years old, Duran moved from her mother’s home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to live with her grandmother in El Paso and begin attending school there.

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    Frijolero by Molotov (2003) Information-grey

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    A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’ Information-grey

    The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.

     

     

    Migrants from Central America were taken into custody last week by Border Patrol agents near McAllen, Tex. ...

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    A Translation Crisis at the Border Information-grey

    Oswaldo Vidal Martín always wears the same thing to court: a striped overshirt, its wide collar and cuffs woven with geometric patterns and flowers. His pants are cherry red, with white stripes. Martín is Guatemalan and works as a court interpreter, so clerks generally assume that he is there to translate for Spanish speakers. But any Guatemalan who sees his clothing, which is called traje típico, knows that Martín is indigenous. “My Spanish is more conversational,” Martín told me. “I still have some difficulties with it.” He interprets English for migrants who speak his mother tongue, a Mayan language called Mam.

    Martín, who came to the United States with his parents in 1999, when he was four, was studying to be an engineer when the trickle of Mam speakers migrating to the Oakland area, where he lives, turned into a flood. In 2014, some sixty thousand unaccompanied minors crossed into the United States,...

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