Bill Clinton Owes My Father an Apology

Originally posted on The Atlantic By Aarti Shahani I ran into Hillary Clinton recently. We were both at NPR (my employer at the time), giving interviews for our new books. We crossed paths and took a selfie. I congratulated Clinton on her book, Gutsy Women. She graciously asked me about mine. “It’s called Here We…

Ken Cuccinelli’s Destructive Measures as USCIS Director

Ken Cuccinelli, the current Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has enacted several measures have been taken that obstruct the agency’s mission of “fairly and efficiently facilitating legal immigration.” These measures have increased since Cuccinelli’s appointment to the position on June 10, 2019. Since then, the agency has been a prime proponent…

TN immigration raid

Communities and businesses respond to immigration crackdown.

ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back. Agents conducted one of the biggest workplace raids since President Trump announced a crackdown on illegal immigration, detaining 97 workers in Morristown. But for residents, these workers were their neighbors. One morning in April, federal immigration agents swept into a meatpacking plant in this northeastern Tennessee…

DACA Deadline – Take Action Now!

DACA is expiring.  Tell Congress to take action!! It is critical for constituents to urge their Senators to focus on providing lasting protection for Dreamers, like the bipartisan, bicameral Dream Act (S. 1615/H.R. 3440), and not get distracted by broader legislation that is beyond the scope of reasonable negotiations and would fundamentally betray American values…