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Lornet Turnbull: What Happens When a Person Is Deported?

A new guide provides resources to help those being returned to their countries of origin.

February 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

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?

September 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Claudia Castro Luna: To the Children Seeking Asylum in the U.S — This is my Wish for You

“That your days may soon change, that the love your parents and relatives feel for you glow inside you to give you strength.” Dear Children Seeking Asylum in the U.S., … Continue reading

December 11, 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

David Ades: Fairy Tale

Once there was a room, a house. Once there was a family, all threaded lives, there were books and learning,   photographs, happy memories. Once there was a path, a … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Anthony Ciotoli: Camp

A friend of mine recently returned from working at a Syrian refugee camp in Greece. He can barely speak of his experience. All he can say is he feels he … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: We are now in a Brexit World

Here’s an unavoidable fact: we are now in a Brexit world. We are seeing the first signs of a major fragmentation of this planet that, until recently, the cognoscenti were … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deindustrialization, Depopulation, and the Refugee Crisis

Originally posted on Working-Class Perspectives:
The refugee crisis facing Western nations has begun to peak both demographically and politically. The United Nations has reported that more than 6.5 million Syrians…

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Germany does the right thing for Syrian refugees and for the German economy

On the surface it seems inconsistent that the same country, Germany, that submitted Greece to such harsh punishment is opening its arms so generously to Syrian refugees, agreeing to take … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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