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Migrant Caravan: On the Other Side

Immigration lawyer’s  journey has unexpected consequences

If I had to estimate how many immigrants and refugees I have met in detention centers, the number would be in the thousands. Since 2014, in my capacity as an immigration lawyer,  I have volunteered in family detention facilities in New Mexico and Texas. Now, the legal services organization I lead, Santa Fe Dreamers Project, […]

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WITNESS: Poetry penned in civil wars of Central America

Wandering poet Lorraine Caputo had heard other people’s testimonies. Finally in 1988, she began a journey that would change her life.

My first trip to Central America was in 1988. For several years, I heard other people’s testimonies of what was occurring in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. For even more years, I had read about the history and politics of the region. And of course, there was what was being reported in the media […]

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