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It’s impossible to change anything if we’re unaware of what’s going on -- in our community and across the nation. Being well-informed increases our ability to influence events. UWS is the ONLY dedicated daily source of immigration news. But it’s not enough to be informed. We must take action. Our stories have the power to rewrite the news, to rewrite the history of this country.

FROM COYOTES TO COFFIN SHIPS: JOE BIDEN AND THE BORDER

Originally Published in The Intercept Deconstructed - April 3, 2021 The President’s own story of ancestral immigration to the US provides a contrast with his approach on the issue since taking office. IF JOE BIDEN is looking for inspiration on immigration policy, he might look to a speech he gave in 2013 when he was ...

America Never Wanted the Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses

Originally Published in The Atlantic Opinion by Caitlin Dickerson - April 5, 2021 The U.S. is a diverse nation of immigrants—but it was not intended to be, and its historical biases continue to haunt the present. LUCAS DÖRRE This article was published online on April 5, 2021. When david dorado romo was a boy growing ...

Biden bets that he can change how America thinks about migration

Originally Published in Politico Laura Barrón-Lopez, Sarah Ferris and Christopher Cadelago - April 3, 2021 The president is facing a political pinch over the border. His solution for it: more nuance. President Joe Biden delivers brief remarks to the press during a meeting with members of his cabinet and immigration advisors in the State Dining ...

Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

Originally Published in The New York Times Sabrina Tavernise - April 4, 2021 Divided by generation, ethnicity and class, but currently galvanized by a surge of racially motivated attacks, Asian-Americans are growing rapidly as political players. A Stop Asian Hate rally in Atlanta last month after six women of Asian descent were fatally shot there. ...

A Car Crash in the California Desert: How 13 Died Riding in One S.U.V.

Originally Published in The New York Times Miriam Jordan - April 4, 2021 In one of the deadliest border-related crashes in decades, many who died illustrate a new dynamic on the border: more migrants from Mexico. HOLTVILLE, Calif. — The maroon Ford Expedition was so heavy its wheels spun at first in the soft desert ...

AP-NORC poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

Originally Published in The Washington Post Will Weissert and Hannah Fingerhut - April 5, 2021 FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, the entrance to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. More Americans disapprove than approve  of how President Joe Biden is handling waves of unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico ...

Inside the vaccine clinic where immigrants aren’t deserted

Originally Published in The Washington Post Sabrina Moreno - April 3, 2021 RICHMOND, Va. — In the 15 years that followed the 8,641-mile journey from Chennai, India, she still leaned in a little closer. Maybe asked someone to repeat their question just once more or turned toward her son to make sure she understood the ...

Immigrant families are leaving D.C.’s public schools. Will they return?

Originally Published in The Washington Post Perry Stein - April 4, 2021 At Brightwood Education Campus in Northwest Washington, 12 immigrant families — 25 students — moved out of the city and left the school during the pandemic. At Roosevelt High not far away, the school is down more than 60 students whose first language ...

They moved into churches to avoid deportation. Now they’re asking: Is it safe to leave?

Originally Published in The Washington Post Brittany Renee Mayes and Maria Sacchetti - April 5, 2021 President Biden froze deportations for 100 days, but a judge quickly blocked that order, creating a dilemma for those in sanctuary Maria Chavalan Sut has been living at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville to keep from getting ...
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