Isabel Soloaga

 Migrant Voice - These first-hand encounters with the reality of immigration alter one’s perspective indefinitely
Isabel Soloaga
“Were they vetted?” my father asked.  “They fled their country to save their lives,” I replied.  “How do we know they won’t kill anyone?”  “To have refugee status means that they went through extensive background checks,” I replied.  “Were they part of Al-Qaeda?” he asked.  “They were running from Al-Qaeda.”  The phone goes quiet.    My father is the most…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Outside of the Jungle - my diary from Calais
Isabel Soloaga
In the weeks preceding its destruction, the settlement known as The Jungle of Calais remained home to over 10,000 refugees, many of them children. In the wake of the Jungle’s demise, refugees’ search for home grows even more critical.  I visited Calais October 16-22, 2016 - the week before demolition of the refugee camp. It is strange to think this place…Read more
 
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