I was wrongly detained at the border. It’s part of a larger problem.
Co-published with The Washington Post. It shouldn’t be so hard to differentiate between law-abiding U.S. citizens and wanted criminals.
Long Waits, Bureaucratic Hassles Loom as Border Set to Reopen
Co-published with KPBS. Tens of thousands of Tijuana residents are scrambling to get proof of vaccination as the U.S. finally lifts a COVID-19-era restriction on non-essential border crossings.
The Latinx Future Will Not Look Like the Latinx Past
Co-published with The Nation. My generation is more outspoken—about inequality, assimilation, racism, and more—than those that came before.
Dreamers Look Forward To Biden Administration After Being Left In Limbo
Co-published with KPBS. DACA recipients, or Dreamers as they’ve come to be known, have been left in limbo amid the pandemic and the Trump administration's actions …
There Is a Name for Women Like My Mother
Co-published with The Nation. In the Haitian Creole language, “Gwo Fanm” means “Big Woman,” a woman who shoulders more than their fair share of burdens in …
Co-published with Poetry Magazine. Our executive director Alissa Quart writes on why (and how) we should try more inventive, non-standard ways of presenting the truth, like …
Winter Cold Brings New Challenges to Asylum Seekers Living in Matamoros, Mexico
Co-published with Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The number of asylum seekers living in Matamoros, Mexico, has grown to more than 2,000 over the past 2 months. Despite …
The Fight Against Trump’s Other Family Separation Policy
Co-published with The New York Review of Books. The Trump administration’s plan to terminate the Temporary Protected Status program, if successful, will separate more than a quarter …
Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices
Co-published with Capital & Main and Truthout. Undocumented immigrants fear that seeking medical care will get them kicked out of the country. …
How Trump’s ‘Invisible Wall’ Frightens Legal Immigrants Out of Medical Care
Co-published with The American Prospect. Diseases don’t respect borders, nor do they care about passports, citizenship, or residency.
Building Immigrant Communities in the Trump Era
Co-published with The Nation. Immigrant networks ought to be supported and funded, not dismantled and driven into hiding.
Why Is Bank of America Asking Clients About Their Citizenship?
Co-published with The Nation. Lenders discriminate against immigrants—and often, it’s perfectly legal.