John Washington writes about immigration and border politics, as well as criminal justice and literature. He is writing a book (forthcoming from Verso) about asylum seekers. He is also a translator, having translated, most recently, A Massacre in Mexico, by Anabel Hernandez and Blood Barrios, by Alberto Arce, which won a PEN Translates Award. He is a frequent contributor to The Nation. Find more of his work at www.jblackburnwashington.com.