Why “Brexpat” Brits Like Me Are on the Road to Germany

My Family Is Fleeing Our Car-Wreck of a Homeland. But Will the EU Kick Us Out Next Year?

I’m standing in front of my car: a white, British-built Nissan. I have to put stickers on it.

In an epic act of self-harm, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The British people have voted to sever ties with their largest trading partner, ending freedom of movement and trade between Britain and mainland Europe. This means I have to put stickers on my car.

The stickers are for my headlights because the lights of British cars are angled to point away from oncoming traffic: that is, to the …

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All I Want For Christmas Is More Immigrants

California Needs Foreign Arrivals to Offset Dire Shortages of Workers and Students

Kris Kringle
Santa Claus Lane
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Dear Kris,

I hope you don’t mind me writing you at the California beach house address you slipped me when we met at that …

Let’s Make a Deal to Keep Immigrant Families Together

California Should Have the Right to Grant Legal Residency to the Undocumented

MEMO
To: Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
From: The Golden (and Still Sovereign!) State
Re: An alternative to your mass deportation of …

As Trump’s Policies Harm Immigrants, How Can Local Efforts Best Help?

In a Perilous Era, L.A. Needs to Draw on Its Strengths to Preserve Them

Even by the tumultuous measure of Donald Trump’s first months in the White House, none of the new president’s policies or rhetorical outbursts has been more bitterly divisive than his …

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Police Departments, Law Firms, and Courts Are Challenging Washington’s Power to Punish

We here in Los Angeles are familiar with the use of fear as an instrument of public policy. Whether it was the LAPD’s occupation of South Central, the Hollywood black …