An argument for open borders: why denying citizenship based on birthplace is as arbitrary and unfair as denying it based on skin color
Last week, Britain voted to leave the European Union, passing the “Brexit” referendum with a 52% majority. But even though many Americans are appalled, the sentiments underlying Brexit are not so different from those arising in U.S. politics.
This week is the Jewish holiday of Passover. At this time, it is especially important for us to recognize today’s migrants and refugees. Instead of viewing mass migration as a crisis, we can view it as an opportunity to uphold our morals and welcome the stranger.
I break down the connections between the twin fears of terrorism and illegal immigration in the United States. Instead of giving in to xenophobia, we need understanding and respect.
Juan Carlos del Cid arrived to the United States from Guatemala in 1976, undocumented. Now he is a U.S. citizen and has lived here for longer than he lived in Guatemala. Last Monday, I published the first part of his story, how he came to the city of Los Angeles. This is the second part of his story, about his life in the United States.
Juan Carlos del Cid came to the United States from Guatemala in 1976. I asked him to share his story with me. This is how he made it to the U.S. Part two coming soon!