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Banner photo credit: Luis Melodelgado
I wrote this column for the Chatham County Line in response to the removal of domestic violence and gang rule as grounds for seeking refuge in the United States. Thank you to Luis Melodelgado for the translation into Spanish…
Photos from the election in Calakmul, Campeche. I joined the Red Universitaria y Ciudadana por la Democracia that fielded more than 300 electoral observers throughout the country, one of the largest delegations in this year's election. Mil gracias al personal de IEEC en Xpujil quienes siempre me atendieron con cortesía y respeto.
This op-ed appeared in The News and Observer, the paper of record for North Carolina's state capital in Raleigh.
This post explores how international travel has become de rigueur in some social circles even as the United States incarcerates children removed from their immigrant parents in “tent cities.”
Ben successfully completed his Master’s in Anthropology with his paper that examines how men employ lies, jokes, and jokes about lies to create the ties through which they collectively manage fish stock.
Listening to news about “chain migration,” I was confused. I could not tell how many people come to the United States through chain migration. If chain migration is a problem, how big or small a problem is it? This article digs into some numbers.
Recent events in Chatham County, North Carolina highlight the challenges to getting local development right. Working on improving your Spanish? Read Luis Melodelgado's translation.
After spending one week with NCSU students supporting CARA's pro bono legal work processing asylum cases at an ICE family detention center, I found it hard to understand why we have the system we do.
Image courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/EndFamilyDetention/?ref=br_rs
Hard to believe because researchers have known for decades that a wall can have contrary effects. This article explains why. Check out Luis Melodelgado's Spanish-language version!