Andrea is 10, and she speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and a dialect of Guatemalan. At least, that's what she thinks. Andrea speaks none of those languages fluently, even after years in her school's English-only immersion program. Why doesn't it work for her? And what can we do better? Fronteras reporter Devin Browne spent five years following Andrea, and reports on the ups and downs of an education tactic seen first-hand through a child's eyes.
When Arizona's SB 1070 was passed to crack down on illegal immigration, some immigrants fled the state. But SB 1070 also affected their children. A recent study showed more high school students were living without their parents. After SB 1070 passed, they were living alone, or with friends and relatives. How else did SB 1070 change the lives of Arizona's youth? And how did it affect them emotionally? Why were so many afraid to talk to the study's researchers? Also, what other changes should we expect to see with anti-migrant laws spreading to other states?