Weekly Roundup, April 4th
Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories, edited by Megan Bayles and Achy Obejas, is a newly released (March 2014) collection of fiction written by recent immigrants to the United States. It includes eighteen short stories “that speak to the experiences, concerns, and aspirations of those who have left their homeland for a new life in the United States” by well-known authors, such as Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, Yiyun Li, and Aleksandar Hemon.
You can listen to a brief discussion of the new book with the editors on WBEZ’s (Chicago) Afternoon Shift here.
Immigration in the news this week:
Women are fasting for immigration reform via MSNBC
Immigration Activists Call on Obama to Stop Deportations via The Wall Street Journal
AP Exclusive: California Immigration Holds Drop via ABC News
Conservatives: No immigration riders in defense bill via Politico
Immigration detainees are in legal limbo via The Times-Picayune
Immigration reform becomes a Catholic ‘pro-life’ cause via The Boston Globe
Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’ via The Washington Post