Tina Vasquez, Prism

Tina Vasquez


Downey, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tina:

Abortion doulas prepare for increased criminalization if Roe v. Wade falls

Abortion doulas provide critical support for those receiving abortion care, but as legislation becomes more restrictive, they are stregthening their networks and taking digital security precautions → Read More

What Media Coverage Gets Wrong About Immigration Reporting

Bad immigration reporting leads to bad immigration policy. → Read More

The publishing industry is overwhelmingly white. Could unions be the answer?

Workers at Duke University Press recently announced their intent to unionize and improve workplace conditions for staff members of color. → Read More

Biden Spent Black History Month Deporting Black Immigrants. Where's the Outrage?

Anti-Blackness is baked into the immigration system, and ICE has merely operationalized it. → Read More

How the anti-abortion movement fed the Capitol insurrection

Reproductive justice advocate Jordyn Close watched with the rest of the nation on Jan. 6 as Donald Trump supporters invaded the Capitol. Some were → Read More

ICE Is Targeting Women in Sanctuary With Obscure Laws and Retaliatory Fines

Sanctuary activists have suffered retaliation under Trump. Now they are demanding relief from the Biden administration. → Read More

“The Undocumented Americans” Defies Flattened Migrant Narratives

“As an artist, you have to have a radical vision.” → Read More

Is Movement Journalism What's Needed During this Reckoning over Race and Inequality?

A movement journalist examines what it means to engage with communities and challenge the status quo → Read More

Undocumented, Queer Artists Refuse “Good Immigrant” Narratives

There’s a rich and beautiful tapestry of migrant artists, writers, poets, and musicians. → Read More

Poetry at a North Carolina Biscuit Chain Brings People Together

For five years Biscuitville has observed Black History Month with poetry gatherings. → Read More

Trump Is Trying to Lift Up Colonial Myths. Native People Are Breaking Them Down.

In the face of anti-Indigenous policies, Native people are demanding sovereignty and cultural recognition. → Read More

The Tree of Life Shooting Was a Year Ago. The Far-Right Threat Still Looms.

Keeping communities safe against hateful rhetoric will require a bold, expansive vision. → Read More

How to Send a Message of Solidarity to People in Migrant Detention

A new project called Flowers on the Inside allows people to send postcards, which features art from undocumented immigrants, to detained migrants. → Read More

Advocates of Color Are Creating Alternatives to Detention for LGBTQ Migrants

“The solution to detention already exists. We are the solution." → Read More

How Southern Communities Tackle Summertime Food Scarcity

Local organizations and churches are stepping up to help to narrow the food gap. → Read More

Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE's 'Psychological Violence' and Steep Fines

Sanctuary leaders are concerned that federal immigration agencies are working toward removing undocumented immigrants from sanctuary churches nationwide. → Read More

Reporting a Rape in Immigration Jail: One Asylum Seeker’s Fight for Justice

After being raped, Rene Lopez remains incarcerated at the Yuba County Jail. → Read More

Reporting a Rape in Immigration Jail: One Asylum Seeker's Fight for Justice

Rene Lopez, a 24-year-old gender-nonconforming asylum seeker, doesn’t know what justice would be like. But there’s one thing she is certain of: She is unsafe and wants to be released from detention after her next hearing on Wednesday. → Read More

The Image America Shouldn't Need

My perspective, as an immigration reporter, is that if you haven’t been moved by now by the many reports of abuses, injustices, in-custody deaths, and bodies that have turned up in the borderlands, then you cannot be moved. → Read More

Immigration Officials Push Health-Care Providers to 'Clear' Pregnant Migrants for Detention

"It is becoming too common that doctors feel like they have to risk their position or their job in order to do the right thing." → Read More