An argument for open borders: why denying citizenship based on birthplace is as arbitrary and unfair as denying it based on skin color
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.
News and other fun stuff you might have missed this week, featuring Shakespeare, Alabama, and the Border Patrol, and SWAGGER.
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!
What’s going on in the world this week? Links of the week curated by Casa Marj: presidential campaigning, white privilege, deportation, and music coming right up.
Top U.S.-Latin America and migration news links this week, curated by Casa Marj
Casa Marj started out as a food blog, but I have long envisioned it as a magazine with political and lifestyle posts too. In my casa, political commentary and food go together like peanut butter and bananas. (Really well.)
So, here are a few of the links that stood out to me this week. …