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Immigration reform has a real chance of passing, and the nativist right
is furious.

The case for a human rights-based opposition to the Patriot Act.

Women seeking refuge in the United States receive a cold welcome.

NYC's media have been looking into allegations of far more consequential transgressions.

It's hard to resist the misery of V.S. Naipaul's late fiction, hard not to surrender to its bleak and wary authority.

In no literature in the world has the immigrant novel been more varied, more original, more persistent than in ours--and this for the most obvious of reasons.

The reviewer's galley of Natasha, David Bezmozgis's short-story collection about a Russian émigré family in Toronto, begins with words not from the writer but the publisher.

Now that a summerlong Homeland Security crackdown along the Arizona border is concluding, the results are in and they spell lethal failure.

For most of his half-century-long career, Samuel Huntington, professor of government at Harvard, has made a point of telling the US ruling elite what it has most wanted to hear.

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Now that Obama has given up trying to appease the GOP, why he is considering weakening a law intended to protect immigrant children from trafficking and violence?

July 4, 2014

A heightened credible fear standard would particularly impact immigrants who are detained at the border and subjected to “expedited removal."

June 3, 2014

Hundreds of thousands have fled dictatorship—only to face trafficking, exploitation and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.

April 11, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

A decision by US Border Patrol this week “effectively gives a license to kill Latinos on both sides of the border,” according to activists.

November 6, 2013

The nine transnational activists are hoping for a humanitarian return to the United States and are now organizing detainees to halt deportations.

July 23, 2013

Polluters in the Northern Hemisphere have long exploited the resources of countries in the South, which will now feel the effects of environmental catastrophe more accutely.

March 4, 2013

A closer look at Kathleen Parker's take on the idea of a 'full-blooded' American president and the crisis of American identity.

October 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

As Colbert showed at the House immigration hearing, when he’s in character, he’s really about Washington’s character.

September 25, 2010