Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

Journalist (California, NATIONAL)
Immigration Reporter for ThinkProgress. Originally from Los Angeles.
Tags: Immigration Process

Links: @estherinDC | (Current as of: March 27, 2015)

She received her B.A. in Psychology and Middle East and Islamic Studies and a M.A. in Psychology from New York University. A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary, Esther is passionate about immigration issues from all sides of the debate. She is also a White House Champion of Change recipient. Esther is originally from Los Angeles, CA.



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Meet 2 Central American Refugee Kids Who Are Stuck In The U.S. Immigration System

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
April 21, 2016
Beginning next month, the federal government will change a rule in its visa guidelines that would leave kids like David and Alex stuck in limbo — potentially for years — as they wait to apply for green cards to stay in the country legally.

News Story

Why It’s So Hard To Get Migrant Kids In Rural Minnesota Through Immigration Court

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
June 8, 2015
Article that talks about the difficulties for migrant children to get access to the court system in Minnesota.

News Story

Migrant Woman Attempted Suicide Minutes After Realizing She Can’t Afford Her Own Release

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
March 12, 2015
Officials are set to release a 27-year-old Honduran mother who attempted suicide minutes after officials gave her the choice between paying a $5,000 bond or remaining in an detention center.

News Story

Workers Sue Bakery They Allege Made Them Work 90 Hours A Week As Indentured Servants

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
ThinkProgress
March 20, 2015
A new lawsuit alleges that a bakery exploited the E-2 visa program and forced employers to work 13 hour days for minimal pay.



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