Natalia, so integrated she has to leave

It felt like a dirty trick was being played on them. Natalia Robledo-Contreras still cannot believe what happened the day she and her younger sister first applied for a Dutch residence permit. An immigration official refused to accept the girls’ applications until their parents came into the office, claiming that their custody documents were not […]

Adam, stuck at the gates of elite

From the stack of books Amadou Diallo took with him last summer to the Greek islands, it was a biography of Frederick Douglass that kept finding its way back to the top. There was a quote from the 19th century thinker, who escaped slavery to lead the abolitionist movement, that resonated: “Once you learn to […]