By Megan Walsh
May 14, 2012
The Pulse is a weekly roundup of interesting reads. Delivered fresh every Monday.
Revisions for an Alternate VAWA Bill Threaten Immigrant Women
Congress passed an alternate bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA Bill, which includes provisions that threaten protections towards immigrant women, their children, and other marginalized communities.
Child Immigration on the Rise
The border area has recently seen a considerable rise in the amount of children refugees from Central America. Many flee gang violence and poverty or seek to be reunited with their parents in the United States.
Colleges Examine Policies for Undocumented Students
Certain colleges lead the way in providing admission and financial assistance to students regardless of their status.
US Officials Accused of Human Rights Violations
The ACLU has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security citing numerous cases of mistreatment towards US citizens and legal immigrants along the Mexican border.
Removal of Children from Undocumented Parents Violation of Intl. Human Rights Law
The human rights organization the Latino Policy Coalition has filed a complaint with the UN stating that, in removing children from their undocumented parents, the United States violates 6 articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Artist Provokes Discussion of Immigrant Labor in Beverly Hills
Street artist Ramiro Gomez erected cardboard cutouts of domestic laborers to spark discussion and highlight the immigrants who work in affluent neighborhoods.