Tag: Asylum

Opinion: The Photo of the Bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez and His Daughter Captures the Gravity of the Plight of Undocumented Immigrants and Their Quest for Freedom

The deaths of Óscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month old daughter, Valeria, are tragedies that have caught this nation’s eye. The two along with Martínez’s wife had left El Salvador for Mexico to gain asylum in the United States. The young father and his daughter drowned as they tried to…

Not Our Citizens Not Our Problem: Sessions to Turn Away Victims of Violence

Instances of violent racism against immigrants are popping up across the nation. And the implication that immigrant lives matter less than those of American citizens is coming right from Trump’s administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in newly issued guidance that claims of domestic or gang violence will “generally” no…