The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

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The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

Thursday, May 30, 2013

by Shanelle Matthews  My biological dad was in prison when I was little. My mom, single at the time, would drive me, my brother, and sister to see him. Because I was little, I don’t have a lot of memories of this time, but I do remember one thing. At the prison, an impassable glass… Continue Reading The Sacrifices I Was Raised On: How Empathy Brings Us Closer To a Radical Politic of Family

Immigration Reform 2013: Will Abused Undocumented Women Get Their Rights?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Anjana Sreedhar After the terribly tragic events that took place in Boston, the country has pulled together to mourn our losses and move on. The new immigration bill is still in process of being reviewed and debated on Capitol Hill, but one thing that hasn’t really been discussed is the state of undocumented women, particularly victims of sexual abuse and… Continue Reading Immigration Reform 2013: Will Abused Undocumented Women Get Their Rights?

Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Michelle Brané and Emily Butera Women’s Refugee Commission On April 17, we at the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) welcomed the introduction of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.” For those of us who are veterans of the immigration reform efforts of 2006 and 2007, this day marked… Continue Reading Women are a Critical Part of Immigration Reform: Let’s Include Them This Time

A Valentine’s Day Plea: Love Doesn’t Stop at Borders

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Originally published on 2/14/13 Valentine’s Day is a time when most of us can take a moment from our busy lives and celebrate those we love. But for many women immigrants and same-sex couples, Valentine’s Day is a time they remember their separation from those… Continue Reading A Valentine’s Day Plea: Love Doesn’t Stop at Borders

Immigration Reform in Post 9/11 America

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By Deepa Iyer SAALT Executive Director Originally published on 5/28/13. Right now, our lawmakers are in the midst of considering landmark immigration legislation. This policy debate is fundamentally grounded in one question: how should we treat immigrants here in the United States now, and those to come? The answer to this question is especially important… Continue Reading Immigration Reform in Post 9/11 America