The U.S. immigration system is complex. Here, you'll find helpful articles and links examining current affairs from a comprehensive perspective. Some of these were authored by Curran & Berger staff, while others are from reliable, educational sources. You'll also find links that provide background on staff activities.
US/Mexico Border, Immigrant Detention & Treatment of Refugees
This section may be of special interest to those who have followed Attorney Megan Kludt's participation in the AILA initiative providing legal aid to immigrant youth in New Mexico.
Resources for practitioners
- Brandt Goldstein's Storming the Court, book review by Attorney Dan Berger. Regarding HIV-positive refugees from Haiti in the early 1990s.
- Mark Dow's American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons, book review by Attorney Dan Berger. Regarding the pattern of abuse in the detention of aliens.
- Nolo Press Tackles Immigration in Self-Help Books, comparing U.S. immigration self-help books, reviews by Dan H. Berger
- Americans in Waiting - Crossing the Threshold to Citizenship, book review by Dan H. Berger. Regarding the question: Are immigrants to this country expected to become U.S. citizens and integrate into mainstream society, or should they return to their home country if they do not choose the path to citizenship?
- Cruisin' Africa: A Semester on Safari and Two Years in Mali - reviewing books that explore the vast continent of Africa, Dan H. Berger and Rebecca Schapiro
- Eritrea: A Little Known Country with a Big History - reviewing the book "I Didn't Do It For You," on the little known country Eritrea, Dan H. Berger and Jennifer Rogers
- The History of Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration - reviewing the book The Uprooted, an academic analysis of a complex problem. Dan H. Berger and Jennifer Rogers
- The Pickup: Amid High Hopes and Painful Reality - review of Nadine Gordimer's novel, by Dan H. Berger, Rebecca Schapiro, Phyllis Katz
- Toasting Education with Three Cups of Tea - review of Three Cups of Tea, on one man's fight to bring education to Pakistan and Afghanistan, by Dan. H. Berger, Nina Maja Bergmar, Emma Coates-Finke