Digital Editor, Global Nation
I'm the digital editor for Global Nation, PRI'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 my non-digital life, I am the co-editor of Chinese Characters (UC Press, 2012) and a consulting editor to the Journal of Asian Studies.
In the months after 9/11, the US government set up a system to register and interview men from Muslim-majority countries in an effort to combat terrorism. It was quietly shelved after a few years mostly because it didn't work. Trump’s advisors want to bring it back.
Andrew Puzder is tough on minimum wage increases but believes there should be a “path to legal status” for undocumented immigrants.
Plus, this week in the president-elect’s policies, an immigration hardliner for attorney general and the prospects for continued segregation in America.
November’s election is set to be a wake-up call for both major parties. Arizona, long a red state, just might swing for Clinton. And the Latino vote will matter.
As an undocumented teenager, Antonio Valdovinos couldn’t become a Marine. He went on to start a civic engagement organization instead.