Outside visitors are allowed to visit North Korea, their visits categorized into different streams: journalism, charity, tourism, family reconnection. The last category intrigued us. What would it be like to know your family was living in such a place?
Immigrant women and children have waited too long for comprehensive immigration reform that brings them out of the shadows, allows them to become full contributors to their communities and enables them to live without fear.
At the Women's Refugee Commission, we know that the face of immigration in the United States is overwhelmingly that of women and children. It was a joy and an honor to witness that face come out of the shadows in such a powerful, moving and courageous way.
If not justice, Edmond Demiraj expected at least protection. Ten years ago, the U.S. government asked Demiraj to testify against Bill Bedini, an Albanian mobster living in Texas who was charged, among other things, with human trafficking.