One of 14 children, freshman Rosee Xiong is continuing her family’s strong educational drive. Four of her older siblings already have graduated from UW–Madison. Photo by Doug Erickson Rosee Xiong barely remembers a day when she didn’t have her fingers on a computer keyboard or some other piece of technology. That youthful passion paid off […]
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Twenty-five years ago, Eagle’s Wing Child Care started with just 26 kids. They played and learned in two converted apartments in Eagle Heights.
Now, Eagle’s Wing is located in the University Apartments Community Center and is licensed to take care of 107 children, ranging from six weeks to 12 years old.
Despite growing up in Madison, Selina Armenta felt culture shock when she first set foot on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as a freshman. “I felt a little intimidated and I felt pressured to perform higher than normal because I felt like sometimes I needed to prove that I was not what people were stereotyping […]
Laura Minero was skeptical about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before she applied for it in 2012. “We essentially (were) handing over all of our information,” said Minero, who was brought to California from Mexico when she was 5. “That could expose our families and whoever we live with.” But Minero, then a graduate student, needed a way to drive lawfully, and didn’t want to keep turning down opportunities to present her research at conferences because she didn’t have a valid ID and couldn’t get on a flight. “I thought it was worth the risk,” she said. So Minero enrolled in DACA — the Obama administration’s executive action that provided work permits and protection from deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to shut down the program on Tuesday.