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Speaking on history of immigration in Maine, Portland, Jan. 18

Portland Ovations is convening a panel discussion on the history of immigration in Maine on January 18th at the Maine Historical Society in Portland, and I’m pleased to be taking… Read more »

The Maine nurse saving lives in the Mediterranean

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram I profile Tim Harrison, a veteran Medecins sans Frontiers nurse from Union, Maine who has spent decades saving lives in some of the most… Read more »

Reviewing DeParle’s book on migrants in Washington Monthly

Jason DeParle, a George Polk Award–winning reporter for the New York Times, embedded with a family of Manila slum dwellers thirty-three years ago and has kept contact with them ever… Read more »

Rep. Pingree tours child detention sites in Texas, Rep. Poliquin speaks out against practice

I’ve been covering the Maine delegation’s stance and reaction to the Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their families and the effort to reunify them for the Portland Press… Read more »

It not only can happen here, it’s already started

My congressional representative here in Maine is heading to southmost Texas tomorrow to join a score of her colleagues touring federal detention centers where migrant children taken from their parents… Read more »