Alexandra Starr

Alexandra Starr is currently working as a reporter at NPR.  

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Supporters Aim To Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When a child is adopted by a U.S. citizen, they become a U.S. citizen. But that process didn't become automatic until 2000, and adoptees that had aged into adulthood were excluded.


Standards For Child Migrants Could Force Detention Centers To Close

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Obama administration has detained thousands of immigrant women and children, but that could soon change. A court case is challenging whether it is ever legal to hold children for long periods.


Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.


Desilicious: A Bollywood Bash And A Safe Haven

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Since 2002, LGBT South Asians have regularly gathered in New York City for this blowout dance party. Attendees welcome the chance to be open about their sexuality and embrace their heritage.


Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance scene.


A Lesser-Known Human Trafficking Problem: Teenage Basketball Players

Monday, April 06, 2015

There is a lot of money to be made in bringing underage kids to the U.S. and trying to make them the next Kobe. But what happens to the rest of them?


In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

Monday, March 30, 2015

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.


When Hoop Dreams Become Nightmares

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The demand for college basketball talent in the U.S. has led to human trafficking in countries like Nigeria. Alexandra Starr reports on a Nigerian teenager who got caught up in it.

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Starbucks Faces Criticism Over 'Race Together' Campaign

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Starbucks launched its campaign this week to spur a conversation around race. But despite criticism across social media, some Starbucks customers in New York City seem open to the discussion.


Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many New York public housing residents once trusted the police who patrolled their communities. Since an officer killed an unarmed man in public housing, some are pressing to change police tactics.


Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Alley Ene was 17 when a basketball scout brought him to the U.S. Ene dreamed of earning a college scholarship; two years later, he was off the court and homeless. This is his story.


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.