2012 NAM Women Immigrants Fellowship Stories

Reporting on the intersection of immigration and gender

New America Media's 2012 Women Immigrants Fellowship Program is funded by a grant from Atlantic Philanthropies. NAM's immigration coverage and collaborative reporting projects are also made possible by grants from the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Ford Foundation, The Overbrook Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and by the support of individual donors.

Looking to Mexico for an Alternative to Abortion Clinics
New America Media/The Texas Tribune, News Report, Thanh Tan, Aug 12, 2012

As Texas makes cuts to family planning services for low-income women, some women are crossing into Mexico to buy a drug reputed to cause abortion.

Texas 'Border' Checkpoints Deter Noncitizens Seeking Second-Trimester Abortions
New America Media/The Texas Tribune, News Report, Thanh Tan, Aug 17, 2012

To get to the nearest abortion clinic, women in Texas' Rio Grande Valley who are in their second trimester have to cross an immigration checkpoint.

Years Later, Human Trafficking Survivors at Risk of Re-Exploitation
New America Media/SF Public Press, News Report, Ambika Kandasamy, Aug 22, 2012

The chance for permanent residency and access to federal benefits hinges on cooperating with law enforcement.

Lack of Paid Sick Days for Immigrant Caregivers Risky for U.S. Economy
New America Media/MomsRising.org, News Report, Elisa Batista, Sep 5, 2012

In 145 countries, businesses provide workers with paid sick days. But the United States isn’t one of them.

Immigrant Mothers--Living With a Heart Divided
New America Media/Enlace, News Feature, Norma De la Vega, Sep 22, 2012

As women debate whether they can “have it all,” one group of women has chosen to provide for their families at all costs, even if it means leaving their kids behind.

Don’t Get Carjacked in Maricopa County
New America Media/La Opinión, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Oct 21, 2012

For undocumented crime victims to qualify for a U-visa, where the crime occurs can be as critical as the case itself.

Latina Immigrants: The New Ambassadors of Islam
New America Media/The Muslim Link, News Report, Wendy Diaz, Jan 18, 2013

Latina Muslim women in the United States are now assuming leadership roles in Islamic organizations and leading efforts to spread Islamic teachings in Latin America.