If you’re a foreigner traveling into or out of the United States, US Customs and Border Protection wants to see your social media accounts. If my Twitter account is any indication, they are in for a dumb, boring time.
Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map created by Metrocosm reminds us, migrants have been a defining aspect of the U.S. for centuries.
Perhaps the best way to prove that the US is indeed a country of immigrants is to watch the data speak for itself in this beautiful interactive map.
What the hell does it mean for a person to be white?
Today, the majority of Australians take pride in being part of a multicultural, multiethnic society. But much like the United States, Australia has a brutally racist history.
Europe is currently facing a migrant and refugee crisis pretty much unprecedented in modern times: Families fleeing war-torn states are making harrowing journeys across land and sea, risking their lives, often without any guaranteed salvation at the end. There’s lots that you can already do to help, but stepping up to…
Hungarian police are erecting a 175 kilometer razor wire fence along the border between Hungary and Serbia. This depressing video from Drone Media Studio shows how the beautiful countryside is being destroyed — literally and figuratively — by anti-immigration policies.
This is crazy. An eight-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast was being smuggled into Spain while being hidden inside a suitcase. Apparently, the boy’s father had paid a 19-year-old girl to carry the boy in the luggage from Morocco to neighboring Ceuta, a Spanish city in Africa. This was a bad plan that could have ended…
There is a persistent story in a lot of American families that their last name was changed at Ellis Island, garbled by an agent who simply wrote it down incorrectly. Now, it's possible that the name really was changed at some point, but it didn't happen at Ellis Island. Here's why.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) warns that some of the 30,000 children who have crossed illegally into the U.S. from Central America might have Ebola. The U.S. Office of Refugee Settlement says none of the children are infected, which is unsurprising since no one in the Western Hemisphere has ever contracted the disease.
The Supreme Court has ruled that states can't ask for US citizenship proof, striking down a 2004 Arizona state law in a 7-2 vote. From now on, would-be voters only need to sign an statement saying they are citizens and provide with a photo identification method such as their driver's license.
You've been dreaming of this day your entire life. You and your one true love will be joining your eternal souls in the resplendent, holy matrimony of... a Google+ hangout. Scenes like this used to be pretty rare (and usually involved deployed military members), but as The New York Times points out, proxy weddings via…
While many of our favorite superheroes might fight for truth, justice, and the American way, not all of them were born on American soil. In fact, comic books often celebrate the diverse backgrounds of their superheroes, be they aliens from another planet or from just across the border. And one artist thinks it's high…
Today's example of bizarre correlations comes research from the journal Injury Prevention. Canadian researchers have discovered that overqualified recent immigrants are three times more likely to be injured on the job than their local, less-educated peers.
This is how the State Department informed 22,000 people they were not, in fact, eligible for a special US visa program after a computer glitch bungled the lottery:
The path across the border from Mexico is a treacherous, often deadly one. To avoid capture, many paid guides are giving groups of northbound illegal immigrants some tech-omniscience—SMS recon, aimed at helping avoid US patrols and other dangers.
What would you do to stay in the country you love? Would you trust a fellow foreigner—someone from your homeland—with your future, paying him up to $450 to join his US Army unit and get a fast-track to citizenship? These desperate, deceived immigrants did just that.
According to Reuters, U.S. border patrol recently picked up two illegal immigrants who used dive scooters to cross from Mexico to California. This has to be the most thrilling personal sea scooter episode since that fight in Thunderball.
Hate your wife? Want to split up? Fine! There are plenty of ways to go about that. Just don't put your wife on a list of terrorist suspects and prevent her from flying home, the way this immigration officer did.