Entries by Carlos Sanchez


A Dad Confronts Separation Anxiety

For the past couple of weeks, in the back seat of my truck lie two small blocks of packing foam—trash by all appearances, except to me. As I loaded my truck a couple of weeks ago bound for a new chapter in my life, I worried aloud to my daughter that some of the load […]

The Emotional Toll of Unemployment

Years ago, as a reporter covering the immigrant community in Washington, D.C., I wrote about two seemingly unrelated, but ultimately inter-connected phenomena. The first had to do with a high rate of domestic violence among immigrants. The second was about a high rate of alcoholism among immigrant men. Experts explained immigrant families often go through […]