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New Training Aims to Improve Operational Security at U.S. Border

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DHS S&T, at USBP's request, developed training to assist in increasing tracking abilities. Tracking, or “sign cutting,” is identifying telltale indicators of movement through the southern border’s desert or northern border’s wooded areas.

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BGSU Receives NEH Grant to Expand Migration Studies

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Bowling Green State University has been awarded major funding under a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Understanding Migration: Local and Global Perspectives,” co-authored by Dr. Christina Guenther, world languages and cultures, and Dr. Vibha Bhalla, ethnic studies, has been funded for the full amount of $100,000.

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Study: Awareness of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Influenced Male Students' Classroom Behavior

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U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher.

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Migrant Children Less Obese Due to Absent Grandmothers - Study

Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.

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Immigration Law Expert Available to Discuss Hanging Death of Immigrant Detained in Solitary Confinement in Georgia

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Children Following Deported Parents Face Educational Roadblocks

Children who go to Mexico to live with a deported parent can encounter a host of struggles, including social isolation and difficulty in school because they can’t read and write in Spanish. The children, who may have never been to Mexico, experience a difficult transition and often are held back in their new schools.

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Acclaimed USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun awarded Berlin Prize

USC Annenberg Professor and MacArthur genius Josh Kun has been named a recipient of the Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship in Berlin awarded annually to top-tier scholars, writers, composers and artists from the United States.

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France Does Not Have an “Immigrant Paradox” Like the United States Does

Migrating from one country to another can be very stressful for immigrants and their children. In the United States, however, first-generation immigrants (FGIs) have lower rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) than Americans despite facing more psychosocial risk factors such as poverty, lower education, and greater social and economic exclusion. This is called an “immigrant paradox.” This study assessed the risk of AUDs among the general population in France, as well as first-, second-, and third-generation immigrants.

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Firsthand Accounts of Genocide Survivors Are Chronicled by Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History

As a boy, Albert Cheng thrived in the lush jungle of Cambodia, playing and hunting with slingshots and a bow and arrow. The lessons he learned helped him years later during imprisonment and interrogation by the Khmer Rouge. He is among survivors who have shared their stories with Baylor researchers.

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USC Annenberg Student Journalists, KQED’s The California Report Publish Joint Investigation

A new series marking the first 100 days of the Trump administration, featuring work by USC Annenberg graduate journalism students, will launch Friday on The California Report Magazine, KQED’s statewide public radio program.







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