Entries by Adam Strom

Separated Children at the Border

Embed from Getty Images In the Spring of 2018, the U.S. government enacted what President Trump called a “zero tolerance” policy meant to deter undocumented immigrants from coming to the United States. At the same time, the Attorney General Sessions worked to make it harder for immigrants to declare and receive asylum status. Central to […]

Immigrants & the World Cup: Trevor Noah and the French Ambassador

Many football fans from around the world commented on the diversity of several of the European teams competing in the World Cup. Writing for Bloomberg Opinion, Leonid Bershidsky noted: Three of the four national teams in the World Cup semifinals — France, Belgium and England — are, one might think, icons of European diversity. Immigrants and sons […]

Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant

Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 film, The Immigrant depicts the story of two European immigrants journey to the United States. The 24-minute film was made a time of increasing anti-immigrant prejudice after decades of a record number of Eastern European Jews, Italians, Greeks, Armenians, and others have made their way to the United States. Of course, it […]

What is in an Accent?

By Zhaoyang Liu Sociolinguistics is the study of language in regards to a variety of social factors. It explores the role that languages play in society and how people build their interactions and attitudes around it. Language can influence the way others perceive someone’s education, social status and family background, especially if that person is […]

Immigration in a Small Town

Across the United States, there are deep divisions in the way people think about immigration. Some see immigration as a positive, other’s are concerned that immigrants are changing the culture or taking advantage. The divisions are often correlated with political party affiliation, where people get their news, whether they personally know people born outside of […]