“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.”
“One of my objectives in writing the book was a plea to immigrants to not become settlers.”
“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
“I am paralyzed by the infinite degrees of freedom that you start out with, and so constraints can be freeing. To say, I can start here—I'm writing a story about time travel.”
Teach the history of colonization and decolonization—for this is the best antidote to the venom of exclusion and racism that threatens France.
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.
500 years have passed since the fall of the Aztec capitol. But like that city, Pilsen’s power lies not in its buildings, but in its people.
“If you’re going to write in a worthwhile way about something, you have to really understand why you care.”
"The ways in which the community itself is breaking down felt like end game capitalism."
Immigrants in the United States during the pandemic faced the same discrimination, disenfranchisement, violence, and terror as before—only intensified.
Since November 2016, I’ve unfriended one family member on Facebook, and have been tempted to unfriend others. I blocked a cousin who lives in Texas and posted about Mexicans taking American jobs. It ...