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Caring for children after immigration raids

Compassion | What happened to the children of immigrants arrested in Mississippi?
by Charissa Koh
Posted 8/14/19, 04:21 pm

A large-scale immigration raid on seven food processing plants in Mississippi last week sparked concerns about the welfare of the children of the 680 adults arrested. The raid took place on Wednesday, the first day of school, and reports circulated that children were coming home to find their parents gone. I called sources on the ground in Mississippi to find out what happened and who is taking care of the affected children.

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The incredible shrinking middle class

Economy | Data show positive gains in U.S. income over time
by Charissa Koh
Posted 8/07/19, 04:16 pm

Contrary to claims by those on the far left, including Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, America’s shrinking middle class is nothing to complain about. A recent analysis by Mark Perry at the American Enterprise Institute shows more people are moving up in income, and wealth, not poverty, is diminishing the size of the middle class.

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Woman sentenced to life as a teen goes free

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/07/19, 12:07 pm

As a 16-year-old trafficked runaway, Cyntoia Brown received a life-sentence for killing a 43-year-old man who had picked her up for sex in 2006. On Wednesday, she walked out of prison at age 31 after receiving clemency from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in January. She will remain on parole for 10 years.

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