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Citizenship

If you stop and think about it, citizenship is a strange phenomenon. It’s an “official” status that gets assigned to each of us, for better or worse,based on lines on a map, and accidents of birth. Read More

“American”

This happened a long time ago, but it made a big impression on me: I was a young white activist, recently moved to the US Southwest. An older Mexican guy named Oscar had taken me under his wing, helping me survive in a factory job that I had more or less faked my way into. Read More

How To Not Be Brave

I followed him. Because I had watched those videos. Because the ghosts started dancing, ghosts of fascism and trains and uniformed men demanding identity papers. Because the smirk made me angry. Because he looked like a cold threat on a warm, sunny day. Read More

Some Facts about Immigrants in NYC

NYC is home to 3.2 million immigrants (foreign-born people), the largest number in city history. Immigrants make up over 37% of the city’s population. There are more households that include immigrants than there are households without any immigrants. Over a million children (under 18) live in a household with at least one foreign-born family member. Read More