Force-Feeding Immigrants: A Brutal Practice

Force-Feeding Immigrants: A Brutal Practice

More than 1,300 immigrants carried out hunger strikes in U.S. immigration detention facilities during the Obama and Trump administrations. This was a key finding of a report released in June by the American Civil Liberties Union, documenting the treatment of detained...
2 Immigrant Dads Seek to Be Kids’ Role Models

2 Immigrant Dads Seek to Be Kids’ Role Models

Nobody’s perfect; we all make mistakes. But it’s especially hard when we make mistakes and there’s a little guy (or gal) watching, a child who just wants to be like their dad. Two immigrant men I know have young sons who are their constant companions. They’ve taught...
Faith Groups, Leaders Hail Revised Refugee Quotas

Faith Groups, Leaders Hail Revised Refugee Quotas

Faith groups and leaders across the U.S. have welcomed the policy change announced by the Biden administration on May 3, which will increase the annual U.S. refugee resettlement quota to 62,500. The previous administration had reduced resettlement quotas to 15,000 for...
Children Easy Targets for Latin American Gangs

Children Easy Targets for Latin American Gangs

It was a steaming hot afternoon in southern Mexico. We left the final small market town and traveled nearly an hour on rutted dirt roads to reach Carmen Grande, an Indigenous riverbank community in Los Altos de Chiapas. This was before the pandemic, and we had come to...
7 Examples of Slower-Impact Humanitarian Crises

7 Examples of Slower-Impact Humanitarian Crises

“Humanitarian crisis” normally – and rightly – describes emergency situations where the well-being of people is in danger to a level that overwhelms their ability to respond. Currently, the influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border has earned the label,...