Tag Archives: Immigrant

The British Designer Paying Tribute to the Immigrant Experience

The British Designer Paying Tribute to the Immigrant Experience

The British Designer Paying Tribute to the Immigrant Experience The British Designer Paying Tribute to the Immigrant Experience In 1990s South London, a young Priya Ahluwalia would watch as members of her extended family got ready for garage raves, styling themselves in matching two-piece sets, dresses with chain belts and patterned silk shirts. “All the guys wore earrings,” she recalls. …

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Inside a House in Queens, a Dark Side of the Immigrant Story

Inside a House in Queens, a Dark Side of the Immigrant Story

Inside a House in Queens, a Dark Side of the Immigrant Story Inside a House in Queens, a Dark Side of the Immigrant Story MY MOTHER’S HOUSEBy Francesca Momplaisir “My Mother’s House,” Francesca Momplaisir’s debut novel, begins from the point of view of La Kay, a house on fire. The walls talk, scheme and ultimately give in to an impulse …

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‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Immigrant Activists Slip Into Detention

‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Immigrant Activists Slip Into Detention

‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Immigrant Activists Slip Into Detention ‘The Infiltrators’ Review: Immigrant Activists Slip Into Detention In 2012, a group of activists who were undocumented immigrants willingly got themselves sent to detention facilities, where they worked from the inside to free people who were scheduled for deportation. The docu-thriller “The Infiltrators” depicts their feat, following Marco Saavedra and Viridiana Martinez, …

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How I Found Common Ground With My Immigrant Dad on a Clay Court

How I Found Common Ground With My Immigrant Dad on a Clay Court

How I Found Common Ground With My Immigrant Dad on a Clay Court How I Found Common Ground With My Immigrant Dad on a Clay Court Most of my childhood friends from our predominantly white New Jersey suburb have a story about how their love of sports began — usually involving their fathers. Shaun’s played catch with him for hours …

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Lorena Borjas, Transgender Immigrant Activist, Dies at 59

Lorena Borjas, Transgender Immigrant Activist, Dies at 59

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When transgender women in Queens needed a safe place to be tested for H.I.V., Lorena Borjas turned her home into a clinic. When others were arrested and charged with prostitution, she bailed them out. When some faced deportation after an …

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