Stories with 'immigration' tag

At Zaytouna, Syrian refugees start from scratch

WHAT SHE’S DOING: Christa Tawil believes that food can bridge the cultural gaps that separate us. That’s why she founded Zaytouna, an organization by and for Syrian refugee women to help each other resettle in South Florida and gain financial independence. At Zaytouna, the women produce homemade foods from the Middle East, such as baklava, […]

/ April 15, 2019


Made by hand with love

On a shelf in the bakery section of Whole Foods, there’s a package of baklava with a label that reads “Prepared with Love by Syrian Refugee Women in Miami.” The journey of getting that baklava on that shelf was a long one led by Christa Tawil, a Syrian refugee who started Zaytouna Foods in 2017. […]

/ January 14, 2019


2018 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT

2018 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT ON ARCHIPELAGOS AND OTHER IMAGINARIES: COLLECTIVE STRATEGIES TO INHABIT THE WORLD GET PASSES HERE The 11th Creative Time Summit, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics will be held in Miami for the first time this November 1-3, 2018. Titled On Archipelagos and […]

/ October 5, 2018


50,000 Haitians will get to stay in the U.S. – but for only six more months

More than 50,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, an immigration designation that lets them work and live in the U.S. until Haiti is deemed safe to return.

/ May 23, 2017


Dear Congressman: Please don’t deport me.

Supporters of DACA are hosting “postcard parties” across the country to send postcards en masse to legislators asking them to uphold the Obama-era immigration program. We went to one party in Miami.

/ February 6, 2017


Alana Greer: The law is not going to save us

Progressives hailed lawyers as saviors when a series of lawsuits managed to pause enforcement of President Trump’s executive order on immigration from mostly Muslim countries. But they won’t be the defensive line for long.

/ February 2, 2017


Meet one of the lawyers who helped press pause on the immigration ban

He led a teach-in at U.M. yesterday on what’s next. We took notes.

/ January 30, 2017


Obama brought undocumented students out of the shadows. Trump will decide what happens next.

Miami-Dade County alone has 23,000 formerly undocumented immigrants registered with DACA – a program enacted by President Obama. Now, President-elect Trump is vowing to overturn it.

/ December 5, 2016


Miami Black History: 1980s to 1990s

Author Mandy Baca gives us a quick look at key events in Miami Black History in the 1980s and 1990s, when riots over police violence toward blacks shook Miami, a new wave of Haitian immigrants carved out their place in the city, and Miami Bass took center stage.

/ February 17, 2015


First-Person: A Marriage Split By Immigration Policy

First-Person is a series of essays by Miamians about their unique and personal experiences of politics and culture. Today, photographer Jayme Gershen shares her story of how U.S. immigration policy has kept her and her husband apart, and how they’ve held themselves together.

/ February 12, 2015