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.
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 […]
When it comes to Australia, people in the United States seem to take an attitude that largely consists of indifference: most of us don’t understand the basics of Australian politics, government, and culture, we don’t know the geography of the nation at all, we aren’t familiar with its history. What we do know about Australia […]
Discussions about recent draconian immigration crackdowns and the rising number of deportations in recent years have taken a close look at people who have lived in the United States all their lives and who identify with the US, who have a US cultural identity and think of themselves as ‘American.’ In some cases, it’s a […]