“American Dream: (verb)(1) To spend days walking and seeing things that remain best unsaid.”
A journey across the border.




As an iconic Austin restaurant closes, the staff and patrons gather to reflect on a long history of family, legacy, and the American Dream - and to eat!

In my life in exile
the way I say 'goodbye' with love for people
Is not the way I have ever said it before.

And Other Adventures in Internalized Racism

Stories from previous weeks:

Communicating what is truly happening in her country is one of Arantxa’s greatest goals —the corruption of a government’s dictatorship that wears the mask of democracy for the rest of the world to see.

Sita Chay delves into the creation and power of contemporary shamanic rituals; modern musical languages, Korean shaman rhythms, and folk mask movements all combine to ignite raw emotion and communal energy - a fight for the soul of the world.

A scientific mind and zen philosophy shape the photographic practice of Satoki Nagata as he continues his search to capture emotional truth in the streets of Chicago.






  • Soldier's immigrant mother could be among the last to benefit from Parole In Place program -CBS News

  • 5 Books About Asylum & Immigration That Every Person In The United States Needs To Read -Bustle

  • Immigrant-owned businesses contribute billions to U.S. economy -Axios

  • Adults in Immigrant Families Report Avoiding Routine Activities Because of Immigration Concerns -Urban Institute

  • Immigration makes America great -Vox

  • It’s Hard Out Here for a Latina Journalist in Trump’s America -Medium

  • As a Mexican immigrant, the El Paso shooting scared me, but I won’t be silent -whyy.org

  • 'Don't Let Them Send Me Back': Stopped Inches From US Border After 1,500 Mile Journey, Viral Photos Show Mother's Plea for Son's Life -Common Dreams

  • Bay Area school named for journalist who publicly identified as ‘undocumented’ immigrant -LA Times

  • Personal Essay: Why ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ Is Nothing New -HPR

  • Rumpus Original Poetry: Three Poems by Aria Aber -The Rumpus

  • Strangers in a strange land: 'Metering' makes asylum rights meaningless, immigrant advocates say -ABA Journal

  • Poetry against ICE -Los Angeles Review of Books

  • In Plano artist Jenney Chang's brush paintings, East and West come together -Dallas News

  • 12 Fashion Brands That Are Pro-Immigration -HuffPost

  • Behind the Scenes of The Immigrant Artist Biennial: Interview with Katya Grokhovsky -Arte Fuse

  • An Immigrant on His Journey to Medical School and a Full Ride -Medical School HQ