What We Are Reading

Some remarkable writing from around the web by and about immigrants

Summer 2019

  • Mireya’s Third Crossing -The Atlantic

  • Shifting Ground sculpture workshop connects immigrant communities with visiting artists -The Gazette

  • This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother -NPR

  • The Alien Chronicles: Immigrant Stories -Stitcher

  • A New Capitalist: An Immigrant Story -Forbes

  • Nnedi Okorafor Tells an Immigrant Story in ‘LaGuardia,’ the Most Subversive Graphic Novel at Comic-Con -The Daily Beast

  • An Unintended Consequence of Trump's Repeated Threats of Raids: More Immigrants Know Their Rights -Time

  • Rewriting Greek Tragedies as Immigrant Stories -NYTimes

  • The Food Business Incubator That Helps Immigrant Women Pursue The American Dream -NPR

  • New Anthology of Essays, Memoir, Stories, and Poems by NYC Immigrant “Dreamers” -PEN

  • Foster Grandparent shares his immigrant story and the joy of mentorship after retirement -Fresno EOC

  • Multiversant NYFA 2018 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program - ChaShama

  • In 'Leavings/Belongings,' Artist Yu-Wen Wu Explores Women's Stories of Displacement -wbur

  • The For-Refugees, By-Refugees Newspaper That Prints in Six Different Languages -Narratively

  • Op-Ed: My Latinx students write what they know. And their words are powerful -LA Times

  • The rise of the English-speaking, college-educated undocumented immigrant -QZ

  • Takunda Muzondiwa - Race Unity Speech Awards 2019

  • Life as an Illegal Immigrant Inside a ‘Hostile Environment’ -Medium

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs Prove It Doesn't Matter Where You Were Born -Forbes

  • These photos honor graduate's immigrant parents -CNN

  • Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: On Debunking the Survivalist Immigrant Mentality -Medium

  • Immigrants Will Teach Free 'Open Air University' In Prospect Park This Summer -Gothamist

  • We Do Not Come Empty-Handed: The Economic Case for Immigrants -The Economist

  • This Formerly Undocumented Woman Is Teaching Her Fellow Immigrants to Know Their Rights -Narratively

  • Nari Ward on Reimagining the Immigrant Experience -Artsy

  • Momed Showcases Immigrant Chefs and Cuisine -Spectrum News

  • A Halal Restaurant Helps Build a Community in Suburban Detroit -fi2w

  • Immigrant service members are now denied US citizenship at a higher rate than civilians -Task and Purpose

  • Aliza Nisenbaum on Why Her Intimate Portraits of Immigrants Aren’t about Empathy -Artsy

  • Ocean Vuong’s ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ is permanently stunning -Washington Post

 

Spring 2019

  • Breathing Space; The body my immigrant parents may never understand -GayMag

  • I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too. -NYTimes

  • Unshackled Ventures has $20M to invest exclusively in immigrant founders -Techcrunch

  • Created By Immigrants, 10 Films Highlight The New Immigrant And Refugee Experience -WBur

  • ‘I have been doing my taxes every year,’ immigrant in US on TPS says as he lobbies for path to citizenship -Masslive

  • A Philippine immigrant’s memoir; summer residency for writers -Boston Globe

  • Using Multimedia Profiles to Tell Immigrant Stories -KQED

  • Bridging the Gap: A Chinese Immigrant in America & An Expatriate in China -Medium

  • One Day You Will Be One Of The Happier: The Voices and Poetry of Teen Immigrants -Teachers and Writers Magazine

  • Undocumented Storytellers at the Writers Guild Initiative -UnitedWeDream

  • What Makes You Special? -TED Talk

  • Sonia De Los Santos spreads joy, shares immigrant stories in original children's music -Lancaster Online

  • Doing Everything With Her Own Hands -The Immigrant Story

  • Gastor Almonte aims to tell an important story with ‘Immigrant Made’ -Vanyaland

  • In 'The Good Immigrant,' New Americans Grapple With Their Polarized Country -NPR

  • Transcendients: Immigrant Stories of Place -Honolulu Magazine

  • Food was my Immigrant Mother's Language of Love -Vice

  • "Saint Judy": The story of a tireless immigration lawyer's crusade for justice -CBS News

  • Rami Malek’s 2019 Oscars Speech For ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Honored His Immigrant Parents -Bustle

  • H1B Visa Holders Facing Loss Of Spousal Employment Authorizations Explore Other Options -Forbes

  • He died in the snow, cold and alone. Now, the family of a Kenyan immigrant seeks answers -The News Tribune

