Published in


We Shouldn’t Be Surprised By the Drowning Deaths of a Father and Daughter in the Rio Grande

This is exactly what our immigration policy leads to

Credit: People

Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, drowned to death this week while crossing the Rio Grande river in an attempt to reach the U.S. shore and ask for asylum. After they were discovered on…




What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

U.S. Immigration Policy Is Held Together With Band-Aids

How Politics Is Ruining the Immigration Courts

Immigration Courts Are Relying on Bad Tech

We Can Never Say We Didn’t Know

For four years Migratory Notes tracked Trump’s attack on the U.S. immigration system

A Small Part Of Trump’s Weekend Speech Surprised Us.

Who supplies the data, analysis, and tech infrastructure to US immigration authorities?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
John Washington

John Washington

John Washington is a writer and translator focusing on immigration and criminal justice. His first book on US asylum history/policy is forthcoming from Verso.

More from Medium

The Biggest Little Festival: Is it Worth What we Spend on it? (Audio Story)

Five Steps Towards Confronting Discomfort

Between Shit and Honor

April Fools Day, Naked Emperors and Confirmation Bias