Tram Nguyen

Tram Nguyen
Tram is the author of We Are All Suspects Now: Untold Stories from Immigrant Communities after 9/11 . She is former editor of ColorLines magazine and now works at the California Reinvestment Coalition.

The Shame of It: Tan Nguyen and Vote Suppression

by Tram Nguyen on October 25 2006, 5:28PM

Oh boy. I thought I could sit this one out with everything so busy around here. We’re on deadline and I’m getting ready to go on the road again - ironically enough, to speak and report about immigration. Maybe that’s…


Border Wall

by Tram Nguyen on September 20 2006, 2:18PM

Today, the Senate begins debate on their version of the House’s Secure Fence Act, which already passed. This bill requires that a 700-mile wall be built along the U.S.-Mexico border and for the Department of Homeland Security to establish “operational…


9/11 at a crossroads

by Tram Nguyen on September 8 2006, 12:45PM

I’ve been thinking about what’s changed, and what remains the same five years later. Bush and Rumsfeld of course are still beating the security drums, stepping it up by comparing their opponents to Neville Chamberlain. But the thing is, efforts…


Media Consortium Exposes War Profiteering

by Tram Nguyen on September 7 2006, 12:00PM

ColorLines and its progressive media partners cover the issues and individuals impacted by privatization in Iraq.


Hazards to Workers, Post-9/11 and Post-Katrina

by Tram Nguyen on September 6 2006, 2:36PM

Workers who cleaned up after 9/11 are in the headlines today with the release of the Mount Sinai Medical Center study, showing that 70 percent of nearly 10,000 people tested have substantial respiratory problems after working at Ground Zero. The…

Topics: News Items

One-Year After Katrina

by Tram Nguyen on August 25 2006, 12:00PM

The Editors pull together an interactive catalogue of our investigative coverage on race and rebuilding after the storm.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

One-Year After the Storm

by Tram Nguyen on August 22 2006, 12:00PM

On the anniversary of the largest disaster in our nation's history, ColorLines draws together it's best stories on the Race and Rebuilding.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Lessons from France

by Tram Nguyen on March 21 2006, 12:00PM

Brima Conteh on race and French politics.


Sent Back

by Tram Nguyen on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

Cambodians convicted of felonies have spent years in indefinite INS detention. In March, the U.S. government struck a deal to repatriate them to Cambodia. Now 1,500 Cambodian Americans await deportation. What happens next?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Detained of Dissapeared?

by Tram Nguyen on June 15 2002, 12:00PM

Before the 9/11 round-ups, INS detention had already grown into a system handling 150,000 immigrants a year. Tram Nguyen looks for the connections

Topics: Criminal Justice

Unsettled Refugees

by Tram Nguyen on September 15 2001, 12:00PM

Southeast Asian communities confront the problems of resettlement.


Around the World in L.A: The Anomalies of Ozomatli

by Tram Nguyen on September 10 1998, 12:00PM

Named after the Aztec god of dance, Los Angeles’ Ozomatli is poised for huge crossover success. Josh Kun wonders if their politics will survive. Ozo Anomaly #1: How To Succeed in Multiculturalism Without Really Trying Actual multicultural bands are a…

Topics: Arts & Culture