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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.

The office of the Culinary Workers Union is seen through a car window in Las Vegas, Nov. 9, 2020. The union represents 60,000 people, most of them immigrants, in the Las Vegas area who work in the hospitality industry. 

Undocumented people bring grassroots organizing skills to the labor movement

Migrants arrive aboard a dinghy accompanied by a Frontex vessel at the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, Feb. 28, 2020. 

‘A Bermuda triangle for people’: Claims that the Greek govt pushes back migrants are mounting 

Iselle Toledo waits for a medical appointment at Juntos Se Puede an organization that helps Venezuelan migrants in Bogotá, Colombia.

Many Venezuelan migrants in Latin America struggle to get vaccinated

A group of noncitizens crossing the border at night, silhouetted against a light

Biden proposes a legal term change to recognize the humanity of ‘noncitizens’

People stand in front of a church door with protest signs on it.

‘We cannot continue to live like this’: Migrants desperate to work occupy Brussels church


Up to 200 undocumented migrants, including teenagers, have occupied St. John the Baptist in Brussels since the end of January. They’re calling on the government to grant them legal status.

A crowd of people rushing in a subway station

What 1 billion Americans would mean for the US


The US has the world’s largest economy, but for how much longer?

Gandega Bakary, 16, who is originally from Mali, has been living on the street in France, even amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Who is responsible for migrant youth in France? 


A group of five nongovernmental organizations are pressuring the French government to build a special housing facility exclusively for migrant youth as they await legal decisions on their status in the country.

Men in uniform open the door to a house.

A new Trump administration policy could lead to more US citizens being deported


Today, a new Trump administration policy will go into effect that will allow the government to deport undocumented immigrants without a court hearing if they are unable to demonstrate they’ve been in the country for at least two years. Marco Werman spoke with law professor César García Hernández to explain what this could mean for immigrants and deportations across the United States.

A shirt with the words "Census counts 2020."

Activists urge undocumented immigrants to fill out census, regardless of citizenship question


The US Justice Department recently announced their intention to continue to add the citizenship question to the 2020 US census. This move caused concern among critics and activists who fear this will discourage undocumented immigrants from filling out the census. Greisa Martinez, with the immigration rights group United We Dream, spoke to Marco Werman about the controversy.