Workers are shown in the kitchen of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Tacoma, Washington, during a media tour, Sept. 10, 2019.

A federal jury ruled that a Washington state detention center owes detainees minimum wage


It’s a fight that’s years in the making for immigrant rights advocates and current and former detainees, who would also qualify for back pay for work they did inside the prison.

Several businesses in Point Roberts display this sign of solidarity, seen here inside Point Roberts International Marketplace.

US-Canadian border restrictions prove ‘soul-crushing’ for businesses in isolated Point Roberts

Prince Hamzah waves, wearing a military uniform walks with his bride, Prince Noor, wearing a white wedding dress and they both smile.

Royal tumult in Jordan comes at a time of economic hardship

Eight square-size pictures of young men and women appear over a white background.

2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth

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The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 4, 2019.

Do US-living descendants of tribes in Canada have rights north of the border?

Michelle Aguilar Ramirez stands for a portrait in South Seattle, Washington, May 18, 2020.

Young US Latinos are at the forefront of a climate revolution

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More than half of Generation Z believes climate change is tied to human activity, and one in four Gen Zers is Latino. These trends set up young Latinos to be a key demographic leading the charge on climate activism — politically and at home. 

A woman sings while holding a music book in her hands in a soccer field six-feet away from another singer.

Choirs in the age of coronavirus: A new study looks at the risks of singing


Are choirs really dangerous in the age of COVID-19? A new study measures the actual number of particles sprayed while singing the classic song “Happy Birthday.” Jonathan Reid, a chemistry professor leading the research at Bristol University, speaks to host Marco Werman about the study.

Michelle Aguilar Ramirez stands for a portrait on Monday, May 18, 2020, in South Seattle, Wash.

This Latina first-time voter ‘can’t stay mute’ about racism

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And as the pandemic hit this spring, Michelle Aguilar Ramirez, a young Latina in South Seattle, lost her interest in politics. But the Black Lives Matter protests have reignited her commitment. 

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents look at women and children

Trump proposes harsh asylum rules disqualifying many applicants


The proposal includes a number of changes that would make it more difficult for applicants to gain asylum in the US — including changing which applicants would get asylum hearings in the first place.

A close-up portrait of Michelle Aguilar Ramirez, a young Latina who will vote for the first time in November.

Pandemic stress overshadows US election for this young Latina voter

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For Michelle Aguilar Ramirez, a high school junior in Washington state, the pandemic has changed how she views the world around her — including US politics and the November presidential election.