Akilah Johnson

Akilah Johnson covers immigrant communities, the people behind city, state, and federal policies, to tell the stories of people who come from around the world to make this region home.

Latest stories

Boston police disperse large crowd near Downtown Crossing

By John Hilliard and , Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff

Police used mace to disperse some protesters, but others left peacefully.

Citizenship instructors get tips on how to teach

By , Globe Staff

Content is just a fraction of what these teachers must convey to students, most of whom are still learning English.

At immigration courts, a growing backlog

By , Globe Staff

A significant backlog of immigration cases has left nearly 500,000 people in limbo, deprived some families of income, and torn at the fabric of others.

Trump immigration announcement inspires relief — for some

By , Globe Staff

Advocates praised the announcement, but they sounded a cautionary note about the fate of unauthorized adult immigrants.