immigration

Mitt Romney has a thing or two to learn from MELQUIADES ESTRADA

Article: Mitt Romney has a thing or two to learn from MELQUIADES ESTRADA

When it comes to the issue of immigration, Mitt Romney has two faces. There’s the one he wore at his now-notorious behind-closed-doors fundraiser in Boca Raton, where he “joked” to a roomful of fat cats that “it would be helpful to be Latino.” Then there’s the noticeably browner face he wore to a forum on the Spanish-language network Univision, where he spouted meaningless rhetoric about how the answer to illegal immigration is “self-deportation.” He seems so unconcerned with understanding what life is like for Spanish-speaking immigrants (illegal or otherwise) in this country, it’s a milagro he can discuss issues of concern to that community while keeping a straight face.

Photo series of refugee boats

Article: Photo series of refugee boats

German photographer Heiko Schäfer’s photo series “Maritime Incidents” documents refugee boats intercepted off the coasts of Italy. Each stark picture is accompanied by details pertaining to each boat: type, propulsion, circumstance of and intercept location, country of origin, and number of refugees. And yet juxtaposed to these details, the photos themselves describe more and tell…