President Obama recently announced that some 6,000 inmates in US jails would be getting released early. It's part of the administration's drive to adjust federal drug penalties, and ease prison overcrowding. But more than 750 of these prisoners aren't US citizens, and that puts them at risk of deportation.
Refugee students may lose critical support services that help them adjust to life in the U.S. because federal funds are instead set to be diverted to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children at the border.
As new refugees from places like Burma, Bhutan and the Congo struggle to gain a foothold in the U.S., an urban gardening experiment in Chicago’s Albany Park is providing not just food, but ‘spiritual happiness.’