DACA recipient Nohemi Salas is enrolled in the dental hygienist program at Community College of Denver and received Colorado state financial aid to help pay for college. 

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These Afghan women soldiers made it out of Afghanistan. Their next battle is making it in the US.

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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. 

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‘The College Tour’ show makes campus tours accessible to immigrants, low-income students

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DACA could end in federal court. Most of today’s high school graduates can’t get protection from the program anyway. 

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Analysts: In the face of a high-skilled labor shortage, the US needs to rely more on immigrants

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Safe and unsilenced: Afghan scholars find refuge at US universities

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Connecticut school district recruits Puerto Rican teachers to help meet bilingual needs

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​​​​​​​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.

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US educators step up to help displaced Ukrainians continue their studies

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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.

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200,000 ‘Documented Dreamers’ are literally waiting a lifetime for a green card

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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.

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‘You hit this glass ceiling’: Undocumented US students returned to Mexico struggle to continue their college studies

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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.

Ginette Derelus is a cook at Manjay Restaurant at The Citadel near Little Haiti, Miami. Duolingo partnered with Haitian restaurants to promote the new language course. Derelus, a Haitian Bahamian, says she and her Haitian husband teach their three childre

A love letter to Haitian Creole: ‘Kreyòl pale, Kreyòl konprann’

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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.