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Monica Campbell


Berkeley, CA, United States

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Past articles by Monica:

Farmworkers are now deemed essential. But are they protected?

Compelled to keep working amid the coronavirus pandemic, many U.S. farmworkers lack face masks, sanitizers and paid sick leave – and are blocked from accessing federal aid. → Read More


This historian’s new book on Mexican migration is perfectly timed

Stanford historian Ana Raquel Minan’s “Undocumented Lives” focuses on how policy shifts in both Mexico and the United States have changed the daily lives of Mexican migrants for decades. → Read More


This migrant is done with the US. Instead, he's choosing to live undocumented in Mexico.

After years of a migrant's life, Daniel Vega, from Guatemala, is ready to put down roots in Mexico. But being "undocumented anywhere is never easy." → Read More


How this undocumented lawyer is breaking more ground with no safety net

“I think it's more important than ever to be open about who we are,” says Lizbeth Mateo, who made news this month for being one of the few undocumented residents to be named to a statewide post in California. → Read More


It’s Trump versus California, but immigrants and employers already feel the fallout

Calls to hotlines to assist immigrants are skyrocketing, while employers brace themselves for more inspections. → Read More


Why a recent Supreme Court decision on bonds is a ‘red flag’ for immigrants in detention

A battle is on over the constitutionality of indefinite immigrant detention. → Read More


The quest for coffee from a war zone

Mokhtar Alkhanshali is sourcing some of the world’s best ranked beans from Yemen — and arguing that we should rethink just how much we pay for our daily brew. → Read More


A court ruling offers some relief to this Texas high school student. But will it last?

Indira Marquez Robles has lived in the US since she was six months old. She knows deportation is a reality, but refuses to feel haunted by it. → Read More


After 17 years of 'legal life' in the US, a family considers its next move

The Trump administration is removing temporary protected status for El Salvador, a program that has permitted the Velasco family to live and work in the US since 2001. That puts them — and 200,000 other like them — at a tough crossroads. → Read More


US immigration arrests rise — and neighbors sign up to witness ICE operations

Rapid response networks, being replicated in cities across the US, are one neighborhood reaction to President Donald Trump's push to step up deportations. → Read More


Immigrants face impossible choices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

For the last several weeks, headlines have been dominated by hurricanes and floods, causing devastation from India and Nepal to the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma is just the latest in a ferocious season of natural disasters. With long-term recovery in mind, I partnered with the BBC World Service to produce "Seeking Refuge in Houston," which focused on Houston and what happens in the aftermath of a… → Read More


Young, undocumented and trying to 'keep my sanity'

"You don’t feel safe anymore. It always feels like we’re tiptoeing our way to 2020, we’re tiptoeing our way to, hopefully, a new president.” → Read More


More and more talented people are saying ‘farewell Venezuela, hello Mexico’

Venezuelans are leaving their country in crisis and building communities elsewhere. → Read More


A German went to Mexico and turned the border into a musical instrument

This month in Mexico, Markus Rindt, a German symphony conductor who grew up in East Germany under Communism, brought his "Tear Down This Wall!" tour to Mexico, and the US-Mexico border. Things got complicated. → Read More


Musician Lila Downs fights back

When performing her latest single, “Peligrosa,” Downs says she thought about women who are seen as “dangerous because we think, because we have opinions, because we want to go to school, because we want to be independent.” → Read More


Mourning a journalist in Mexico who said 'no to silence'

The killing of a high-profile reporter, Javier Valdez Cárdenas, has sparked outrage throughout the country. → Read More


From facing Islamophobia, to creating a hit website that fights Muslim caricatures

The creator of reflects on how "this little thing that I started in my bedroom when I was a teenager has really grown to take on a life of its own." → Read More


Immigration law experts say workplace raids don't really work

History and data tell us large-scale deportation operations don't make much of a dent in the undocumented population. → Read More


The novel ‘Lucky Boy’ and a timely story of immigration and motherhood

Shanthi Sekaran’s novel, a Global Nation Book Club pick, delves into privilege, motherhood and immigration, legal and not. → Read More


Why Mexico City's bad air can't be ignored — or easily fixed

The Mexican capital worked hard to shed its image as one of the world's most polluted cities. Are those efforts now backsliding? → Read More