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Kids in Crisis: The surge of unaccompanied immigrant children to the border

A humanitarian crisis of epic proportion is unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border. Since October of last year 52,000 children have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol after crossing into the U.S. without family members.

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A Last Will and Testament: The Freedom Riders' enduring legacy

At a time when there seems to be deepening conflict over the meaning of freedom, I invite readers to take the opportunity this Independence Day to reflect upon the sacrifices made by the Freedom Riders in 1964.

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The KIDS COUNT Gulf South: Children in the region continue not to count much!

In recent years, scholars and policy-makers have developed alternative measures of "poverty" that look at a range of issues in measuring human well-being beyond the simpler economic "poverty line."

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[NEW!] JustSouth Quarterly Summer 2014

This issue includes articles about the KIDS COUNT Index in the Gulf South, Catholic Social Thought and wages, the surge of unaccompanied immigrant children to the border, and a look at the endurance of white supremacy.

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"We Belong to Each Other": Forgetting Our Oneness at a Town Hall Meeting

Immigrant workers, many undocumented, were essential in rebuilding Lakeview and much of the Gulf Coast after Katrina [1]. I came to the meeting assuming that a neighborhood that had benefited so much from immigrant laborers would be open to the possibility of immigration reform. I was proven wrong.

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Catholic Leaders Agree: Immigrant Families Need a Vote NOW

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J. and 29 Catholic leaders urge Speaker Boehner to keep families together by doing his part to pass immigration reform.

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The Importance of Louisiana Expanding Medicaid

The Louisiana Budget Project shows the number of Louisianans who would benefit from Medicaid expansion by district.

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The Audacity of Hope: What sustains us in the face of injustice?

Facing legislative obstinacy or the "sheer mendacity" of those who fabricate facts or data to maintain exploitation of the least among us, what do people of faith do? What can they do against the odds and against those who are far better funded and often far more numerous?

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Of Tears and Terror: Families Torn Apart By Community Raids in the New Orleans Area

Given the primacy of the family in the spiritual, ethical, social, and emotional formation of children, the unprecedented increase in deportations since President Obama took office is deeply disturbing.

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Jesuit Colleague Killed in Honduras

On Friday, April 11, Jesuits and lay colleagues at two social ministries apostolates in Honduras learned Carlos Mejía Orellana was murdered inside his home. Mejía Orellana worked as the marketing director at Radio Progreso for 14 years.

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