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Category: Immigration

A Contested Border

From El Paso to Matamoros, Stories of Conflict and Identity

by Dudley Althaus, Cecilia Balli, Alfredo Corchado, and Angela Kocherga | Aug 14, 2019 | Immigration, Race

Four exceptional journalists who have spent their careers working on subjects pertaining to the United States and Mexico—Dudley Althaus, Cecilia Balli, Alfredo Corchado, and Angela Kocherga—convened recently in Marfa, Texas, to discuss the lost history and incendiary politics of the U.S.-Mexico border. The following article contains highlights of their remarkable conversation. Tim Johnson (host): Ruben […]

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Marlboro Man Diagnosed With Chronic Insecurity

by Simon Reich | Jul 2, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Immigration, Politics

America has become obsessed with feeling insecure. It has become an endemic part of the culture, though it wasn’t always this way. I am old enough to remember as a child, at the movies, we would watch the ads before the film started. One of them would always be for Marlboro cigarettes. It was always […]

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A Father’s Day Requiem

by Hamilton Fish | Jun 18, 2018 | Immigration, Politics

In many respects it was a normal Father’s Day. The youngest of the grandchildren opened up a gash on his head on Friday and he and his mother Juliette (our eldest) spent part of the day in the ER near Oakland stitching it up. Eliza came over Sunday afternoon to be with her dad here […]

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A Brief History of American Bigotry

by Setsuko Winchester | Jun 4, 2018 | Immigration, Politics

I recently went to Ellis Island on a beautiful spring morning and spent a couple of hours by myself watching the light pour into the Great Hall before the museum opened to the public. I was there to arrange the most recent iteration of an art project I’ve been working on for several years, this […]

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Mirai Nagasu, 2012

Counting Asians

by Setsuko Winchester | Apr 16, 2018 | Culture, Immigration, Politics

The Olympics have come to a close, and in their wake I’ve been thinking about a stubborn phenomenon that was illustrated most recently by the flak a New York Times columnist named Bari Weiss received after tweeting: “Immigrants get the job done,” together with a picture of Mirai Nagasu, the U.S. ice skater who won […]

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