Exilio was formed by three Venezuelan migrants who came together in Bogotá, Colombia, after leaving their friends and family behind to seek a new start. The crisis in Venezuela has produced a new wave of angry youth expressing their rage through heavy guitar riffs and howling vocals.
The spooky, interactive experience uses archival audio and video, as well as original art, to trace different periods in the history of Puerto Rico, from the 16th-century Spanish colonization through the United States takeover in 1898 and, finally, Hurricane Maria.
Under the Trump administration, new immigration policy restrictions may impact the 1,000-strong community of Korean Uzbeks in New York City, some of whom came to the US seeking reprieve from harassment and assault in Russia.
Omer Azizi spent much of the past year developing an app that he calls Safar, meaning “journey” in both Farsi and Arabic, to solve the information gap that exists for refugees worldwide. It came out of an assignment in a unique class he took last year from the engineering school at USC.