I'm formerly a senior editor for Global Nation, PRI's The World's coverage of immigration in the US. I started at PRI as the social media manager, helping integrate engagement into our editorial process. I've spent most of my career writing long pieces (for magazines) and short posts (on Twitter) about politics and culture. I've reported from across Asia, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and on diverse cultures across the US, from Southern California to Minneapolis, where I am currently based.
In the world of longer reads, I am the co-editor of Chinese Characters (UC Press, 2012) and seven years as a consulting editor to the Journal of Asian Studies.
President Barack Obama's immigration actions are blocked — for now — but some experts say that's no reason for undocumented immigrants to stop preparing to apply for temporary relief from deportation.
The largest immigration detention center opened. Refugees from Bhutan struggled with depression and suicide. And migrants rode The Beast. These are the stories from 2014 you may have missed.
Federal prisons are housing nearly as many people for immigration offenses as they do for drug offenses. That's just one of the interesting things we learned about immigrants this year.
The president announced Thursday night that he will expand programs to allow undocumented immigrants to temporarily work and live legally in US, which is welcome news for those who qualify. But do President Obama's actions go too far — or not far enough?
Molly Castillo-Keefe helps migrant children in Chicago seek shelter and asylum. About half of them, she says, have experienced violence in their home countries. And if current numbers are any indication, nearly all of those seeking asylum from violence will be sent home if they don't find a lawyer to represent them.
Arts, Culture & Media
What do you think of how Univision’s World Cup commentators refer to players of different races? One critique has sparked a rich debate online.
This year's World Cup has brought fandom and ad-dom together in a way never before seen before. Companies have created a barrage of commercials that are more similar to action-packed movies than what you might see in your nightly sitcoms.
Conflict & Justice
A well-known research organization says government agencies are obstructing their access to information about immigration enforcement.
Conflict & Justice
The short answer: It’s complicated. Scholars and activists say that laws passed long before Barack Obama became president are behind the increases, but that he could be doing more to curb deportations.
Development & Education
Modern technology has tremendous power to improve lives in the developing world. Why does it often fail to do so? Take part in a discussion with professionals working in the field.