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Deportation Risk Increases Food Insecurity

Any policy that seeks to deport immigrants must have systems in place for children left behind

Sept. 28, 2016

Nearly 3.5 million children of Mexican descent live with an unauthorized immigrant parent; the vast majority of these children are U.S. born citizens, according to data from the Pew Hispanic Center. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that local immigration enforcement policies that seek to apprehend and deport adults, can increase food insecurity risks for Mexican non-citizen households with children. Stephanie Potochnick, assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs, says that any immigration policy that seeks to deport adults must have support systems, such as access to food stamps, in place to help improve outcomes for the children left behind.  Full Story
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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Confucius Institute to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

Sept. 28, 2016

WHAT: The University of Missouri Confucius Institute will celebrate its fifth anniversary during Confucius Week, Sept. 22-27. The Confucius Institute is a non-profit educational organization funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The institute offers services such as training Chinese language instructors, promoting business relationships between the U.S. and China, and providing information and consulting […]  Full Story

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