Dynamic Diaspora: Women and Immigration

Deportation of Mothers in Iowa Tests Local Charity

A 2008 immigration raid in Iowa separated women from their children through arrest and deportation with, some say, the children's fate left to chance. An immigration official refutes that, saying women with children were released on humanitarian grounds.

For Street Vendor, Another Holiday in Shadows

In New York City, a food vendor celebrates her 20th Christmas without the documentation she needs to visit family back in Mexico. To her, the warm rice and hot tamales that she cooks and sells preserve the cultural connection every day.