Category Archives: Immigrants

Why ICE Detention Centers Bring Out Our Worst Instincts

Erica Ariel Fox in Forbes – It’s no secret now that conditions at the detention centers controlled by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are appalling. Some concerned citizens, corporate employees, and politicians are looking for ways to improve the … Continue reading

Posted in Immigrants, sadness, United States

Why a Government Lawyer Argued Against Giving Immigrant Kids Toothbrushes

Ken White in the Atlantic – Arguments before the United States Court of Appeals are usually dry, esoteric, and nerdy. What would it take to make one go viral? This week, in a clip that launched a million angry Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Immigrants

The Deported

Seth Freed Wessler in Good – If you find your way through the door of the Juan Bosco Shelter in Nogales, just across the border in Sonora, Mexico, it’s because you’ve got nowhere else to go. You’ll find a bed … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Strange, Cruel System for Asylum Seekers

Masha Gessen in the New Yorker – The defining condition of being a refugee is waiting. Some people wait in order to leave—they wait for papers, for the opportunity, or for the sum of money they need to save. Others … Continue reading

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What’s behind the spike in immigrants at the border?

Catherine E. Shoichet and Geneva Sands, CNN – Apprehensions of migrants on the southern border have reached levels not seen in more than a decade. The sharp uptick has spurred a mix of finger pointing in Washington. Trump administration officials … Continue reading

Posted in Immigrants, Mexico