In the Heart of Trump Country
On Logan County, West Virginia.
On Logan County, West Virginia.
Three years ago, the Republican-led House was close to reaching a compromise on immigration. This is the story of what went wrong.
For decades, “trimmigrants” have flooded California’s Emerald Triangle during harvest season in search of highly paid seasonal work. In the isolation of the dense forest, sexual assault is commonplace and rarely investigated.
A decade in the life of America’s wiliest coyote.
On the Italian island Lampedusa— “politically Europe, but geographically Africa”—as a wave of African immigrants is due to arrive from Libya by boat, ruining the tourist season.
How a sexual assault case in Idaho involving refugee children morphed into an anti-refugee frenzy.
The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama teeming with everything from deadly snakes to antigovernment guerrillas. For many migrants, crossing it is their only way to get to America.
A political history of Britain.
“On the day after the referendum, many Britons woke up with the feeling – some for better, some for worse – that they were suddenly living in a different country. But it is not a different country: what brought us here has been brewing for a very long time.”
The hot dog black market and the immigrants it exploits.
Behind a Muslim community in northern Wyoming — and 20 percent of all Muslims in the state — lies one very enterprising man.
In bleak farmlands of East Anglia, the first wave of Eastern European migrants learned exploitation and extortion from their own experiences with day labor. Then they began to prey on fellow immigrants, luring in them into debt and then forcing them to commit crimes to pay it off.
Of the 4.5 million Syrians who have fled their nation’s bloody civil war, fewer than 3,000 have made it to America. This is one family’s story.
Immigrant nannies leave their own children behind to care for others’.
Why China’s super-rich send their children west.
There is a little-known network of 11 federal prisons in America called Criminal Alien Requirement facilities. They exclusively house men who lack U.S. citizenship and have been convicted of crimes. They are all run privately. And over the last 18 years, they have allowed scores of inmates to die from diseases that could have been treated.
For immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, applications for visas, asylum, green cards, and naturalization can take decades. Unless you’re willing to be an informant for the FBI.
Kelvin Villanueva had lived in America for 15 years. He had four kids. He had a job. Then he was stopped for a broken taillight.
What America owes those it takes in.
A refugee’s odyssey from Syria to Sweden.
A Nepali immigrant tries to survive, and support a family back home, on a cab driver’s wages in Qatar.
An orphan named Patience and an argument for open immigration.
Kidnappers in Mexico have changed their business model from retail to wholesale—instead of extorting a handful of rich families, they are targeting thousands of undocumented migrants.
Michel Houellebecq on his controversial new novel, Submission, which imagines France electing its first Muslim president.
How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency.
Inside the multibillion-dollar business of keeping foreigners out of America.