Alexia Fernández Campbell

Alexia Fernández Campbell

Alexia Fernández Campbell is a former staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers immigration and business. She was previously a reporter at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Spanish-language newspaper of The Palm Beach Post.

D.C.'s Battle for Paid Family Leave

City-council members in the nation’s capital are preparing for a final vote on what could be the most expansive parental-leave law in the United States.

'He Can Build a Wall, But We'll Just Build a Tunnel'

Immigrant laborers, who make up most of North Carolina’s construction workforce, aren’t afraid of Trump.

A Region That Sees Racism as a Threat to Its Economy

Minnesota’s Twin Cities, one of the most prosperous areas in the nation, is reckoning with its inequities.

When Refugees Can't Find Work

Earning a living in the U.S. is proving difficult for Minneapolis’s large Somali community.

How America's Past Shapes Native Americans' Present

A Minneapolis community seeks to counteract centuries of federal policies that have put its people at a disadvantage.

The Problem With Only Letting In the 'Good' Immigrants

It’s difficult to determine who is “good” without making some troubling assumptions.

Inequality in American Public Parks

A civil rights movement unfolds in Minneapolis, the city with the most celebrated urban green spaces in the country.

The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street

Richmond was once the epicenter of black finance. What happened there explains the decline of black-owned banks across the country.

Will Immigrants Today Assimilate Like Those of 100 Years Ago?

Two sociologists recently looked into whether the barriers facing people of color in the U.S. make it harder for most new arrivals to build wealth.

Do Parts of the Rust Belt 'Need to Die Off'?

Texas A&M's Galen Newman argues that some of America's struggling cities should embrace—and plan around—their decline.

The City That Embraced Its Decline

Once considered the fastest-shrinking city in America, Youngstown, Ohio, decided it would stop trying return to its former glory. Here’s what happened.

A Suburb on the Brink of Bankruptcy

As the rest of the country emerges from the Great Recession, East Cleveland finds itself spiraling further into financial ruin. 

Suburbs, the New Chinatowns

Today’s Chinese immigrants are making their homes outside cities. So what will become of the tight-knit urban communities that previous generations built?

How Silicon Valley Created America's Largest Homeless Camp

Welcome to "The Jungle," where casualties of Silicon Valley's last tech boom now find themselves struggling to survive.

Is New Orleans Trying to Deport Undocumented Workers Now That the Rebuilding Is Over?

Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina with loosened labor laws. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.

From Bratwurst to Bollywood: The Changing Face of St. Louis

Indian doctors and engineers are settling in the Midwestern city's suburbs, helping offset decades of population decline.

St. Louis Is Growing More Diverse, Just Not in Majority-Black Areas

Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.