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Immigration Policy news and analysis from The Nation
September 15, 2021
Global Vaccine Inequity Could Make Migration Harder Than Ever
Migrants are facing even more restrictions in the Covid era—and thanks to lack of vaccine access in lower-income countries, they will be less likely to meet them.
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 13, 2021
Extreme Heat Is Making Farmworkers’ Dangerous Jobs Even Harder
In California, migrant workers in the country on H-2A visas are laboring through heat, atrocious housing, and other afflictions.
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.
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July 30, 2021
New York City’s Radical Proposal for Noncitizen Voting
The “Our City, Our Vote” bill would add almost 1 million new potential voters to the rolls—the largest addition of voters in this country in half a century.
July 29, 2021
What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Viruses?
As in previous pandemics, a rise in xenophobic, nationalistic, and militaristic language has returned amid the Covid-19 crisis.
July 22, 2021
Biden’s New Immigration Plan Is Already Outdated
Migration is a cure for economic crisis—not a cause of it.
July 21, 2021
This New Law Would Be Good for Growers, Bad for Farmworkers
The bill cements in place the existing deep poverty in farmworker communities, and makes it much more difficult for farmworkers to organize.
July 19, 2021
The US Must Prioritize Children’s Safe and Legal Resettlement
This country has made immigration a “security” issue rather than a “humanitarian” issue, painting child migrants as violent threats rather than vulnerable youth.