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Current Issue

Issue 38, March 2014 – ImmigrationIssue 38 Cover

Immigration is a hot button topic in the United States, and this issue explores it in a way that is accessible, engaging, and humanizing. Immigrants share inspiring, courageous, and sometimes heartbreaking stories of their journeys to the U.S. Non-immigrants provide their perspective as people in “receiving” communities, who are richly affected by new waves of immigrants. Political refugees, economic refugees, and immigrants “following their heart” detail what “pushed” and what “pulled” them to come to the U.S. Heartfelt revelations of parents and children who get separated due to migration or deportation will resonate with readers, as will the stories of parents raising bi-cultural children. Articles, cartoons, charts and graphs explore U.S. immigration policy, citizenship statistics, the rise of immigrant entrepreneurs, and current global migration patterns. We also explore micro and macro issues related to immigrants in the workplace. Home health aides, a meat skinner, a contractor, a farmworker, and many others write about the challenges and opportunities of being immigrant workers. Analytical articles and side bars on everything from labor law to free trade policies provide a larger context. Continue reading


Take a video tour of the new website!

In addition to accessible and engaging stories and non-fiction narratives, the new issue includes nine new articles in audio (from level 3 to level 7). Look for our new grid that shows which Change Agent lessons align with which College and Career Readiness standards.

Listen to a recording of our free webinar on how to use the current issue in the classroom. The theme is immigration, and the webinar will give a tour of the current issue, offer ideas for lessons, and invite teachers to bring the new Call for Articles into their classrooms.

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