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Tanvi Misra

Tanvi Misra is a staff writer for CityLab. She covers immigrant communities, housing, economic inequality, and culture. She also authors Navigator, a weekly newsletter for urban explorers. Her work also appears in The Atlantic, NPR, and BBC.
Tanvi Misra is a staff writer for CityLab. She covers immigrant communities, housing, economic inequality, and culture. She also authors Navigator, a weekly newsletter for urban explorers. Her work also appears in The Atlantic, NPR, and BBC.
Management

Why HUD Wants to Restrict Assistance for Immigrants

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it.

Management

Lawmakers Aim to Protect Private Landowners on U.S.-Mexico Border

Members of Congress hope to pass laws to help border-adjacent property owners who may be displaced through eminent domain if Trump’s border wall plans proceed.

Defense

The Problem With a ‘Smart’ Border Wall

To resolve Trump’s impasse, many lawmakers have proposed boosting surveillance technology to create a virtual border wall. Is that more humane and effective?

Management

Why Philadelphia Is on the Federal Government’s Shaming List

“To be quite honest it kind of feels like they’re a bit obsessed with the city,” an immigrants’ rights activist said of the Department of Justice.

Management

The Beginning of the End of Private Detention For Immigrants?

The Homeland Security Department is rethinking its reliance on for-profit prisons. But it’s not enough.

Defense

New Wave of Deportations Likely to Deepen Rift Between Immigrant Communities and the Administration

The administration's system for protecting asylum-seekers and other immigrants has major flaws, ones that have led to deaths following deportations.

Management

A New Report Details the Harrowing Conditions of U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers

A new government report details the rights violations in government-run and private facilities.

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