Articles written by: Elisa Lagos

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The Border Project: Defying danger, immigrants flow into U.S.

Elisa Lagos reports from the Mexico/Arizona border trail.

Abused immigrant women use art to help heal
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Abused immigrant women use art to help heal

The painting was actually a collage created by 8 women, who used the vibrant colors and figures to express their violent pasts and promising futures.

Demonstrators call for immigration reform in D.C.
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Demonstrators call for immigration reform in D.C.

Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to call on President Obama and Congress to enact immigration reform.

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Homeless Iraq War vet begs for change on subway

There are more than 200,000 veterans living on streets and in shelters across the country. Many of those veterans also suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental illness that affects people exposed to extreme violence.

Bilingual education imperative to many NYC schools
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Bilingual education imperative to many NYC schools

In this bilingual class, at the children are taught shapes, colors and numbers in English and their native languages. The program is one of hundreds of government-funded initiatives in New York City to help teach English to children who do not speak the language.

NYC Marathon: A South Bronx fan
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NYC Marathon: A South Bronx fan

Nydia Nieves stands in front of the Mitchel Housing Projects in the South Bronx every year to cheer on the marathon runners. Her shouts of “Go baby, go!” and “You can do it!” could be heard from across the street.

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The Forgotten Navajo: Housing crisis

The housing crisis in Navajo Nation is at devastating proportions.

In healthcare debate, economy trumps race
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In healthcare debate, economy trumps race

Leaning against a table in a small, crowded room in Harlem, Janice Williams watched as President Obama spoke last night about his plan to reform healthcare. Williams, a retiree from Harlem, stood alongside nearly 50 other area residents who gathered at the Harlem Center for Change at Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 132 street, to hear the President’s speech. The people […]