Alexandra Starr

Alexandra Starr is an Emerson fellow at the New American Foundation. 

Alexandra Starr appears in the following:

Even If Chicago 'Black Site' Story Is A Stretch, It Stirred Up Bad Memories

Friday, February 27, 2015

While The Guardian's report on an alleged Chicago police "black site" has been challenged by other media, it recalls the "bad old days" of police torture under ex-commander Jon Burge.


An Unlikely Alliance Fights HIV In The Bronx's Afro-Honduran Diaspora

Friday, February 06, 2015

Thousands of Garifuna people — Hondurans of African descent — live in New York City. A doctor there is reaching out to Garifuna faith healers to test and treat members of that community who have HIV.


For Some Immigrants, Temporary Life In U.S. Can Mean A Long Stay

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A little-known program allows some immigrants to stay in the U.S. when a disaster strikes their home country. Designed to be short-term, Temporary Protected Status can sometimes last for many years.


Parents Issue Cry for Help with Common Core Math Homework

Monday, January 05, 2015

As Common Core math has become a punchline for comedians like Louis C.K., New York City parents who want to help their kids with homework are desperately seeking guidance.
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New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

Monday, December 08, 2014

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.


From NYC's International Schools, Lessons For Teaching Unaccompanied Minors

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Schools around the U.S. are struggling to accommodate the influx of children from Central America. These schools have been helping students from around the world adjust and learn for years.


Basketball Prep Schools: A World Of Their Own, And Recruiting Worldwide

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Many promising high school basketball players don't attend traditional schools; instead, they play for "prep schools" exempt from the usual rules. One of these schools — Our Savior New American on Long Island — draws players from around the world.


For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.


Immigration Program Fails To Attract Eligible Applicants

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Immigrants who dropped out of high school are eligible for the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals program simply by participating in a GED program or taking other classes. The new federal program offers young undocumented immigrants temporary legal status and protection from deportation.


A Murder of One Immigrant Unexpectedly Opens Door for Another

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Immigration reform is in the headlines these days, fanning optimism among many undocumented immigrants and their families. Four and a half years ago, however, a much more sober immigration story seized national attention, when a group of teenagers killed the Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue, Long Island. They later admitted they attacked him because of his ethnicity.

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For Minorities Hardest Hit by 9/11, A Queens Support Group Brings Comfort

Thursday, September 08, 2011

On a recent evening, 19 Latino immigrants who worked on the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero squeezed into the office of Queens-based psychotherapist Jaime Carcamo. He is a proponent of so-called exposure therapy, when patients describe in detail the memories that haunt them.