Girolama Bui and the darned P7 gene

WWJLD: What Would John Locke Do?

Greetings, everyone!

Recently, there has been a lot of media attention focused on immigration, citizenship, the DREAM Act, and what qualifies as being “American.” Undoubtedly, much of this press was inspired by Independence Day celebrations, but I hope the holiday does not overshadow the political fireworks spurred by the legislative crackdowns on undocumented immigrants in Georgia, Alabama, Utah, and Arizona. While I do not intend to engage in any form of advocacy here, I believe the new state immigration laws, television specials, such as
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Which Way Home: Uncovering the Motivations of Undocumented Immigrants

Since I began my research of undocumented immigrants late last year, I was under the impression that the greater part of young, undocumented children arrive in the United States in the company of their parents or another guardian (presumably related by blood). Perhaps this was the result of my fairly sheltered upbringing: my parents were wary of allowing me to cross our quiet suburban street by myself before age eight, let alone allow me to traverse the entire length of a country.

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