My column this week for the Pakistani daily The News is on the immigration issue in the US, a topic I had been meaning to treat for several weeks. I found a fresh angle - my softball team:
"Mexico and Mexicans have been much in the news lately, here in the USA. Many Americans think it's a good idea to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, and some anti-immigrant vigilantes are rumoured to have impersonated Border Patrol officers. Two waves of huge, assertive marches by illegal immigrants and their supporters in cities nationwide seem to have seized the initiative in the public debate over immigrants and their role and rights in US society away from reactionaries in Congress, and may have launched a durable movement.
"To some Americans, that movement is offensive or terrifying. To me it's bracing. ..."
The full column is online here.