It’s a time of great uncertainty for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria last fall and living in temporary FEMA-provided housing in New York City.
The country hasn’t learned from history, says Anne Eleanor Roosevelt, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s granddaughter, who calls current immigration policies, like the internment of Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor, “inconsistent with who we are as a country.”
Mexico-born Edder Martinez, 27, who crossed the border with his mother when he was 5 years old and recently graduated from college, is just one of many in the U.S. affected by the DACA phase-out.
Hundreds of New Yorkers from immigrant communities and other activists staged a march and rally in observance of World Refugee Day on Wednesday. Many of the protesters were women.
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under George W. Bush, says he isn’t surprised by the “kind of tragedy” happening at the U.S. border, where President Trump's administration has been separating children from their families when they illegally cross it.
For the next few hours all devices are tucked away while the conversation proceeds without distraction, save for the cameras taping them. UNICEF and Purpose, a creative agency specializing in purpose-driven campaigns that impact policy, have organized this group to discuss the global refugee crisis.
For nearly 60,000 Haitians refugees in the U.S., protected status will end on July 22, 2019. But the conditions that drove them out of their country still exist. Women in particular are at risk from endemic sexual exploitation and violence. Here's the story of one of these women.