Immigration

A new podcast spearheaded by renowned interpreter Sharon Choi questions whether justice was served after three people were found murdered in a Koreatown apartment nearly two decades…

from KCRW Features

Early in the new animated documentary “Flee,” Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen asks his friend Amin to close his eyes and take a deep breath.

from The Business

In Tripoli, several warehouses have been turned into secret prisons to hold thousands of migrants, sometimes indefinitely, and under the most inhumane conditions.

Migrants want new lives in Europe, are caught and imprisoned in Libya

In Tripoli, several warehouses have been turned into secret prisons to hold thousands of migrants, sometimes indefinitely, and under the most inhumane conditions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In “Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen interviews his friend Amin Nawabi, an LGBTQ Afghanistan native, about fleeing his war-torn home and connecting his past and present.

‘Flee’: Gay Afghan’s harrowing refugee story and enduring friendship with Danish filmmaker

In “Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen interviews his friend Amin Nawabi, an LGBTQ Afghanistan native, about fleeing his war-torn home and connecting his past and present.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In his new book “Taste Makers,” professor and award-winning writer Mayukh Sen profiles seven tastemaking immigrant women who left a lasting mark on our culinary landscape and how Americans cook and eat today.

Reflecting on the immigrant women who shaped how America eats

In his new book “Taste Makers,” professor and award-winning writer Mayukh Sen profiles seven tastemaking immigrant women who left a lasting mark on our culinary landscape and how Americans cook and eat today.

from Good Food

Heena Patel, the chef behind Besharam in San Francisco, cooks vegetarian food inspired by the flavors she grew up with in Gujarat.

Remembering first Thanksgiving tastes of green beans with fried onion

Heena Patel, the chef behind Besharam in San Francisco, cooks vegetarian food inspired by the flavors she grew up with in Gujarat.

from Good Food

The U.S.-Mexico border is set to reopen following a long shutdown to all but “essential” traffic.” This will likely bring heavy traffic, sanitation issues and crimes.

Borderline insanity: A proposal to fix the US-Mexico frontier by Joe Mathews

The U.S.-Mexico border is set to reopen following a long shutdown to all but “essential” traffic.” This will likely bring heavy traffic, sanitation issues and crimes.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

You should count yourself lucky to occupy a haunted house — if you’ve got the right ghost, writes Joe Mathews.

Immigrant sailor haunts this house in the nicest way, says Joe Mathews

You should count yourself lucky to occupy a haunted house — if you’ve got the right ghost, writes Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Daniel Foote, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned, condemning the Biden administration’s decision to fly thousands of Haitian migrants back to their home country.

As US special envoy to Haiti resigns, what’s happening with Haitian migrants at US-Mexico border?

Daniel Foote, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned, condemning the Biden administration’s decision to fly thousands of Haitian migrants back to their home country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 12,000 migrants have been camping out — without adequate sanitation — under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio. Most of them are from Haiti, and the U.S.

Thousands of Haitian migrants are camping out near Texas. Biden administration says they can’t stay

About 12,000 migrants have been camping out — without adequate sanitation — under a bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio. Most of them are from Haiti, and the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some UCLA faculty members have launched an initiative to place some Afghan scholars at UCLA. The plan will require raising $100,000 by September 30.

Afghan academics are getting death threats, so UCLA professors are trying to bring them to SoCal

Some UCLA faculty members have launched an initiative to place some Afghan scholars at UCLA. The plan will require raising $100,000 by September 30.

from KCRW Features

President Biden said on Tuesday that the U.S. and its partners have airlifted 100,000 Afghans out of their country, as American troops have left the 20-year war there.

This Afghan refugee feels at home in LA, but misses some family members left behind in Kabul

President Biden said on Tuesday that the U.S. and its partners have airlifted 100,000 Afghans out of their country, as American troops have left the 20-year war there.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, nine U.S. Air Force planes arrived at the Kabul airport overnight to assist in evacuation efforts.

Preventable humanitarian catastrophe: Lawyer on evacuating at-risk Afghans under Taliban rule

After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, nine U.S. Air Force planes arrived at the Kabul airport overnight to assist in evacuation efforts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Long Beach Convention Center served as an emergency shelter for migrant children, and now it’s empty as all 1,538 kids are reunited with their families.

Long Beach unites 1500+ migrant kids with families and is open to supporting more, says Mayor Garcia

The Long Beach Convention Center served as an emergency shelter for migrant children, and now it’s empty as all 1,538 kids are reunited with their families.

from KCRW Features

The Biden administration announced plans to appeal a Texas judge’s ruling that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is illegal.

DACA is illegal, federal judge in Texas rules. What can Congress do now for Dreamers?

The Biden administration announced plans to appeal a Texas judge’s ruling that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is illegal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Part of Vice President Harris’ portfolio is tackling the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Once they’re in U.S.

Some migrant kids from Central America must learn to represent themselves in immigration court

Part of Vice President Harris’ portfolio is tackling the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Once they’re in U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

By the end of Trump’s presidency, the cap on how many refugees could be admitted to the U.S. each year was down to 15,000.

Why immigrant advocate Xavier Becerra advised Biden to keep Trump policy of accepting small number of refugees

By the end of Trump’s presidency, the cap on how many refugees could be admitted to the U.S. each year was down to 15,000.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Biden administration came in with a promise to undo the harsh immigration policies of the Trump era.

Biden preserves Trump’s Title 42, which makes migrants easy prey for organized crime

The Biden administration came in with a promise to undo the harsh immigration policies of the Trump era.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

Long Beach and Pomona to welcome migrant kids. But some activists aren’t happy

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

from Greater LA

In March alone, about 19,000 migrant children came alone to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking asylum. That's an all-time high.

California to temporarily house young migrants, bringing stories of human suffering into sharper focus

In March alone, about 19,000 migrant children came alone to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking asylum. That's an all-time high.

from KCRW Features