Letters from Miguel

Detention facility in Texas
Detention facility in McAllen, Texas. Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In an essay for High Country News, Homelands’ Ruxandra Guidi tells of her attempt to assuage her feelings of helplessness by connecting with a young Guatemalan in detention in California.

“Over just the past two years, I’ve watched America — which welcomed me almost three decades ago — methodically close its doors to people from other cultures while dangerously scapegoating both new and longtime immigrants,” she writes.

Read the entire essay here.