Ada Tseng and Brian Hu asked me to join them for the first episode of season six of their amazing Saturday School Podcast. To talk about something I kind of dislike.
Two brothers who spent 14 years apart sit at a kitchen table in a mobile home outside of Minneapolis. The elder one, David, looks around at the freshly painted blue walls with pride. He’s adding new window frames, flooring and appliances bit by bit to make a home for his family. David left El Salvador […]
After Vice President Mike Pence made remarks in meeting with leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, I tried to clarify something on Twitter about what he said. It seems to have struck a chord — or a nerve — with many people. Can’t say it enough, even for those who discourage dangerous migrations: It’s […]
I’ve spent the last three years, in my position as a senior editor for Global Nation, PRI’s The World’s immigration desk, developing training material for our contributors (and amazing group of dedicated reporters — check out their work) and for reporters around the country to be able to better cover the United States’ large and […]
I was honored to help craft and lead this conversations with health care providers and a journalist about what matters most to people fleeing conflicts. I learned from the panelists, and hope you can too. The event was hosted by Doctors Without Borders at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and was streamed online to […]
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 […]
I worked with reporter Tiziana Rinaldi on a story that took great courage on the part of the people who spoke with us. Laura López, a 29-year-old DACA recipient in Provo, Utah, told me about what it’s like to panic. The physicality of it is striking. “I wish my body could tell the difference between […]