About 40 members of a special, all-women Afghan platoon that worked alongside the US military barely made it out of Afghanistan last year. Now, they want to put their training to use even though they remain in a legal limbo. But that hasn’t stopped them learning English and getting an education.
US schools suffer from a critical shortage of bilingual teachers. But the public schools in Hartford, Connecticut, had a novel idea: recruit bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico with diverse teaching experience.
Several American-based online learning platforms have made their coursework free to Ukrainians whose education has been upended by the war in their country. Students, as well as universities, are embracing the new offerings.
Many children who illegally entered the US are protected under Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA). But those who came legally on their parents’ work visas have no such protections. When they turn 21, even though they have lived in the US nearly all their lives, they are subject to deportation.
Young Mexican citizens who return to Mexico — either voluntarily or through deportation — often find it difficult to continue their studies. Some give up, while others have to redo years of coursework just to get back to where they left off in the United States.
Language learning app Duolingo will offer a new Haitian Creole course for English speakers. It’s an opportunity to explore how Haitian Creole can sound and feel: sweet and romantic — but also rebellious.
Six years after ICE revealed a university was a sting operation, the students caught in the middle say they still haven’t fully recovered.
Students at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder are learning the law by providing free legal services to immigrants in the community. Some of them come from immigrant families themselves.
Immigrants to the US, in all sorts of professions, face barriers to getting credentialed. And when it comes to caring for patients, there are good reasons for making sure doctors are qualified. But some health care experts say there’s also good reason to help foreign-trained medical professionals continue their careers in the US.
Caste was outlawed decades ago across South Asia. But it still exists and has found its way to American campuses.
An effort to evacuate and find Ukrainian professors safe havens on US campuses parallels the rescue of European scholars during World War II.