Tagged: immigration

An Alien’s Psalm

By Ed Hays I wear the mark of your disapproval and your often unspoken words pierce straight to my soul, “Why didn’t you stay where you belong?” I feel the icy stare that says,...

Take a Knee for the Children

By Carolyn Custis James When Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a U.S. government shelter for immigrant children in Combes, Texas, what she saw undid her. A distraught toddler was...

Mother of Exiles

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the...

You Did for Me

For I was hungry and you gave me food I was thirsty and you gave me drink I was a stranger and you welcomed me I was naked and you gave me clothing I...

Not Without My Child

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto My family’s immigration journey included a significant period time when my mother was separated from her mother—my grandmother was an American citizen of Japanese descent, returning to work in the US....

For I Was a Stranger

By Ethan Tan On November 9, 2016, I rode the regional rail to my grad school class. People cried on the train, on the street, in class. Instead of the usual lecture and discussion...