Reading Time: 15 minutes A look at how things like the Chinese Exclusion Act, eugenics, and white America’s desire for racial purity have historically been far worse than what we are seeing today — at least so far.
Reading Time: 4 minutes America’s newest arrivals bring degrees, job skills, and fluency in English, a new study shows.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the past 11 years, Emilio Gutierrez has been on a roller coaster — detained two times and threatened with deportation, then given reprieves.
Reading Time: 12 minutes A look at the existing border walls and borderlands between the US and Mexico, and the unique landscape they have created.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Do ICE agents who penned a letter requesting a separation from the agency want to distance themselves from Trump’s policies, or is this claim a case of media overreach?
Reading Time: 8 minutes The Trump administration’s decision to block extending the temporary immigration status of hundreds of thousands of people living in the US threatens to turn lives upside down. The final decision on whether the administration’s orders stand is currently being fought in the courts and Congress.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Global migration is a huge problem. In order for nations to deal with it effectively and humanely, its root causes and historical lineage must be understood.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US can feel a little more secure today. On July 19, US Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) successfully removed Marta Rodriguez from our shores. Marta came to this country more than a decade ago with the criminal aim of earning enough money as a nanny to send $600 a month back to Honduras to Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many US cable news pundits are saying that the Trump administration’s immigrant family separation policy is “not who we are.” It’s a nice thought, but unfortunately it doesn’t comport with history or reality.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s decision to spare immigrant families the pain and trauma of separation is an insincere, opportunistic method of keeping intact a morally indefensible policy.
Reading Time: 14 minutes While the spotlight is currently on the trauma of immigrant family separation at the southern border, Americans are unfortunately unaware of their own sad history regarding the disenfranchisement and racial bias toward non-white migrants.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Anyone who thinks people just brave the border hazards for the heck of it pays no attention to historical causation — in particular the role the US has played over the decades propping up right-wing dictators throughout South and Central America.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Trump administration and allied news outlets are rallying disenchanted whites around the idea that Hispanics are to blame for their position in society. Their rhetoric and actions send a clear message: Brown people are not welcome here.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s day three of the first government shutdown of the Trump administration. The big issues on the table: DACA, chain migration, and the border wall.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The fate of tens of thousands of families hangs in the balance ahead of a crucial Department of Homeland Security decision Monday that could result in the mass deportation of legal immigrants.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In the wake of a national tragedy, we often hear politicians insisting the other side not “politicize” the event. Having national debates can be hard, but should there be limitations to what can be discussed and when?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Many of the reasons why Americans want to keep Syrian refugees out of the US will sound particularly familiar to the Vietnamese boat people who have heard it all before and proved the critics wrong.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Our current national leaders consider desperate people who risked their lives by crossing burning deserts in search of a better future to be criminals. But would deporting them be committing a worse crime?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Influential forces are trying to rewrite history. Their work is made easy when leaders like Barack Obama and Ben Carson are referring to slaves as “immigrants.”
Reading Time: 2 minutes The failure of immigration policy, the triumph of rhetoric over policy, has resulted in 2.1 million children, the so called “dreamers,” whose lives are frozen.