Protesters marched in support of the DREAM Act in Washington in June 2009.

As school starts up again, undocumented students around the country are concentrating on classes, not deportation proceedings. In August, President Barack Obama’s administration pushed the emphasis of deportations away from students, saying the priority should not be people who came here illegally as children. Undocumented students had lobbied for less pressure, staging sit-ins in politicians’…

U.S. border wall in Neco, Arizona.

After being hit with a machete handle by his stepfather, 14-year-old Isau thought only the United States would provide some relief. Isau is one of tens of thousands of kids passing unaccompanied into the country each year. From toddlers to teenagers, they jump on trains through Mexico or make their way through the desert, the…