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Tag: Immigration

Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf says "it's the economy, stupid." The truth is more complicated.

Pranab Bardhan

Protests in China are shining a light not only on the country’s draconian population management but restrictions on workers everywhere.

Eli Friedman

The problem isn't new; it's the bordered logic of global apartheid itself.

Harsha Walia

The recent electoral success of a party with Nazi origins must be understood as part of the long history of white Swedes’ desire for racial homogeneity.

Tobias Hübinette
Angel Francisco Breard was executed by Virginia in contempt of a treaty that required his home country to be notified when he was first charged. What difference might it have made if the U.S. had obeyed the law?
Matt Nadel

Twenty years of cruel anti-immigrant policy have left thousands of asylum seekers in limbo, detained in offshore prisons or in mainland commercial hotels.

Eleanor Davey

On language and belonging.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Haitian migrants have been subjected to decades of brutal mistreatment by the U.S. government, much of which unfolded at Cuban detention facilities.

Jeffrey S. Kahn

The UN Convention on Refugees gives form to a humanitarian ideal, but states still judge what counts as harm and who deserves protection.

Paul Linden-Retek

Far from a relic of the past, September 11 continues to normalize state-sanctioned barbarity.

Joseph Margulies

Celebrations of multiculturalism obscure the country’s settler colonial history—and the role that immigrants play in perpetuating it.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

East African countries host seven times more refugees than we do. Their policies look beyond their borders; so should ours.

Alexander Betts

Watch our release of documentary short The Rifleman on the NRA. Then read an interview with filmmaker Sierra Pettengill and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

Sierra Pettengill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Non-college-educated U.S.-born workers have every reason to be enraged by declining wages and living standards, but more restrictive immigration policies won’t solve these problems.
Ruth Milkman

Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.

Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
Coast Guard techniques for blocking Haitian asylum seekers have their roots in the slave trade. Understanding these connections can help us disentangle immigration policy from white nationalism.
Ryan Fontanilla

The Trump administration has rejected calls for mass humanitarian release and continues to deport detainees to Latin America.

Lauren Carasik

When Celes Tisdale led poetry workshops at Attica State Prison, soon after the 1971 uprising, some of the prisoners were still recovering from gunshots.

Mark Nowak
An ancient pilgrimage route inspires a project of cooperative storytelling which pairs writers with detained immigrants, such as the Mexican horticulturalist in this story.
David Herd, Lytton Smith
Amidst chants of “send her back,” it’s clear that we need a more just conception of citizenship—one that abolishes the distinction between “natural” and naturalized citizens.
Stephanie DeGooyer

A leaked Homeland Security database confirms what many suspected: the U.S. government is trying to punish and intimidate people advocating for immigrant rights.

Lauren Carasik

We have surrendered the cherished value of “innocent until proven guilty” for the security logic that we are all “risky until proven safe.”

Matthew Longo
The violent theft of land and capital is at the core of the U.S. experiment: the U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Americans.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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