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Immigrant communities cross the generational divide together

Immigrants tend to worry about their kids. After all, for many, that’s why they came to the United States. Will the opportunities be there? Will they fit in? Will they fit in too well and abandon their roots?

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Eugene Peba: A Nigerian’s fight for survival and protection

“I thought I was running to save my life from back home, but here it’s a different fight, a different ball game,” Eugene Peba says.

The Migration
Camp photos: Shoutout to CNN’s Palestinian child refugees document their lives

Ahmad Mansour, a 13-year-old Palestinian refugee in Lebanon is viewing life through a different lens in his refugee camp. His is a camera lens.

Culture Shock
Muslim women in France ‘regain’ virginity in clinics

“Many of my patients are caught between two worlds,” said Abecassis. They have had sex already but are expected to be virgins at marriage.

Learning the Language
Coming from Cambodia: 25 years later, gone fishin’

Last year, 23 years after he began, Man was laid off…Finally, after 25 years of living with a language barrier that has kept him from the overwhelming majority of the American population, Man has time to learn English.

Work, Jobs and Money
South Americans use Italy as a passport to opportunity

A strong Brazilian currency, cheap communication and a notoriously loose Italian citizenship law allow . . . [many]to immigrate without much sacrifice.

Problems with Papers
From Africa to Europe alone: Unaccompanied minors in the Canary Islands

What makes this journey even more difficult, as it is for so many other unaccompanied minors, is a complicated legal system that poses a whole new set of challenges when they do make it to Spain’s shores alive.

Family
Adjusting in the U.S.: Ahlam Al-Gertani’s puzzle

“And when I came here my eyes were amazed, there were lights in the streets and everything was clean. But now, even if they give me tons of money I would refuse it! I just want to go back to my family,” she exclaims, playfully pounding her fist on the desk.

Fearing the Law
Mentally detained: Immigrants with mental illnesses fight to stay in the U.S.

The mental illnesses of immigrants like Carlos often take a heavy emotional and financial toll on their families. Click here…

Identity
“Love Exiles” want a choice to live in the U.S.

“My partner cannot get into America,” Healy King explains. “They won’t have her. So I have to stay here because the U.K. will let me stay based on our relationship. People in America don’t know that.”

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