Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan covers worker's rights in New Mexico, with a focus on Spanish-speaking residents. She is finishing her Ph.D. in human geography and women & gender studies at the University of Toronto where she studies refugee and humanitarian aid dynamics in Bangladesh. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from UNM. Yasmin was director of The Americas Program, an online U.S. foreign policy magazine based in Mexico City, and was a freelance journalist in Bolivia. She covered culture, immigration, and higher education for the Santa Fe New Mexican and city news for the Albuquerque Journal.

Waiting at a closed border

By: - May 17, 2022

The inner courtyard of Casa del Migrante in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, looks like a day care center. Plastic toys are scattered from one end to the other. Tiny baby clothes hang on the chain link fence, drying in the sun. Toddlers throw a ball in the direction of a blue and yellow basket hoop, jumping […]

Title 42 exception helps LGBTQ asylum-seekers

By: - May 10, 2022

In a red brick house on the south side of El Paso, Texas, Susana Correa sits in front of a wall of five computer monitors, the biggest filled with lists of the names of hundreds of LGBTQ asylum-seekers waiting to cross from Juárez into El Paso. To her left, one monitor features a long string […]

Hundreds gather in Shiprock to call for justice and answers for MMIWR

By: - January 31, 2022

When Seraphine Warren couldn’t get answers from law enforcement after her aunt Ella Mae Begay, 62, went missing seven months ago, she started walking. “I figured we were the only family that was treated like this, and we needed help,” said Warren, who, two weeks after Begay disappeared, walked more than 425 miles from her […]

Refugees in Albuquerque holding out hope for their Afghan family members

By: - September 8, 2021

Although resettlement and other migration-related coordination is typically under international and federal jurisdiction, Afghan people living in Albuquerque continue to work with state officials to help their relatives. Still, today, there’s no clear path forward. As time ticked down last week in Afghanistan after two decades of war, Mohammad Ismail — the refugee coordinator with […]