Jeff Sessions's Racist Whims and the Danger Ahead for Victims of Domestic Violence 

Behind Jeff Sessions’s decision to abandon asylum protections for victims of domestic violence is the story of “A.B.” The Salvadoran woman, identified in court documents by her initials, endured more than a decade of physical abuse by her ex-husband, who she says also raped her and repeatedly threatened her life. In…

The Strange Case of Immigrant Children in Sweden, Who Become Comatose When Faced with Deportation

In the New Yorker, Rachel Aviv has written about “resignation syndrome,” an affliction specific to immigrant children in Sweden who essentially and physically lost the will to live upon being told they will be deported. It’s a profoundly heartbreaking story that illustrates the true human cost of denying asylum to…

African Union Official to Trump: You Took Us 'as Slaves,' But Not Refugees? 

As Trump’s new Muslim ban wreaks havoc across the world, here’s some real talk (and a history lesson) from South African politician and chair of the Commission of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: “The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now…

A List of Organizations Dedicated to Helping Immigrants and Refugees That Need Your Support

In response to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s recent executive order that bans anyone with residency in one of seven predominantly Muslim countries—even if they have a green card or visa, and including refugees from the horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria—sympathetic Americans have responded by coming out to…