Articles Posted by Sujatha Fernandes

The Right Kind of Immigrant: The Narrative of Deserving and Undeserving Immigrants

by on June 14, 2019 0

Aarti Shahani founded Families for Freedom—a Brooklyn-based immigrant rights organization—after her father faced deportation. Shahani’s father was a legal permanent resident from India who was accused of not properly reporting foreign sales to the IRS from his small, family-run, electronics store. He had not lived in his home country since the 1950s, but the U.S. […]

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