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Photograph by Adria Malcolm

Rosi’s Choice (print only)

When a young mother fleeing violence in El Salvador faces long odds for asylum, it raises a crucial question: Who deserves sanctuary in America? One day last July, Rosi, a twenty-three-year-old fry cook with a high-school diploma, no English-la [...]

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The Guardy and the Shame

January 6, 2015

Jamaicans are primed to contend with all who speak ill of their country. As someone who grew up and lived in Jamaica until my midtwenties—although I now live in the US—I understand how the culture reacts to criticism.