Alexander Stephens

Alexander Stephens

Alexander M. Stephens writes about migration, race, and policing, and incarceration. He is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Michigan.

A U.S. Marine helps a young Cuban child off a refugee boat

Trump’s Sanctuary Cities ‘Threat’ Echoes Castro’s Mariel Boatlift Spin

Like the Cubans who came in the Mariel boatlift, most immigrants aren’t criminals. The Trump proposal to let them into U.S. cities shows he knows that.