Child casualties of immigration enforcement
Carolyn Moynihan | May 6 2010 | comment  
In stepping up control of immigration American states are putting millions of children at risk of being separated from their parents and entering the US child welfare system -- perhaps permanently, according to a Washington DC advocacy group. This is something to weigh seriously in the intensifying debate over illegal immigrants.

Barcelona: the demographic games
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 24 2010 | comment  
Sorry for the long gap in posts on this blog but following the two-day conference on demography that I attended in Barcelona on the 12th and 13th of March, I was travelling for another week with little access to the internet. Barcelona is an impressive city and the conference equally so. I set out from my homely base in the South Pacific with some preconceptions which were quickly blown apart.

Boyfriend and me, and Felix makes three
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 20 2009 | comment  
A cat has been used as evidence in a British court case that a cohabiting couple had a settled “family life” and therefore a right not to have it disturbed by the deportation of the male partner. No kitting.
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