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Refugees news and analysis from The Nation
September 28, 2022
We Like the Idea of Asylum Seekers, but Not the Real Thing
The 12-foot-tall puppet of a Syrian refugee has been welcomed in New York and around the world. Real refugees? Not so much.
August 17, 2022
Recent Migrant Deaths Highlight the Danger of Deterrence
Deterrence is a failed strategy for reducing migration—while driving up the number of migrants who die trying to come to the United States.
Gaby Del Valle
July 18, 2022
Edafe Okporo’s Manifesto for the Migrant
A conversation with the activist and writer about his new book
and the intersections of oppression that face LGBTQ migrants and refugees.
June 6, 2022
How Fox News Distorts the Truth About Asylum
The right-wing media and politicians show zero sympathy for the refugees at our border.
May 19, 2022
Anti-War Activists Are Facing a Moral Dilemma
In the face of war’s atrocities, the tyranny of the immediate can be overwhelming—even for those committed to peace.
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May 2, 2022
The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela
Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime.
April 28, 2022
Why So Many Ukrainians Are Returning Home
Many Ukrainian men leave little behind when they head back.
April 27, 2022
Aleksandar Hemon on What’s Different About the War in Ukraine
A conversation with the author about nationalism, displacement, and the importance of dancing.
March 24, 2022
The Racism and Incoherence of the World’s Asylum Systems
The humane response to Ukrainian refugees shows that a radical new path for caring for the vulnerable is possible.
March 18, 2022
Poles Have Opened Their Arms to Ukrainians—but Will It Last?
The kindness of strangers won’t create the resources needed to shelter millions of refugees. Poland needs help.