“This is about making America white again,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier this week. “They want to make sure that certain people are counted. It is really disgraceful and it’s not what our founders had in mind.”
In an office somewhere “near Minneapolis,” a 12-year-old migrant girl sits in a brown office armchair wearing blue jeans, a green plastic wrist watch and a Minnie Mouse necklace. A reporter talks to her in Spanish. “Can you tell me what it was like inside the detention center?” Even though her head is cut off […]
The most recent string of reports from the border demand our attention—and our action.
“As Black women, we understand how it feels to be stripped of our rights. We know the pain of having our children torn from our arms. We are intimately familiar with the systematic attacks on our rights, our families and our lives. We stand in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color in demanding that America live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all.”
“Lovely Christian women ask us why we aren’t the ‘Tías of Love’, but this isn’t about love. It’s about being angry and using that passion to make this right.”
New research from a coalition of seven national organizations leading the fight for gender and racial justice paints a stark picture of the experiences of immigrant survivors in the current political moment—one marred by the Trump administration’s appalling anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies.
The 15 girls sitting in a circle are refugees, immigrants or asylees from all over the world. But right now, they’re not talking about their experiences of the past. Right now, together, they’re imagining their futures.
The resettlement system is designed to keep people alive, but it does not and can not address what people need to feel alive—their unique, human, psychological and social needs.
When I arrived in New York City 24 years ago—barely speaking any English and never having touched a computer—my dreams of becoming a novelist seemed completely out of reach.
The Trump administration is hellbent on implementing harsh policies at the southern border between U.S. and Mexico—in defiance of international law.