Fact vs. Fiction in the US Immigration Debate

February 25, 2021

Immigrants Provide a Net Gain to the US

January 16, 2020

The coming to power of Donald Trump has reignited the debate on immigration and multiculturalism in the United States. His stringent policies and the efforts to slash both legal and illegal immigration to the US have been at the forefront of controversy since he took office in January 2017,...

Raising Voices Against Trump

January 23, 2018

Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office has been marked by numerous problems, from a government shutdown to accusations of racism. During a meeting on immigration at the Oval Office on January 11, President Donald Trump degraded poor countries in Africa, along with Haiti and El Salvador,...

This Is My “Shithole” Country, Mr. President

January 16, 2018

The US is the greatest country in the world because of the millions of Americans, many of whom moved there from various “shitholes.” I confess. I come from a “shithole.” I come from a “shithole” country in North Africa, and I couldn’t be prouder. My “shithole” country is...

Detained in Georgia: A Living Nightmare

These are the cruel but usual conditions inside two Georgia immigration detention centers. Paul is a Nigerian asylum-seeker who was until recently detained at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. (“Paul” is a pseudonym to protect his safety.) Paul is 36 years old and was healthy...

America Has Lost Its Soul

March 07, 2017

As Trump’s divide and deport policy plays out, America will lose both gifted immigrants and its soul. I got back from a couple of weeks of wandering in Mexico just in time to see the scariest moment of the Trump regime. There was Donald Trump entering the halls of the US Congress to give his...