John Washington writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice and literature. His first book, "The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border and Beyond," was published in 2020 by Verso Books. Washington is also a translator, having co-translated, most recently, "The Hollywood Kid," by Óscar Martínez and Juan Martínez, and Blood Barrios, by Alberto Arce, which won a PEN Translates Award. Find more of his work at www.jblackburnwashington.com.
Internal CBP Documents Detail “Transnational Effort to Shut Down Asylum”
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The War on ImmigrantsICE Discussed Punishing Immigrant Advocates for Peaceful Protests
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