Undocumented and unreported
Undocumented and unreported
Sylvia Oben— Many immigrants are fearful to admit they have been victims of a crime, mainly because they believe they will be deported from the U.S. if they file a report. One mother feared for not only herself, but also of leaving behind her children. Nereyda Santos, 34, is...
Latinas face barriers to mental health treatment
Latinas face barriers to mental health t
By Jennifer Patiño — Latinos, regardless of immigration status, encounter various barriers to seeking mental health treatment. These barriers impacting Latinos as a group include affordability, transportation, lack of resources in their community and scarcity of Spanish speaking...
The emotional toll of being undocumented
The emotional toll of being undocumented
By Jennifer Patiño — Maria, 42 and Esmeralda, 35 are both undocumented women facing mental health challenges. Maria has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. She has been hospitalized four times as a result of suicide attempts and post-partum depression. She is...
Life lessons
Life lessons
By Jan Peña-Davis — “Thank you for coming today,” was my daily greeting to my class of high school juniors and seniors at Roberto Clemente Community Academy in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. I know that the simple of act of getting to school requires enormous...
Undocumented, Unlicensed
Undocumented, Unlicensed
By Mari Barrera – I uphold my privileges as a U.S citizen because to me they are a reminder of my parents’ struggle to cross the border, start a new life and give my family the American Dream. It is a reminder as well of the years they endured struggling through courses and...