Immigrants in the United States during the pandemic faced the same discrimination, disenfranchisement, violence, and terror as before—only intensified.
“There is definitely a line between victims and perpetrators. But that line is not essentially determined.”
The pandemic took the health inequalities generated by US imperialism, and made them worse.
Why not redefine our asylum system to accommodate the complex and multiple reasons people flee?
The United States originates in settler colonialism, slavery, empire, and a long history of giving refuge to some while refusing refuge to others.
The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
So long as the state can criminalize movement and eliminate groups deemed undesirable, no one is free.
Introducing a new series to push forward our thinking and action about immigration and borders.
“Just do something. Just do something. Just a very small thing. I’m not an ideological person, really.”
In 20 years, Congress has never passed the DREAM Act. What has been lost in chasing this legislation’s narrow dreams?
Contemporary TV series that take on Latinx life have increasingly embraced the complexity of their subject matter.
Once, abolitionists had to imagine a world without slavery. Can we similarly envision a world where migrants are offered justice?
The United States tears families apart—during slavery, in the wars against indigenous people and the war on drugs, and, today, at the border.
The US imperialist wars in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan grew from US wars against Indigenous people in the 19th century.
“Solidarity is not a thing. There’s no formula, no exact science. There is ongoing process.”
When employers fail to provide PPE, testing, sick pay, or job protection, the message is clear: Latinx laborers are “not us.”
Could architecture and design transform a place like Gaza, and do so with justice? One of Sorkin’s last projects tackled exactly those questions.
It doesn’t matter if they are innocent parents or 9/11 heroes: undocumented Americans have been villainized and brutalized by the United States.
“Flagged for deportation, I was hurtled into my own little nightmare, an absurdist take on all the immigration tragedies raging across the world.”
Paul Theroux’s On the Plain of Snakes is the richest portrayal of contemporary Mexico available to Americans, and an urgent one.