Local Cops Empowered To Arrest Undocumented Immigrants

If you are an undocumented immigrant living in the United States, if you are pulled over for a routine traffic stop by the police, you may end up being put in jail.  Under a new program known by the acronym ICE ACCESS, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agreements...

Toiling Away, Unseen

In many restaurants across the United States, there are people behind the scenes that keep things moving.  Most patrons will never see them and don’t even think about them during their meal.  They wash dishes, cook, bus tables, and clean up after everyone else has...

Activist without a cause

This is how Maya Cohen*, now 32, saw her new home in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1999, in contrast to Tel Aviv, where she had grown up.  The physical landscape of the American Midwest in late summer was the first major bit of culture shock Cohen faced after she had...

The New American

“When I was 18 this is where I saw my first dead body. Most of it was here, but his hand was over there,” Denis said as we walked passed a small crater in the sidewalk. This was the introduction I got to Denis’ parents’ apartment complex. Denis, 33, had not...

Alone in the melting pot

For many immigrants who come to the United States, their first stop is living in a community of people from their home country. Some of the neighborhoods of Chicago still reflect the immigrant roots of the areas: Ukrainian Village, Pilsen, or Hermosa. There are many...