Alexandra Starr is an Emerson fellow at the New American Foundation.
Alexandra Starr appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.