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Video: What We’re Missing in the Debate about Immigration

Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind?

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: An Affront To Justice

Amidst our grim, slow slide into a police state where almost no one is safe comes a new report showing ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants at courthouses in New York state have … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jodie Evans: What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan Delivering Support to Asylum Seekers on the U.S. Border

From the individual stories, we saw the systems of oppression and the effects of the war economy and wondered what kind of world we live in that we treat other human beings this way.

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Maya Srikrishnan and Adriana Heldiz: Border Report

The Long Simmering Tensions That Led to the Border Shutdown: Understanding the desperation of the people who are fleeing violence and corruption in Central America is an essential part of … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Amnesty International: Twenty-Nine Families Ordered Released from Dilley Detention Center

WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary move, twenty-nine families seeking a better life have been ordered released from the South Texas Family Residential Center in the town of Dilley, including Gloria … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jenne’ Andrews: Donald Trump’s Long Train of Abuses and Usurpations

The unspeakable anguish which the rogue president is personally perpetrating on refugee children and parents on our southwestern border is only the most recent egregious and intolerable of his sins … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Scent of Geranium

. There’s no denying that we’re living in a defining cultural moment. A war of ideas is taking place on many fronts and fundamental principles once considered secure are being … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Monument/Monumento

. At Friendship Park, a unique meeting place along the US–Mexico border, family members and loved ones from both countries can see and speak to each other through a meshed … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Marcelo Rochabrun: Will Trump Kill the Dream for These Immigrants?

With the president reportedly at the point of canceling DACA, some of its 800,000 beneficiaries describe what they gained — and now fear losing — from the program. Marco Guajardo … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Erik Rosen: Leaving Brooklyn

Camphor apartments, creaky stairs and cockroaches, shaky elevators that smelled of cigars and sweat, parking lots with breaking waves of shattered glass, Playboys stacked in hidden stashes on rooftops, small … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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