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Refugees news and analysis from The Nation
March 8, 2021
Why Do Humans Move?
A new history examines how migration has been the rule of history, not the exception.
December 28, 2020
The Groundbreaking Honesty of Joe Sacco’s Comics Journalism
His decades-long project of reportage in graphic form works like oral history—bearing witness to the historical traumas of his subjects.
November 9, 2020
Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Say They Face Violent Persecution Upon Deportation
Immigrant rights advocates allege that ICE detainees are being coerced, sometimes violently, into signing their own removal papers and returned to a country that is arresting and beating them.
September 24, 2020
Ilhan Omar Pushes Back Against the Desperate Racist Politics of Trump’s ‘Cult-Like’ Rallies
The president is mounting a xenophobic divide-and-conquer campaign that seeks to win Minnesota and, with it, the 2020 election.
September 23, 2020
Fascism Is the Core of Trump’s Message
Shooting journalists, he says, is a “beautiful thing,” his fans have “good genes,” refugees are dangerous, and his political opponents should be prosecuted.
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September 15, 2020
Refugees Face Fire and Terror in Greece
Burned out of their homes, they now confront tear gas from police, beatings by fascists, and threats of imprisonment by the government.
June 26, 2020
‘I Got Nicer Everything,’ Says Man Who Ruins All He Touches
The CDC head says the pandemic has “brought the nation to its knees.” Meanwhile, Trump is talking about his hair.
June 3, 2020
Could Covid-19 Mean the End of Asylum Law in the United States?
“Public health” fears are being used to keep out asylum seekers and immigrants—will they ever be let back in?
May 18, 2020
‘An Experience I Wouldn’t Wish My Worst Enemy to Undergo’
In ICE detention for more than two years, a man from Cameroon pens a plea for mercy.
April 21, 2020
Refugees in the Time of Covid-19
Fleeing gangs and stalked by violence, thousands of asylum-seekers trapped in Mexico now face the pandemic.