Professor of SociologyProfessor of Sociology at Florida International University
FROM Guillermo Grenier
Thawing Relationship With Cuba Has Immigration Implications The thawing of relations with Cuba has sparked a new conversation about immigration policy here in the U.S. Specifically, should we throw out the law that favors Cuban immigrants over other immigrants? The 1966 law is called the Cuban Adjustment Act, and it says that any Cuban -- once they arrive in the U.S. -- can become a permanent resident after one year and a citizen after five. Now lawmakers in Washington are pushing for a new look at the law. We hear the pros and cons.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”