Tag Archives: welcome

In Lesvos: a warm welcome to a cold winter

Please, lady, don’t choose the Ugg boots, anything but the goddamn Ugg boots. I’m in the clothes tent at a cliff-side refugee transit camp in Lesvos, Greece. It’s a slow day, so the Iraqi-Kurdish lady has time to pick out which shoes she’d like. Having just clambered out of dodgy boats, most refugees come to […]

What do we teach children about immigration?

While the U.S. political machine is stalled as House Republicans refuse to put comprehensive immigration reform up for a vote, pro-immigrant and refugee organizations like Welcoming America take on the huge task of involving communities in immigrant integration. These efforts, focused on community-based approaches such as public awareness campaigns, community engagement, and increased education, aim […]