Telling disabled people to ‘just leave the country’ is not an appropriate response to their fears about the Trump Administration.
Though debtor’s prisons are supposed to be illegal, a growing number of US citizens are being trapped in cycles of debt that lead them to prison. So are immigrants, and it’s a problem that’s not going away.
In January, Europol announced that some 10,000 refugee children were unaccounted for over the last 18-24 months, reflecting the realisation of one of the most persistent fears surrounding unaccompanied minors and their risk for human trafficking, but also highlighting one of the most vexatious aspects of Europe’s handling of the refugee crisis. With a million […]
One of the great promises of the Obama Administration was immigration reform — something that the Democrats clearly want to push to retain the Latino vote, but also hopefully because it’s the right thing to do. The United States contains huge numbers of undocumented immigrants living in constant fear who are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, […]
Domestic terrorism is, and should be considered to be, a significant national security threat. Successful acts of terrorism have the potential to directly disrupt food and water supplies, economic and government stability, and the day to day lives of people living in the United States. While incidence of terrorism in the United States is relatively […]
Immigration was a pressing issue in the 2012 election, and it is clearly an equally serious one for 2016, because everyone has an opinion, especially Republicans, who seem to feel especially strongly on the subject. Republicans are advocating an isolationist and nationalist version of the United States, a model that could have dangerous foreign policy […]
News broke in Ireland over the summer that an immigrant woman who had previously been denied an abortion was subjected to a forced Cesarean section at just 26 weeks after her pregnancy became unstable as a result of a hunger strike. The case, and the anonymous patient, have revived the fiery debate over abortion rights in Ireland, but it also […]
In recent years, we’ve seen a growing number of reports on Border Patrol abuses both at the border itself and in immigration detention facilities and related institutions. Immigrants of all ages, genders, ability statuses, and classes have cited abuse by Border Patrol agents, but, notably, most of this abuse involves the US-Mexico border, and Latino […]
The idea of ‘birth tourism’ has long been dangled as a spectre of fear and terror by the right, which wants us to think that unwanted hordes are flooding into the US to give birth here in order to offer their children US citizenship. While it’s true that children born on US soil receive US […]
For migrants into the European Union from Africa and parts of the Middle East, Italy is a common destination, seen as an easy entry point due to its prime location. As boats filled with migrants desperate for better opportunities close in on Italy, many capsizing before they ever reach shore in the “sea of death,” migrants are […]