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Sanctuary cities are not breaking the law, but Trump is

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Shortly after signing his January 25, 2017, executive order threatening to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, President Trump said he was willing to…
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Who Are the Real Bad Hombres: Mexican Immigrants or Pocahontas’s Rapist?

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Garnet News. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent memo directs Department of Justice attorneys to consider felony prosecution when a person is accused of entering into a…
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We need unity in Arizona

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Arizona Daily Star. "My husband and I moved to Tucson after becoming enamored with it three years ago. I am Iranian-American, and my husband is Mexican…
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Family Court is no place for ICE

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in TribTalk. "Domestic violence advocates are concerned that the arrest and detention of that woman will have a chilling effect on other undocumented victims of domestic violence...."
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We Must Protect the Violence Against Women Act

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Ms. Magazine. "There was a time when survivors of intimate partner violence were too ashamed and scared to tell anyone that their partner had physically or…
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