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Immigration reform news and analysis from The Nation
September 12, 2019
Trump’s Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights
Current policy makes a painful line of work even harder, but these attorneys aren’t giving up.
August 23, 2019
President Trump Has Legalized Concentration Camps
The administration’s new rules will eviscerate key features of the landmark 1997
decision, which mandates protections for immigrant children.
August 15, 2019
Immigration Is for Rich People
The Trump administration’s public charge rule treats noncitizens as a commodity—but their status was always for sale.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
August 14, 2019
Don’t Let the Trump Administration Rewrite Emma Lazarus
The Statue of Liberty poem “The New Colossus” was written as a radical call to welcome all immigrants—not just the wealthy and connected.
August 14, 2019
‘We Were Treated Like Dirt’: A Visa Program Exploits Student Workers
With the J-1 visa, employers can skirt safety protections and avoid paying benefits.
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July 25, 2019
A Call to Put an End to Inhumane Conditions at the Border
An open letter by Ariel Dorfman, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Byrne, Neil Gaiman, Khaled Hosseini, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Wayétu Moore, Reza Aslan, and more.
June 28, 2019
Yes, 2020 Democrats Are Ready to Fight Trump on Immigration
With a focus on immigration policy, Thursday’s Democratic primary debate was held largely on terms that presidential candidate Julián Castro had defined the night before.
June 26, 2019
Democrats Confront the Horror at the Border
Lawmakers want to deliver aid to migrant children. Can they do so without helping Trump expand the detention system?
June 10, 2019
‘“Are You Illegal?” I Will Never Forget Those Words.’
A young woman, brought to the US as a baby and abandoned and abused by her parents, struggles to gain status and stay in her beloved Bronx.
April 24, 2019
What Would an Open-Borders World Actually Look Like?
Borders have turned the American Southwest, the Mediterranean, and countless other areas of our world into unnecessary graveyards for migrants. It’s time for a new way.