Off Deadline: Bringing real-world humanity to the Great Immigration Debate

by Jay Thorwaldson / Palo Alto Weekly

As the Great Immigration Debate rages in America and other countries, there’s a modest bit of sanity — and humanity — happening in Palo Alto that brings people virtually face to face with real immigrants.

It is a resource that enables people to judge for themselves what is real versus fake in the exchange of views and epithets.
The source is a website ( that has built an archive of about 500 immigrant stories, some of which reach back generations.


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