Cities Can Fight Federal Crackdowns

Cities Can Fight Federal Crackdowns

Shortly after Donald Trump’s order to ban thousands of documented, vetted immigrants and refugees from our shores, crowds rushed to airports all over the country to protect those who’d just arrived. Soon after, crowds in Phoenix and other cities surrounded...
Our Immigration Policies Are Ridiculous

Our Immigration Policies Are Ridiculous

I recently stayed with a friend who lives just a few miles from the Mexican border — and from the start of the Pacific Crest Trail. Since I was there anyway, I thought, what the heck? I might as well hike a bit of it. I’d walked less than a quarter mile from the...
Trump’s Bad Ideas Aren’t Un-American After All

Trump’s Bad Ideas Aren’t Un-American After All

Readers of The Boston Globe were recently treated to an unusual spectacle — a parody front page and insert filled with mock stories of how a Donald Trump presidency might play out. “Deportations to Begin… Riots Continue,” read one headline, riffing on the...
Reagan’s Lasting Gift to Immigrant Families

Reagan’s Lasting Gift to Immigrant Families

This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that. Seriously: As a progressive young Latina from a working-class background, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico without papers,...
An American Dream Deferred

An American Dream Deferred

One of the most important lessons I learned growing up was that if I played by the rules and worked hard, I could accomplish anything. This was — and still is — an American value taught to all children who grow up in this country and attend our public education...
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