“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
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.
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?
The way women practice feminism differs between Quebec and France, especially in how they welcome—or don’t—Muslim women.
What might it mean to forge a politics explicitly based in the places we are, rather than a politics of the places from which we came?
“Americans—whether they believe they are not racist or whether they are stone-cold racists—still struggle to see the structures of racism.”
“The longer history of hostility toward foreigners remains latent. It has not gone away.”
Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
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.
Immigrants in the United States during the pandemic faced the same discrimination, disenfranchisement, violence, and terror as before—only intensified.
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.
“That is the paradox of assimilation … You can be essential—an essential worker—and at the same time excluded from the CARES Act.”
In 20 years, Congress has never passed the DREAM Act. What has been lost in chasing this legislation’s narrow dreams?