  • Breathing Space: The body my immigrant parents may never understand -Medium

  • Ha Jin’s Self-Revealing Study of the Chinese Poet Li Bai -New Yorker

  • 21 Savage's Immigration Case Has Mobilized the Music Community. Here's Everything to Know -Time

  • Hundreds of immigrant recruits risk ‘death sentence’ after Army bungles data, lawmaker says -Washington Post

  • Southern Poverty Law Center releases music to empower immigrants to fight for their rights -The Drum

  • Immigrant-Owned D.C. Restaurant Feeds Anyone in Need -Now This

  • He stars in a new film about infiltrating an ICE detention center. Now ICE has locked him up again. -Washington Post

  • The Provocations of Chef Tunde Wey -GQ

  • How I Learned To Talk To My Filipino Mom About My Mental Health -KUNC

 

Winter 2019

  • I'm an Immigrant. When I Spend Money on Makeup, I'm Paying to Feel Safe. -Glamour

  • For a Yemeni in N.Y., the Agony of Who’s Been Left Behind -NYTimes

  • Immigrants' First American Christmas -NPR

  • The Harvest of Bodies -Hippocampus Magazine

  • The journey of Maria Goretti Mieites Alonso, from Galicia to a job at The Met -New Women NYS

  • Born in Ukraine and raised in Sweden and Northwest Indiana, long-lost sisters' reunion is 'the biggest Christmas gift' -Chicago Tribune

  • How A Memphis Food Hall Is Transforming Refugee Lives And The Community -WKNO

  • How immigrant food taught me to stop coddling this American palate -Long Beach Post

  • How the Son of Immigrants Quit Wall Street to Feed the Hungry -Politico

  • Plastic thank-you bags have a special history in Chinatown. It’s changing. -National Geographic

  • Fashion spells freedom for this Greater Morristown immigrant -Morristown Green

  • When Buddhism Came to America -Jstor

  • Coding program seeks to open tech career doors for immigrant girls -Buffalo News

  • The Heroes of America's Startup Economy Weren't Born in America -Inc

  • Kids of Immigrants Designers Talk Xenophobia, Fashion, and Giving Back -Teen Vogue

  • Valuable Immigrant-Founded Startups Coming To U.S. Stock Market -Forbes

  • With Its Focus on Immigrants, “no Passport Required” is the food show America Needs Now -Quarizy

  • How can U.S. improve its immigration policy? We asked immigrant entrepreneurs and tech leaders
    -GeekWire

  • This Immigrant Entrepreneur Came To America With $300. Now She Has A Successful Fashion Business
    -Forbes

 

Winter 2018

  • 55% Of America's Billion-Dollar Startups Have An Immigrant Founder -Forbes

  • American Girl: A Story of Immigration, Fear and Fortitude -Washington Post

  • Immigrant Stereotypes Are Everywhere on TV -The Atlantic

  • This Formerly Undocumented Woman Is Teaching Her Fellow Immigrants to Know Their Rights -Narratively

  • To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything -The New Yorker

  • Home is where the heart is: how sharing Colombian culture helped Karla Florez Albor start a new life in New York -New Women New Yorkers

  • Immigrants pay more into the healthcare system than they get out of it, study shows -LA Times

  • ARTADIA creates new fellowship program for Immigrant Artists in Houston -Art Forum

  • Maria de Los Angeles' art inspired by immigration stories, including her own -AM New York

  • A Tortured Choice for Immigrants: Your Health or Your Green Card? -NYTimes

  • Searching for the Woman Who Saved My Immigrant Family from Homelessness -Narratively

  • Min Kahng: From manga to musical (to Harvard) -Office For the Arts, Harvard

  • Artist uses her own family’s migration story to build solidarity among immigrants -El Tecolote

  • Belly Details New Album 'Immigrant': 'I Was Completely Open and Vulnerable' -I Heart Radio

  • 'I never said I refuse to enlist': US Army abruptly discharged over 500 immigrant recruits in a year -Business Insider

  • US yogurt billionaire's solution to immigration: 'Humanity first' -CNN

  • The body my immigrant parents may never understand -Medium

 

Fall 2018

  • How an immigrant upbringing helped inspire a 'leading voice of the American left' -NBC News

  • ‘Dear America,' Writes A Pulitzer-Winning Journalist — And Undocumented Immigrant -NPR

  • 5 ideas from the All for All Summit on supporting Pittsburgh’s immigrants -NEXTpittsburgh

  • Undocumented immigrants least likely to see a doctor, and disparities are getting worse -Healthcare Finance

  • One Face of Immigration in America Is a Family Tree Rooted in Asia -NYTimes

  • Planned Parenthood’s Next President: An Immigrant Doctor of Color Who Grew Up on Medicaid -Slate

