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," is forthcoming in May of 2020 from Verso Books. Washington is also a translator, having 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.
The War on Immigrants“It’s Like Purgatory”: How the U.S. Has Undermined the Promise of Asylum
An excerpt from the new book, “The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the U.S.-Mexico Border and Beyond.”
The War on ImmigrantsWe Need to Reverse the Damage Trump Has Done in Latin America. Biden’s Plans Don’t Cut It.
When it comes to Latin America, Joe Biden promises a return to the status quo of the Obama administration. That’s not good enough.
The War on ImmigrantsFamily Separations at the Border Constitute Torture, New Report Claims
Physicians for Human Rights examined the lasting psychological effects on Central American families who were torn apart by U.S. immigration officials.
Democratic Representative Pushed to Create a Massive Migrant Health Database That No One Wants
Rep. Lauren Underwood’s bill mandates a mammoth biometric database for migrants, accessible to immigration agencies who could use it to track people down.