“The asylum system is a rejection of anything that disrupts American universalism. It’s kicking people out who offer an alternative view of the world.”
Railroads—in the Jim Crow South just as in today’s Ukraine—employ physical infrastructure to create racial divisions.
For decades, undocumented Americans have been asked to tell their stories, in the hopes that this would galvanize political change. Did it work?
“One of my objectives in writing the book was a plea to immigrants to not become settlers.”
“Are there ways in which Black North Americans connected to places and things that were outside of the world we thought they were in?”
Whether tracking a migrant traveling thousands of miles or someone on parole at home, carceral tech is reaching into all walks of life.
“Borders continue to gather life’s promises, even when walls and checkpoints brutally divide nations and societies.”
In the 1960s, Chicago’s white neighborhoods didn’t want Mexican Americans moving in. But one determined real estate broker changed everything.
Teach the history of colonization and decolonization—for this is the best antidote to the venom of exclusion and racism that threatens France.
Design can lift some communities. But it can also subject others to live precariously, often at the same time.
COVID-19 highlights how the global order is built on, and excels in, closing the path of migrants unjustly.
The family portrait is part of the immigrant tradition. An establishing shot for family history, they remind us of who we come from, who we love.
Empathy will not close the refugee camps, nor will it aid refugees. So what will?
How can migrants speak? And what can listening to them reveal about the system of national sovereignty, the persistence of legal exclusion, and the longing for home?
In painting immigrants, George W. Bush seeks to ingratiate himself with the American public. But his crimes must be remembered.
Some Mexican filmmakers now mirror global stereotypes about Mexico’s violence, which make the films legible for international liberal audiences.
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
Since all data can now be used for immigration enforcement, universities cannot assume that collecting data on their students is safe.
In 2019, immigration crimes represented almost 60 percent of all federal prosecutions. Yet the racism of the underlying laws may be their undoing.
Why do women and feminized people flee Central America? What do they find when they reach the United States?