Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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A shifting border policy

Immigration | Examining how the Trump administration’s asylum and zero-tolerance immigration policies have affected the southern border crisis
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/01/19, 04:38 pm

In February 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly changed its mission statement, removing a description of the United States as “a nation of immigrants.” The change reflected a shift in our government’s philosophy regarding immigration from one of welcoming strangers to that of border protection.

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The discipline of listening

Grief & Suffering | For the aching heart, an open ear may be the best comfort
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/24/19, 02:43 pm

Lately I’ve found myself receiving numerous cries for comfort from my friends. They are cries of anxiety, grief, depression, loneliness, and suffering. As I struggle to respond to them, I am reminded once again that nothing is harder—and yet nothing is easier—than caring for someone in pain.

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Six hours stuck at the Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong | After thousands of passengers got caught behind a protest, one man become an everyday hero
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/16/19, 05:24 pm

On Sept. 1, I landed at Hong Kong International Airport after a 15-hour flight, looking forward to a hot shower and a dim sum dinner. Instead, I got stuck there for six hours. 

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