The Line Becomes a River

Today’s book: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú.

The southern border between Mexico and the U.S. can be a violent place. Yet isn’t as easily defined as it seems.There are places where the border is permeable, invisible. The border is a construct, and the racialized rhetoric of The Border combined with two decades of militarization have wreaked havoc on the people and the land.

Mom-led fundraising campaign is helping separated families with kids’ postcards to Trump

Mashable featured the #postcards4families campaign led by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and another professor to help families and others take action against Trump’s immigration policies. Every time a #postcards4families photo is posted online with the hashtag, a pledge pool donates to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES),…

When Immigrants & Refugees Flood Our Shores

When refugees & immigrants flee to America’s shores, the American fear of “them” is great but so too is the moral responsibility.  Discussion of the possible threats and great benefits refugees bring with them in their search for new homes. Ehsan Zaffar, Senior Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of…