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?
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.
“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.”
Everyone knows that feeling when a song—written by someone else in some other place or time—sees you so completely in the present. But how does that happen?
It doesn’t matter if they are innocent parents or 9/11 heroes: undocumented Americans have been villainized and brutalized by the United States.
Paul Theroux’s On the Plain of Snakes is the richest portrayal of contemporary Mexico available to Americans, and an urgent one.
It’s hardly a secret, but, for a land that bills itself as a land of freedom and ...
When Samuel P. Huntington first published “The Hispanic Challenge,” in Foreign Policy in 2004, I was an assistant professor of American studies ...
What is specific to or even unique about the condition of “rightlessness,” to the ...
Back in 1954, the Eisenhower administration shut down the US government’s last remaining long-term immigrant holding facility, an ...
The US has never been a democracy. Perhaps, for some, the most recent indefinite imprisonment of undocumented immigrants in concentration camps finally shattered confidence in this US fantasy. And yet, for others, no amount of ...