  • The Immigrant Grandparents America Needs -NYTimes

  • Empathy for Immigrants -Psychology Today

  • Immigrants or children of immigrants make up at least 12% of Congress -Pew Research

  • Akron artist's immigrant portrait series debuts at Global Village Festival -Cleveland.com

  • Immigrant Artists: Living Architecture Breathes New Life into the Histories of Chicago -NewCity Design

  • What Can the Arts Do for Immigrants? NYC’s Cultural Leaders Convene an Event to Hear Your Thoughts -HyperAllergic

 

Summer 2018
 

  • They Came Here to Serve. But for Many Immigrants, the Army Isn’t Interested. -NYTimes

  • Where LGBTQ War Refugees Finally Feel Safe -Narratively 

  • Meet The Unknown Immigrant Billionaire Betting Her Fortune To Take On Musk In Space -Forbes

  • Meet the judge who is forcing the government to reunite immigrant families -USA Today

  • An Immigrant Community Haunted by Suicide -PEW

  • Ryan Reynolds and More A-Listers Read an Immigrant Mom's Story About Separation from Young Son -People

  • 5 books about immigrant and refugee experiences that you'll want to read with your kids -Mashable

  • Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock -Voices of NY

  • Undocumented Immigrant Launches Company For Latinos In Tech -Forbes

  • The American Dream: What the U.S. means to immigrant entrepreneurs and tech leaders -GeekWire

  • How Being An Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health -NAMI

  • How Carmen Alvarado adjusted to US work culture after immigrating from Venezuela -New Women New Yorkers

  • 'I miss you so much.' Letters from detained immigrant women to their children -LA Times

  • A Seattle church helps animmigrant family stay together -High Country News

  • ‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem -NYTimes

  • Juan Williams: My immigrant story -The Hill

  • How a Child Moves Through a Broken Immigration System -Wired

  • Late Night writer Dina Gusovsky shares her Immigrant Story -Late Night with Seth Meyers

  • US and Canada are most inclusive to immigrant citizens, global study finds -The Guardian

  • Could DNA Testing Reunite Immigrant Families? Get the Facts. -National Geographic

  • What It Costs to Be Smuggled Across the U.S. Border -NYTimes

  • "Are you alone now?” After raid, immigrant families are separated in the American heartland -Washington Post

  • 12-year-old makes impassioned plea for immigrant families -CNN

  • A Parade Celebrates the Immigrant and Senior Communities of New York’s Lower East Side -Hyperallergic

  • Serbando Fernandez Discusses Immigrant Experience in Baltimore -Baltimore Magazine

  • Mariana Yampolsky: Immigrant or Émigré? -Unframed

  • My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant -NYTimes

  • How Bourdain Helped Xi’an Famous Foods’s Immigrant Owners Live the American Dream -NY Eater

  • The Trump Administration Is Driving Away Immigrant Entrepreneurs -The Atlantic

  • Immigrant from Laos Finds Success with Washington Restaurant -Learning English

  • Immigrants founded more than half of billion-dollar U.S. startups -Axios

  • John Leguizamo, actor and playwright: in his own words -Carnegie

  • What U.S. Investors Can Learn From An Immigrant Venture Capitalist -Forbes

  • 150-Year Wait for Indian Immigrants With Advanced Degrees -CATO Institute

  • Artist's hidden message on Ellis Island -CBS NEws

  • Review: Horizon’s “Citizens Market” reminds us that we are a nation of immigrants -ArtsATL


Spring 2018

  • Transgender women in immigrant caravan flee violence, discrimination -San Diego Tribune

  • What is California cuisine? Whatever my immigrant mom is cooking. -Washington Post

  • ICE is wrongly designating immigrants as gang members to deport them -Salon

  • Crop of immigrant farmers thrives in Lancaster -Telegram.com

  • 'A book by someone like them': Refugee and immigrant girls meet author with a story similar to their own -Chicago Tribune

  • A portrait of an Iraqi immigrant couple and their children -Washington Post

  • How Ferrero Rocher Became a Staus Symbol For Immigrant Families -Thrillist

  • ‘America is Not the Heart’: Poignant tale of a Filipina immigrant’s journey -Seattle Times

  • The case for immigration -The Economist

  • Refusing to be silent, the children of immigrants speak out -Boston Globe

  • Who Polices the Immigration Police? -ProPublica

  • Vida offers a captivating twist on TV's immigration and gentrification stories -AV Club

  • This Photographer Projects Portraits Of Bostonians Onto The City -Boston NPR

  • A Rule Is Changed for Young Immigrants, and Green Card Hopes Fade -NYTimes

 

