A yearlong series at the Bronx Documentary Center shows how nativist US immigration policies have affected people from many different walks of life.
Why a Photo Exhibit of Objects Seized at Border Control Feels Sanitized
Tom Kiefer’s aim — to document atrocity — is clear. But his exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center raises a number of important ethical and legal questions about whose stories he tells, and how.
How Marc Chagall’s Daughter Smuggled His Artwork to the US
Letters penned by Marc Chagall reveal his immigration difficulties to New York during World War II and his concern for his daughter who followed him on a separate ship, carrying a large case of his works.
Marriages, Labor, and Odysseys: The South Asian Diaspora Tells Its Own Stories on Instagram
Academia often treats migrants as homogenous. Social media provides a way to present their narratives in an open and empowering manner.
Trump Official Rephrases Statue of Liberty Poem to Defend Targeting of Legal Migrants
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, added a caveat to “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”
These Pillows Are One Way You Can Help Immigrants Detained by ICE
The “34,000 Pillows Project” by artist duo Díaz Lewis offers the public a way to give back to immigrant advocacy groups, and they’ll be hosting a workshop and reading series for the cause at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
PEN America Condemns Trump Administration for Closing Child Detention Camps to Press
“It is shocking that the American public largely must learn about the dangerous conditions at these detention centers not through reporters being able to cover the news, but through second-hand reports from lawyers and advocates granted access under a legal agreement with the U.S. border patrol,” the organization said.
Haunting Installations About Child Immigrant Detentions Appeared Across NYC Today
#NoKidsInCages, 24 installations commissioned by an immigration legal services nonprofit, were placed in front of media companies, cultural institutions, and other busy New York landmarks.
The Refugee Crisis Seen Through a Heat-Detecting Camera
Richard Mosse’s video installation Incoming gives migrants anonymity while emphasizing their humanity.
Sewing a Pillow for Every Bed Occupied at US Detention Facilities
The “34,000 Pillows Project” began in 2009, when the Detention Bed Mandate required ICE to occupy an average of 34,000 beds every night across 250 detention facilities nationwide.
Stitching an Image of the Human Cost of Crossing the US Border
The Migrant Quilt project began when Jody Ipsen learned that a record 282 people died when trying to cross the border in the Tucson Sector between 2004 and 2005.
The Tenement Museum Maps a Century of Deadly Diseases and Their Human Stories
In a new tour, the Tenement Museum explores New York’s contagious history, from tuberculosis to the AIDS crisis, through three families.