Immigration Is the Solution for the Falling US Birth Rate

May 07, 2021

Germany faces a major crisis. The German birth rate is considerably below what’s needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. There are basically two ways out of this demographic...

Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

July 24, 2019

During the height of Joseph Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. The Black Marias, the vehicle of choice for the secret police, would traditionally arrive in the middle of the night to ferry “undesirables” to...

“Remain in Mexico” Is a Travesty of Asylum Policy

March 27, 2019

As the number of Central Americans coming to the United States has risen since the policy was first announced in January 2019, MPP is not deterring migration so much as increasing hardship on the Mexican side of the border. In late January 2019, the Trump administration announced the “Remain...

A Populist’s Path: From Advocate of the People to Inspiration for the KKK

January 17, 2019

Tom Watson promoted himself as a leading voice of Southern white supremacy, nostalgically evoking images of the "Old South" that drew legitimacy from its grounding in a combination of Jeffersonian political theory and cultural agrarianism. In 2012, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks in...

Have Trump’s Immigration Policies Made the US Safer?

January 03, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Hiroshi Motomura, a distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since coming to office, President Donald Trump has tightened US immigration policies, both legal and illegal. His policies follow economic...

It’s Time to Demand Something Better

January 02, 2019

Without collective introspection and a marginalization of those who aren’t interested, the human tragedy that plays out every day in America will continue to be normalized. It seems like “implosion” should be the word of the day or week. I think that the end of the Trump disaster is at...

Do You Know What It’s Like to Be an Immigrant in America?

November 21, 2018

Overnight, many of my friends have become great experts on the culture of my home country — a place they have never visited. When I was 5 years old, my Soviet teacher announced that America wanted to nuke us for our freedom, and that a missile could hit any moment. That day, I couldn’t focus...

Are Arabs “White”?

November 15, 2016

As per the US Census Bureau, Arab Americans are white—but without the privilege. There are between 2 and 4 million Arabs in the United States, hailing from 22 different countries. But, according to the US Census Bureau, they are considered to be ethnically “white.” Stemming from an...

US Immigration Reform: A Mirage on the Horizon?

September 09, 2013

In the US, long-standing obstacles may derail true progress on immigration reform. One of the most frequently touted arguments of those opposing immigration reform in the US is that sanctioning any sort of guest-worker program would have a deleterious effect on native workers. But this ignores the...

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...

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