Posts tagged "immigration"

An immigrant’s journey to US citizenship rebukes extremists in

For all of its contradictions and injustices, the 20th century American melting pot transformed millions of immigrants into productive citizens. “Like the vast majority of the roughly 2 million Italians who arrived in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, my grandfather was looking for a better future. He found it in...
'Tears of Salt' is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy's refugee crisis 

‘Tears of Salt’ is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy’s refugee crisis 

As a doctor working on Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island, he has been on the front line of the refugee crisis for more than 20 years. He has seen boats of refugees arriving from Africa, sometimes on a daily basis, crammed with people who are starving, dehydrated, and terrified. And these, he points out, are the...