Op-Ed: A Country of Immigrants, but not in Their Favor

  • Lauren Davis


Since 2016 the general American public has become more aware of immigration as a political issue. This Op-Ed’s goal is to share the author’s observations about the U.S.’s asylum process as a caseworker and advocate for asylum seekers. The author has volunteered as a trained caseworker at a Pro-Bono immigration non-profit organization in the Greater Boston Area for nearly four years, working with immigrants from around the world and in very different circumstances. The article concludes by highlighting areas of failure in the asylum system and making resource suggestions for those wishing to learn more.