In a case perhaps more relevant now than ever, the trial of the two immigrants became a rallying point for 1920s progressives, labor activists, and human rights advocates around the globe. Read more


How many budding job-creators will we now turn away? Read more


“Give me your huddled masses...yearning to be kidnapped and caged!” Read more


Never Again (Munich)

Senior Airman Briana Jones / U.S. Air Force

I’m not saying the events of the Holocaust are repeating themselves right now. I’m saying that, as a Jew, I carry with me the memory of what can happen when everyday people allow our leaders to scapegoat an entire community. Read more

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This poem is about a hate crime. It’s also about Donald Trump’s idea of hell: empathy. Read more


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Grassroots Leadership

Communities across the country push back on immigration prisons. Read more


How Florida has become a testing ground for law enforcement attacks on noncitizens. Read more


The evidence is consistent, and damning—children are being hurt. We don’t have to agree on the outcome in order to do the right thing. Read more

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Peter Haden

Clearly, if the appalling conditions in detention centers are an improvement from what they are fleeing, these migrants have a sufficient basis for seeking asylum in the United States. Read more


As the anti-immigrant drumbeat continues, private prison companies are making billions. Yay capitalism! Read more


We are calling on all people of conscience to shut down the concentration camps on the US-Mexico border through any nonviolent means necessary. Read more


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James Goodman

A determined detainee stands up for her rights, with a little help from her friends. Read more


A filmmaker and therapist tells of her family’s internment in a maximum security camp during World War II, and her views on the current imprisonment of people from south of the border. Read more


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Jeff Abbott

“I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk.” Read more



U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Portland, Maine is welcoming a wave of migrants with kindness as the administration comes under fire for its cruelty at immigrant detention centers. Read more



Encarni Pindado

In June, the country began implementing a plan to contain migrants, many making their way from Central American countries north to the United States. Read more


Immigrant Rights

Nevele Otseog

In an era in which states are implementing anti-immigrant measures and the federal government is caging and deporting immigrants, Georgia provides a hopeful example. Read more


Suketu Mehta’s new book, This Land Is Our Land, examines the supposed threat of immigration from every angle. Read more


Icy air filled the small space between us and my heart began to race. Read more




When a beloved soccer coach faced deportation, his community rallied. Read more


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© Stephen Pavey

The use of the “good immigrant vs. bad immigrant” narrative has led us to this point; we need to do better. Read more

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