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Public News Service - AR: Immigrant

Researchers estimate more than 1 million children were missed in the U.S. population count for the 2010 Census. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas households can fill out their 2020 Census form online or by phone; that's the message children's advocacy groups want residents to know as the coronavirus pandemic stalls door-to-door outreach efforts. Every uncounted Arkansan means less money for the state - for ever

In 2014, immigrants in northwest Arkansas contributed more than $3 billion to the region's economy. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The COVID-19 pandemic is making efforts to ensure immigrants in the state are all accounted for in the 2020 Census more difficult. Immigrant families accounted for 42% of Northwest Arkansas' population growth between 2009 and 2014, according to a report from the nonprofit rese

A new report shows that fewer children are signed up for health coverage in Arkansas and across the country. (Pixabay)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After a decade of steady improvement, the number of children with health insurance is dropping, in Arkansas and across the nation. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that nationwide, the number of kids without health coverage

Arkansas was the latest state to experience ICE raids in recent months, with Tennessee and Ohio seeing similar raids and detainment of people suspecting of having illegal status. (Twenty20)

ALMA, Ark. – Several families in Arkansas this week are living without loved who face charges of immigration violations after a raid in a factory in Alma. At least 28 people were taken into custody, but the women were later released. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement served the war

Border Patrol agents detain a group of unaccompanied Central American children shortly after they crossed the border into the United States. (vichinterland/iStockphoto)

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Immigrant activists are criticizing members of the Arkansas congressional delegation for their opposition to converting a facility near Hot Springs into a shelter for immigrant children. Federal officials recently inspected the abandoned Ouachita Job Corps Center site to

Arkansas' uninsured rate for Hispanic children is comparable to the national average, but double the rate for children overall in the state. (Octavio Lopez/morguefile)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas could be doing a better job of reaching out to Latino families to get health insurance for their kids. That's one finding in a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Arkansas' uninsured rate for Hispanic children is 11 percent, comp

Leticia Reta is an undocumented immigrant living in Little Rock. She says for many years she was married to a man who beat her, but was afraid to leave because he threatened to have her deported. PHOTO courtesy of Reta.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There are a lot of immigrant women in the United States who are abused, but afraid to say anything because they could be deported. Leticia Reta of Little Rock used to be one of those women, but she's not any more. Reta came to the U.S. two decades ago, and for years was married

Oscar Perez is in the U.S. without permission, but since coming to this country at 17 he's built a life and business that presently employs three. PHOTO of Oscar and his children at home, courtesy of Amanda Perez.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Behind all the immigration debates and statistics are real people, such as Amanda Paris Perez. Perez was born and raised in Rogers and still lives there, taking care of her two young children and helping her husband, Oscar, run a small construction firm. Oscar slipped i

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