What Happens in El Norte Doesn’t Stay in El Norte

by Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his… Continue Reading  

The Trump Administration’s Declaration of Inhuman Rights

by Karen J. Greenberg Lately, I’ve been thinking about the Grimms’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Terrified by cruel conditions at home, the brother and sister flee, winding their way, hungry and scared, through unknown woods. There, they encounter an… Continue Reading  

Keeping America Safe: From the Vulnerable

by Rana Allam Donald Trump is indeed fulfilling his campaign promises, regardless of how controversial, inhumane or outright ridiculous. His first four executive orders (EO), all controversial, have sparked outrage from civil and human rights advocates. Another EO would suspend… Continue Reading  

Central American Refugees Struggle for Protection in Southern Mexico

by Laura Weiss On September 19 and 20, world leaders will convene at the UN General Assembly for the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migration. Although focusing primarily on the refugee crisis in Syria, the Summit provides an opportunity to… Continue Reading  

The New Middle Passage

by John Feffer Peter, a Sierra Leone migrant living in Hungary, is one of the lucky ones. He has a job. He has a supportive community of friends. After seven years in the country, the Hungarian government approved his application… Continue Reading