This week’s diverse source is an expert in health as it impacts immigrants and victims of violence from immigration law enforcement.
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After this week, the Source of the Week newsletter torch will be passed to our new Diverse Sources intern, Jireh Deng! Jireh (they/she) is a poet and journalist based in Southern California. It’s been a pleasure to share new sources with you for the past four months. 

Thousands of Haitians are attempting a journey to the U.S. — some by boat, some on foot — to seek asylum. They're a part of the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is expected to continue throughout 2021. What happens to these migrants if they make it into the U.S. to live? This week’s source can discuss the experiences of mixed-status immigrant communities — those that include both documented and undocumented people — in America and the difficulties they face from immigration law enforcement. 

William Lopez

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William Lopez is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Lopez researches the effects of immigration law enforcement on communities subject to deportation and immigration raids. He has published research on the avoidance of health care due to fear of deportation; deportation of fathers and the poverty that can follow for their families; the impacts of large-scale raids and subsequent arrests; and links between the Black Lives Matter movement and immigration advocacy.


Pronouns: He/him/él
Phone: (734) 647-1421
Twitter: @lopez_wd
Other sources of interest this week

The FDA has authorized e-cigarettes in the U.S. for the first time, permitting sales of devices made by the R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company. Health officials say the product can help adults quit smoking.

Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello is a research professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on social and racial health disparities and chronic diseases, particularly among Latinos and African Americans. Her recent research topics include vaping and e-cigarette use in the Hispanic community and among youth.
Sources of the Week on the news

Laila Lalami appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered to discuss the work of Abdulrazak Gurnah, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in literature. Sarah Audelo spoke to NPR about her pending departure from the Alliance for Youth Action and the challenges she faced in her role. Tim Jin spoke to Physician’s Weekly about California’s vaccine mandate for aides to people with disabilities. David A. Thomas spoke to the New York Times about his decision to cancel the fall 2020 football season at Morehouse College. Christina Greer went on MSNBC’s American Voices to discuss programs at risk of being cut from the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

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Vanessa Handy | She/Her/Hers | Diverse Sources Intern
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