Refugee art in a 'Sanctuary City'

"Protection,''by Dariush Rose, in the group show "Stories from Far and Near: Refugee Artists in New Haven.'' Rose is from Iran. Other artists in the show are from Congo, Iraq and Mauritania, all usually pretty terrible places, but especially in the last few decades.  

"Protection,''by Dariush Rose, in the group show "Stories from Far and Near: Refugee Artists in New Haven.'' Rose is from Iran. Other artists in the show are from Congo, Iraq and Mauritania, all usually pretty terrible places, but especially in the last few decades.

 

New Haven, by the way, is a "Sanctuary City''  -- one of those U.S. cities whose municipal leaders have declared that they and their local police forces won't assist U.S, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to nab illegal alien living and perhaps hiding there. While this has pleased some minority groups in those cities, it has infuriated many other people at this massive violation of U.S.  law. Of course, when one of these illegally protected people is arrested for a horrific crime, the outrage is red hot.