Jaya Padmanabhan

A brief history of walls being used as political tools

On New Year’s Day, the southern state of Kerala in India experienced…

Demographic evolution recognizes that ethnic identities are fluid, multi-faceted

Since I first started this column almost two years ago, I am…

When it comes to marriage, SF lags behind other big cities

“I am still old and still in love with the man I…

Homeless and undocumented: Different sides of the same coin

In his Pulitzer prize winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the…

The City earns a mixed report card for the midterm elections

The day after the 2018 midterm elections, my social media feeds and…

Migrant caravan from Central America pressing forward despite all odds

As I watch and read about the caravan from Central America making…

Won’t you save me San Francisco?

There are often two conflicting stories that are equally true. We’ve all…

Fear surrounds Trump’s proposed changes to benefits policy for immigrants

In the drive to lower immigration numbers, the Trump administration has come…

The changing face of diversity: more Asians entering America than Latinos

More minority babies are being born in the country today than ever…

Terminating TPS to affect a quarter million U.S. born children

San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, stood at the top of the…

Who’s afraid of affirmative action?

It’s no surprise that there is declining support for affirmative action among…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘Abolish ICE’ movement

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is fast becoming a scapegoat…

Everyone counts in the U.S. Census

Census Bureau invites the public to comment on Census 2020’s citizenship question…

Well, what purpose do marches serve anyway?

An estimated 15,000 people marched from Mission Dolores Park to San Francisco…

How Ginger Thompson made us care for children separated from their parents

Ginger Thompson, a senior reporter at ProPublica, once told me the best…

Separating children from their asylum-seeking families is bad policy

In the last few days, we’ve heard heart-rending stories of young children…

Am I an unequal citizen of America?

At my daughter’s college graduation ceremony last week in Middletown, Conn., an…

Options for DACA immigrants start with legal screenings

President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Trump’s Chief of Staff…

When literature reflects reality: The caravans at the San Ysidro border crossing

At about the time a caravan of migrants from Central Mexico converged…

America must resist the protectionist perspective

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) saw a decline in annual…