National Dialogues on Immigration

Weekly Roundup, April 4th


April 15, 2014  |  Featured News,News
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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

 

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