A Nation of Immigrants Turns Its Back

Don’t call hundreds of thousands of people a “border crisis” and a “problem.” Start realizing that they’re refugees, whether officially stamped or not. I’ve never been crazy about the Fourth of July, and in fact, I’ve only had about five of them in the U.S. – the others I’ve spent with my mum’s family in … Continue reading A Nation of Immigrants Turns Its Back

“If you stay you will die, if you leave, you might…either way it’s better to try”

Basic Facts about Plight of Central American Children Why are so many unaccompanied children and mothers with children coming to the U.S.? Why the sudden surge? Who/what created the problem? What is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border reflects humanitarian crises that have been occurring on the ground in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. These countries … Continue reading “If you stay you will die, if you leave, you might…either way it’s better to try”

Crisis at the border: We must ensure humanitarian protections work and American values are upheld

While the impact of the refugee crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is being felt most dramatically in Texas, Arizona, and other southwestern states, we can expect it to affect us all. On just one day this week, The Advocates for Human Rights—based in Minnesota and about as far from the Mexican border as one can … Continue reading Crisis at the border: We must ensure humanitarian protections work and American values are upheld