In Texas, the conflicts between immigration enforcement and public safety concerns is on display

What’s happening in Texas is part of a larger national debate about how local and state law enforcement policies can affect public safety. SB4 is the first state law seeking to penalize sanctuary cities, but many other similar pieces of legislation are moving through states around the country. On the other hand, the governor of Illinois signed […]

What it’s like to register to vote in Oregon and Texas

Rekha Koirala is a first-time voter. She was born in Bhutan and grew up in a refugee camp in Nepal. She came the the US in 2008 and became a citizen as soon as she was eligible in 2013. “I grew up not belonging to anywhere,” she says on the phone from Portland. “I was […]

My first Storify from SXSW Interactive

For my first attempt at storytelling with this new social media tool, I recapped a panel at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Feedback would be great — should I write more, include more tweets, include fewer tweets? Is this actually good for a reader who wasn’t at the event? [<a href=”http://storify.com/angshah/mobile-health-applications-the-view-from-sxsw-inte” target=”blank”>View the story “Mobile […]