When we fail to respond humanely to refugees, we not only deny their vulnerability, we also deny our own.
Trump’s asylum ban and kangaroo tent courts threaten to destroy a pillar of international humanitarian law. What can we do?
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?
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.
I write to you, Mr. President, from inside
the cell in which you’ve locked the country
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
Aura Bogado: The US is quietly opening shelters for babies and young kids. One has 12 children and no mothers.
One of the infants is just 2 weeks old and was born in the United States, making the child a U.S. citizen in the custody of the federal refugee agency.
Nearly 15,000 unaccompanied minors currently are detained in the U.S.; they’re held in places ranging from tent cities to trailers and shelters, some of which have a history of mistreatment, including forced drugging, sexual assault and physical abuse.
More than 1,500 U.S. citizens spent time in immigration detention between 2007 and 2015. In many cases, they were deported.