American overseas imperialism functions most powerfully through its infrastructures—debt, education, bureaucracy, mobility—filtered through DHS.
In her new book, Belén Fernández is driven by an urge to expose empire’s death-making machine, even if it means exposing her own absurd participation in it.
“One of the things that helps define Latino identity is this sense of having a history but also not knowing the history.”
Writing Latinos is a new podcast featuring interviews with Latino authors discussing their books and how their writing contributes to the ever-changing conversation about the meanings of latinidad.
“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.”
For decades, undocumented Americans have been asked to tell their stories, in the hopes that this would galvanize political change. Did it work?
Even in Shakespeare’s era, theaters literally shielded people from the state. Today’s theaters might talk sanctuary, but rarely practice it.
Since 1892, the United States has deported more immigrants (over 57 million) than any other nation.
“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.