Arranged globalization: A love story

George Harris hugged his wife for the first time on Dec. 10, 2008. Seventeen days later, they were married. “We met for the first time in the airport,” says the 28-year-old native of Kerala, India. “I was practicing myself in the mirror, how to greet her. I was...

Who can the undocumented trust?

For the undocumented, trust may feel like a trap.  Even when speaking to an attorney, it can be frightening to discuss papers and status. “I take the intake calls, and usually [the undocumented] will have someone like a friend call, or at least they’re covering...

A family without borders

Lorena came to our house for Christmas when I was eleven years old. Before she arrived, my mother explained to me that she was pregnant with my cousin’s child, she spoke almost no English, and I was supposed to ignore both of these facts during the course of the...