Immigration

Three Muslim Families, Three Cities: A Review of Muslims of Metropolis

Through the stories of a Bangladeshi family in New York, a Palestinian family in London, and a Kurdish family in Germany, Kavitha Rajagopalan's Muslims of Metropolis is a necessary intervention into the popular discourse that informs our ideas about Muslims.

Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant Families in the West. By Kavitha Rajagopalan. Rutgers University Press, 2008, 283 pages.

Here's Our Labor. Now How About Our Lives?

The Karma of Brown Folk and Passport Photos

Why the "Gay Rights Movement" is Anti-Immigrant Rights

The "gay rights" movement has rarely shared a table with the immigrant rights movement. Focused on the right to marry and rights of citizens, it leaves behind much needed coalition building between the movements.

Behind Swing Doors: South Asian Workers Speak

Interviews with New York City food service industry workers

The Myth of the Burdensome Immigrants

Xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments situate South Asian and other immigrant communities as burdens on the health care system, missing the barriers, racism and classism they experience. To meet the needs of immigrant workers, these structural inequalities need to be addressed and considered in proposals for US health care reform.

Passports and Pink Slips

Immigration and Labor After 9/11

Making Criminals of Us All

Recently passed through the House, the HR 4437 Bill, the latest and most egregious anti-immigrant bill, will criminalize those that are and those that aid undocumented immigrants.

Get WIREd

Information about the Women and Immigrants Rapid Exit (WIRE) Bill

Indentured in Singapore's Little India

Singapore's guest worker program brings in restaurant, domestic and construction workers from South Asia. Workers share stories of long hours, unsafe work conditions and abusive employers. Is this the future of the US if it adopts a similar program?

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