U.S. Border Patrol Agents Enforce Border Security in Texas' Rio Grande Valley

Immigration: Will Congress Act in 2017?

The debate over U.S. immigration — both documented and undocumented — is heating up becauseof the presidential campaign and continued partisan deadlock in Congress on the issue. Both major party candidates and many congressional leaders promise a fresh start on immigration legislation in 2017, particularly in the wake of the Supreme Court’s June ruling that blocked President Obama’s 2014 executive action that would have shielded millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The two political parties, however, still differ

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Restorative Justice in Schools

Restorative Justice

 

CQ Researcher

Can it help victims and rehabilitate criminals?

As calls for criminal justice reform grow louder, some social workers, religious leaders and legal experts want to expand the use of an alternative, non-punitive system of justice for cases ranging from student conflicts to assaults involving adults. They say that “restorative justice,” through “peace circles,” mediation and other methods, promotes conciliation and remediation by bringing offenders, victims and

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Student Homelessness

Frederick Magazine

Community Supports Students in Need

Abbey couldn’t hold back the tears as she made her way through the hallway between classes at Tuscarora High School. The 18-year-old was tired, stressed and emotionally exhausted, having started her senior year sleeping most nights in the SUV she had purchased from waiting tables. Friends occasionally stayed the night with her.

During much of the previous two years, Abbey (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) had bounced around friends’ and families’

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