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November 3, 2021
Medical Translation Without Trust
Finding a translator in medical settings was difficult enough before the pandemic, but now the solutions come with additional problems.
October 22, 2021
When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border
Last year, immigration policy adviser Stephen Miller proposed sending a quarter of a million troops to the US-Mexico border to completely seal it off from would-be migrants.
October 12, 2021
America’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants
Recent images of Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians have sparked outrage, but the US has been rounding up, detaining, and deporting asylum seekers from Haiti for decades.
October 5, 2021
Anthony Veasna So’s Portraits of Diaspora
His posthumous collection
is part of a new wave of writing on the cultural memory and historical traumas of Southeast Asian immigrants.
September 29, 2021
With draconian policies still in place, immigration attorneys are turning to cutting-edge technology to help those at risk of deportation or detention.
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September 24, 2021
Daniel Foote’s Resignation Resounds Like Thunder
The departing special envoy to Haiti undiplomatically tells the truth about US policy.
September 23, 2021
Biden Wasn’t Elected to Scold Racist Border Agents—He Was Elected to Stop Them
The White House bears full responsibility for the Border Patrol agents caught whipping Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border.
August 30, 2021
I’m a Legal Asylum Seeker. Why Can’t I Work?
Trump-era regulations are forcing asylum seekers like me to beg for help.
August 20, 2021
The Groundbreaking Decision That Just Struck a Blow to Our Racist Immigration Laws
Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed a law making it a felony to reenter the US after being deported. Now a judge has found it too racist to be allowed.
August 9, 2021
The Anti-Asian Roots of Today’s Anti-Immigrant Politics
Long before Trump, politicians on the country’s West Coast mobilized a white working-class base through violent hate of Chinese and Japanese immigrants.