Sophia Lee

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


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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A bad day in court

Immigration | Migrant Protection Protocols are frustrating asylum-seekers, attorneys, and judges (This is the third story in a series.)
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/03/19, 10:49 am

Among all the immigration policies that the Trump administration has implemented, one that’s most frustrating to immigration lawyers and judges is the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. Under MPP, the government is no longer allowing asylum-seekers from Spanish-speaking countries to wait for their court hearings in the United States but is instead sending them to border cities in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

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