After eighteen years in South Carolina, the first state with its own border patrol unit, a woman makes the decision to “self-deport.”
The novelist talks with Jamilah King about what it took to start over from scratch with his latest book, At Night We Walk in Circles.
Part 3, Withdrawal: How a system of neglect endangered the lives of asylum seekers in the Netherlands.
Part 2, Presence: Exploring life and death amongst asylum seekers whose applications were rejected by the Dutch government in this second part of a three-part series.
Part 1, Reception: Asylum seekers face red-tape, indifference, and murder in the first of a three-part series on the Dutch asylum system.
“He wouldn’t let me get a driver’s license. Did I ever tell you that? … I went down to the department and there was a soldier there who said, ‘I’m sorry but your husband has given us orders to turn you away.’”
Revisiting Brownsville, Texas.
A former Border Patrol agent recalls his first encounter with a body in the desert.
Why the term “amnesty” gets hurled at undocumented workers while plenty of corporate lawbreakers escape legal penalties.
Contrary to what critics say, immigration reform will reap economic benefits for all Americans.
Where would the money go?
Can we just get a grip? Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a naturalized American citizen.
And why the AFL-CIO is embracing it.
I thought about her son in Tehran and if he were still alive, what he would do to Sheila. Lying in bed, I replayed the scene from earlier that day and wished that I’d answered Sheila’s blows with punches of my own, wished that I’d defended Mrs. Azam.
Congress and the courts have reached conflicting decisions on wage rules and protections for vulnerable temporary workers; nobody knows what happens next.
The MacArthur “Genius” on willful delusions, the ego’s limit, and the stories we tell to make sense of experience.
Drones, surveillance towers, malls of the spy state, and the national security police on the northern border.
From voting rights to corporate personhood, the conversation is broader and more nuanced than we acknowledge.
One of TIME and Newsweek’s most influential people of 2012, Ai-jen Poo works to address a swiftly aging population, and an exploited workforce, by reforming domestic labor standards.
After a decade of absence, the Mexican-American author and activist returns to the literary scene to discuss her new book, what it takes to ‘compost’ grief into light, and the long road for writers of color.
Unemployment, immigration, women’s rights—the list of Romney-Ryan’s failings goes on and on.
If you must travel, travel by Amtrak. Trains are safe, buses are not. I mean safe from raids by the INS.
I was born in the first century of guilt.
Does loyalty to Grover Norquist count as patriotism?
Border security, it isn’t just about borders anymore. How new surveillance technology has made border-enforcement a big business.