Salvadorans Fight to Stay in the US

March 01, 2018

As protection for immigrants in the United States continues to be debated, families wait in fear, not knowing where their home may lie. The Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy implemented under the Obama administration, was ordered to end by President Donald...

Italy’s Election Is All About Immigrants, and It’s Getting Ugly

February 28, 2018

Immigrants don't have one bit to do with Italy's ailing economy — in fact, they're key to reviving it. Italian elections are always complex affairs, but the upcoming March 4 vote is one of the most bewildering in several decades: the right is resurgent, the left embattled, and the issue...

A History of Violence: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

January 29, 2014

The mistreatment of African asylum seekers in Israel is a serious human rights violation. The narrative of hostility, suspicion and aggression towards immigrants and asylum seekers is not new, nor is it unique. Reports of governmental and societal mistreatment of asylum seekers ebb in and out of...

What Immigration Reform Means for Women (Part 2/2)

September 07, 2013

The US immigration system affects women differently from men. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Immigrant women face numerous barriers when it comes to escaping, reporting, and getting help when they face domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking. In addition...

What Immigration Reform Means for Women (Part 1/2)

September 06, 2013

The US immigration system affects women differently from men. This is the first of a two part series. In the summer of 2011, I visited a community organization in Georgia to hear the testimony of immigrant women who had been impacted by anti-immigrant legislation recently enacted in the...

Happy Birthday America

July 04, 2013

Only an honest conversation about inequality, education, and liberty will restore the American Dream. The clock has struck midnight and it is now the Fourth of July in America’s Golden State. All across America, there will be parades and fireworks celebrating 237 years of independence. Over...