Michael Simms: What Holds Us Together Keeps Us Apart
The dirty child at our border
who walked 500 miles
sharing a pair of shoes
with her brother
Karen J. Greenberg: While Rome Burns, Trump Gets What He’s Always Wanted
In unsettling ways, the crisis is working for him as previously untenable policy options are becoming essential to curtailing the coronavirus.
Rebecca Gordon: Torture’s Legacy
If one administration can get away with confining detainees in coffinlike boxes and torturing them in myriad other ways, why shouldn’t a later one go unpunished for, to take but one example, putting migrant children in cages?
Regina Schwartz: Immigration | “Loving Justice”
When we fail to respond humanely to refugees, we not only deny their vulnerability, we also deny our own.
Julia Paley: The End of Asylum?
Trump’s asylum ban and kangaroo tent courts threaten to destroy a pillar of international humanitarian law. What can we do?
Miranda Cady Hallett: How climate change is driving emigration from Central America
Considering that wealthier countries pollute more but are often shielded from the worst effects, how can responsibility be assigned for the harms of climate change? And more importantly, what is to be done?
Video: Pia Klemp — Why I fight for Solidarity
Captain Pia Klemp and the ships she commands have saved over 14,000 people in distress at sea, but today she and nine crew members have been charged with “aiding and abetting illegal immigration to Italy” and face up to 20 years in prison.
Chard deNiord: Open Letter to the President from a Citizen, August 21, 2019
I write to you, Mr. President, from inside
the cell in which you’ve locked the country
Rebecca Gordon: How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis
Donald Trump would rather demonize desperate people than deploy the resources needed to attend to their claims in a timely way — or in any way at all.
Mario Garcia: More Central American migrants take shelter in churches, recalling 1980s sanctuary movement
To avoid arrest, thousands of Central Americans have taken shelter in churches, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement considers sensitive locations where officers should be hesitant to make arrests.
Karen J. Greenberg: No Fairy Tale
The Trump administration has taken a giant step in trying to abolish the very idea of human rights as a part of the country’s identity.
Andrew J. Bacevich: The Great Reckoning
From our present vantage point, it seems clear that, by 2019, the United States had passed a point of no return. In retrospect, this was the moment when indications of things gone fundamentally awry should have become unmistakable
Harry Blain: American Concentration Camps
When human beings are framed as a national security threat, barbed wire is the next logical step. But unlike during the Japanese internment, today there’s high-level political resistance.
Ginger Thompson: A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children
With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”