“The kind of messages that come out for women are one of sisterhood, one of great comfort, where the women are sitting around and baking cookies, or they’re having these little parties while they’re cooking. They’re tweeting the pictures, or they’re posting to Tumblr, to show how wonderful their life is.”—Professor Mia Bloom of University of Massachusetts at Lowell, on the women recruiters of ISIS.
“It’s hard to predict what a customer will do with his truck.”—says Ahmed Sadawi, Misrata’s official Toyota dealer. Despite being bound by contract to refuse to sell to anybody who might use Toyota trucks to cause trouble, the company’s pickups remain the vehicles of choice for Islamic fighters in Libya.
A wave of migrants into the United States ‹ mostly from Central America ‹ face a complicated legal process and an overburdened court system.
At the end of 2013, 350,000 cases were still pending in US immigration courts, an unprecedented number, leading to court dates being pushed to as late as 2018.
The stack of pending cases has grown steadily over the last five years, and resulted in immigration judges facing an average of 1,400 cases each last year, far more than judges in other areas of government.
Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story.