From Camps to Communities: The Journey of the Refugee

A breakdown of refugee process, the vocab of resettlement, and some good ol’ history of refugee migration.

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For-profit colleges kick immigrants while they’re down.

In case you forgot, for-profit schools (like Trump University) are still ripping off the people whose only crime was looking for a better life. Until recently, for-profits were the target of government scorn, penned in and de-fanged by the Obama administration. Flash to Trump, and not only have for-profits been re-released on the American public,…… Continue reading For-profit colleges kick immigrants while they’re down.

The Alternative Facts of Ignoring Extremism

You might have heard that the seven countries chosen for Trump’s travel ban include seven the Obama administration designated as being terrorist hotbeds. Put into that light, it seems not only sensible, but damn right prudent to restrict America’s exposure to those places, after all, terror is bad.  But then there are the reports on…… Continue reading The Alternative Facts of Ignoring Extremism

These Refugee Bans Are Naked Bigotry

Trump has wasted no time in following up on his campaign promise of banning refugees (Syrians) from coming to the states. But wait, as an added bonus, he has also banned all immigrants from Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, and Syria. So, if you are not a citizen and you are trying to get in,…… Continue reading These Refugee Bans Are Naked Bigotry

The (kind of) Quiet Before the Storm

Hey Friends, I wanted to reach out to you tonight before the inauguration to spread some hope. It is very likely the next four (or less) years will be very, very hard. From violence to registries, there is reason to be afraid. Some say the election of Donald Trump is proof that Islamophobia and racism…… Continue reading The (kind of) Quiet Before the Storm

Muslim Registry 2.0

Among the large list of crazy Trump managed to vomit out during his campaign and his post-election campaign was the idea of a Muslim registry. This idea is not new (thanks Bush), and we have written about it in the past. That said, as seems to be the fashionable thing to do right now, people are…… Continue reading Muslim Registry 2.0

“Wear a hoodie, not a hijab”

When wood chips were thrown into the face of her one-year-old son by a grown ass man who screamed, “I can’t wait until Trump is president because he’ll send you back to where you came from, ” was when Melissa Grajek decided to stop wearing her hijab. Ilhan Omar, a recently elected Minnesotan representative and…… Continue reading “Wear a hoodie, not a hijab”