 Winter 2017

  • Why Donald Trump Is Wrong About Immigration -Fortune

  • Anti-immigrant Hate Targets Asians Too -Huffington Post

  • The myth of the 'acceptable immigrant' is tearing families apart. -NBC Think

  • When a Day in Court Is a Trap for Immigrants -The New Yorker

  • Immigrants Do a Great Job at Becoming Americans -Bloomberg

  • Half of Latino Immigrant Characters on TV Are Portrayed as Criminals, Study Finds -Hollywood Reporter

  • How a Long-Lost Photograph Revealed One Family's Immigration Story -Time

  • Photography project highlights contributions of Boston’s immigrant community -Boston Globe

  • How DACA Changed My Life: One Immigrant Girl's Story -Teen Vogue

  • Lebanese immigrant escaped war to build a life in Quincy -Patriot Ledger

  • Children's Books Missed These Immigrant Stories. So Student's Wrote Them -NYTimes

  • A Brooklyn organization is turning refugees in NYC into chefs -Timeout NY

 

Fall 2017

  • Opinion: Despite What Trump Says, Immigrant and Citizen Labor Rights Are InseparableNBCNews

  • It Was an Uneasy Time for Immigrants in Texas. Then the Rains Came. -NYTimes

  • Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant Entrepreneurs -MIT Technology Review

  • The Real History of American Immigration -Politico

  • Hospitality industry needs more immigrant workers to survive, report says -Chicago Tribune

  • Immigrant families make America great -USA Today

  • The Case For Celebrating (And Promoting) Immigrant Entrepreneurs -Forbes

  • Stay, Hide or Leave? Hard Choices for Immigrants in the Heartland –NYTimes

  • Undocumented Immigrants May Get Less Time to Make Their Case -Time

  • How Trump Is Stifling Entrepreneurship -Fortune

  • This Land Is Our Land: Young Immigrant Musicians Reinvent A Classic

  • Nigerian-American Tomi Adeyemi’s ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ -Teen Vogue

  • Afghan Girls Robotics Team Finally Allowed To Enter US For Competition -IFL Science

  • In America, saying thank you is routine. In India, it can be insulting. -The Atlantic

  • Latina Immigrants Raise $30 Million Venture Fund -Huffington Post

  • Kenzo Designer Humberto Leon Pens an Open Letter About Identity Politics - TeenVogue

  • Immigrants revitalize Detroit -The Detroit News

  • Immigrant Triumph at the Oscars of American Fashion -The NYTimes

 

Summer 2017

  • Wedding Dress A Symbol Of Something New For Syrian Refugee -

  • How I Solved It: New York Or Lahore? - The New Yorker

  • Immigrant-Led Pilot Gives Used Cooking Oil a Second Chance - N

  • MIT study: Immigrants vital to Boston’s economy - The Boston Globe

  • Immigrant rises to top of graduating class - Houston Chronicle

  • Film And Food: Sharing The Stories Of Immigrants With Conservative America -NPR

  • Austin’s “Poderosas” Mural is an Homage to Immigrant Mothers - Remezcla

  • "I do not know what my identity is when I am not working." -A comic

  • The Vilcek Prize recognizes immigrant artists who make a contribution to U.S. culture through their art.- N

  • Ten Immigrants Who Became Famous Artists - Sleek Magazine

  • Trump's Immigration Ban is Already Harming American Science - The Atlantic

  • Four Artists Who Are Reshaping America's Immigration Debate - Colorlines

  • "I am an immigrant" Fashion leaders speak out in this video - T

  • How to help refugees in the United States - Rescue.org

  • New American Girls: a series of incredible videos- PBS

  • How the fight over refugees threatens one woman's dream of motherhood - Glamour

  • If They Should Come For Us, a poem - Poetry Foundation

  • How I Learned to Celebrate Eid in America - Buzzfeed

 

Spring 2017

  • 10 uniquely American things created by immigrants - NBC Latino

  • Immigrant Authors Are Making American Literature Great Again - Vice

  • What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know - The Atlantic

  • Iranian director sent prominent Iranian-American engineers to accept his Oscar - W

  • All six of America's Nobel Prize Winners are immigrants - The Independent

  • When Home Is Between Different Countries And Genders - Buzzfeed

  • One Harvard Lab, Six Iranian Scientists, and Some Tea - The Atlantic

  • Exploring ties to her Kashmiri home through cooking - Buzzfeed

  • How Immigrants Make American science Great - Pacific Standard

  • A family of Syrian refugees is making life sweeter for Berlin - The Local

  • Museum launches a "made by an immigrant" initiative - CNN

  • All six of America's Nobel Prize Winners are immigrants - The Independent

  • Hollywood agency scraps Oscar party, supports refugees instead - The Hollywood Reporter