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Home Then, Home Now: The Burden of Immigration

As Congress debates immigration reform, children caught in the middle must straddle two worlds.

A Vacation for the Hernándezes

For the first time in their lives Kristian and Danya Hernández move into a college dorm. The two are the only married couple participating together in The New York Times Student Journalism Institute this year.

Nogales Group Offers Food, Clothes and Hope

A husband and wife started the Crossroads Rescue Mission in Nogales, Ariz., in 1995 with a budget of $900. Over a decade later, the mission has grown and dozens of Mexicans cross the border on Saturdays to obtain meals and groceries, something they are not helped with back home.

Border Waiting Time Costs Billions, Report Says

Long and unpredictable waits at border crossings are costing the United States and Mexican governments billions of dollars per year, according to a report on the Mexico-U.S. border by an international border research partnership.

Melanie Dostis

Melanie Dostis started her journalism career at 11, when she created her own monthly newspaper. Now a student at Northeastern University in Boston, she expects to graduate next May.

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