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October 16, 2019
Devastating wildfires in Bolivia may affect Evo Morales's prospects for a fourth presidential term, or curb his governing mandate.   
September 13, 2019
In his new book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, Aaron Bobrow-Strain captures why true border stories defy simplicity. 
July 3, 2019
In the name of “sparking a reaction” from an indifferent public, images of migrant deaths decontextualize their reasons for fleeing and gloss over the impact of decades of prevention through deterrence policy.
June 6, 2019
No extent of reform can humanize an agency designed to criminalize migrants, deny their humanity, and profit off their detention and suffering. So Abolish ICE activists want to shut it down.
May 29, 2019
At least six children have died in ICE custody in the past year. As draconian immigration policy grows ever-more inhumane, we can only expect the suffering to increase.
March 8, 2019
Recent displays of state violence from CBP and the excessive militarization of Mexico-U.S. land ports of entry are normalizing the image of the U.S. at ‘war’ against the transborder community and asylum seekers.
January 17, 2019
Trump’s wall is just the latest incarnation of an old fixation.
December 28, 2018
Border security—supported by Republicans and Democrats alike—is responsible for the death of Jakelin Caal, the exoneration of the Border Patrol agent who murdered a Mexican teen, and the separation and death of thousands of immigrant families.  
December 27, 2018
The Electoral Court's recent decision to uphold Evo Morales's fourth presidential bid has further polarized Bolivia, with the outcome of the electoral contest now far from certain. 
December 18, 2018
Even as the U.S.-Mexico border reaches new heights of militarization, this year’s School of the Americas Watch border Encuentro (meeting) provided a space for cross-border healing, mourning, organizing, and resistance.
November 28, 2018
Central American refugees are confronting violence and harassment at the border after an arduous journey fleeing imminent danger in their home countries. How are binational solidarity groups responding?
November 8, 2018
When state-sanctioned practices of child kidnapping, family internment, and indefinite detention cut off the possibility of seeking asylum at official ports of entry, Central American refugees are increasingly forced to take ever-more dangerous paths into the United States. 
October 22, 2018
The 7,000-person strong caravan from Central America has made international headlines and been targeted by the Trump administration. But the roots of the refugee crisis that led to the caravan go much deeper. 
September 7, 2018
Jimmy Patiño’s Raza Si, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego, reveals connections between the early Chicano movement and immigrant rights today.
August 29, 2018
Will an inquiry into Bolivia’s potential ties to the massive Lava Jato bribery scandal help Evo Morales, or derail his bid for a fourth presidential term?
August 16, 2018
The Trump administration’s crackdown on unauthorized immigration obscures his larger effort: to prevent lawful forms of immigration for migrants and remake the racial composition of the country.
July 6, 2018
One mother’s recent deportation to her native Honduras reflects how the U.S. immigration regime not only separates families, but impels them to migrate to the United States in the first place.
July 5, 2018
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the Tohono O’odham Nation is forming a transnational movement to resist salt mining projects in the Gulf of California.
July 2, 2018
The Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility set the stage institutionally and legally for Trump’s family separation policies on the U.S.-Mexico border. 
June 19, 2018
Trump’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy, which separates parents from their children, is a cruel strategy to curb the flow of immigrants and asylum-seekers arriving in the United States. Here’s why it’s bound to fail.
June 12, 2018
The United States has long been home to exclusionary immigration policies. Under the Trump administration, the hardline position that deems undocumented immigrants criminals defines immigration enforcement operations, with ICE calling the shots.
February 28, 2018
In the context of the border wall debate, politicians and pundits across the political spectrum conveniently omit the grim realities millions of migrants face.
February 22, 2018
The U.S. Border Patrol’s violent, racist, and ineffectual policies have come to a head under Trump. What can be done? 
February 7, 2018
In Bolivia and Honduras, ambitious presidents have aligned with the courts to overturn constitutional term limits. Is Honduras’s current electoral crisis a harbinger of Bolivia’s political future?
January 29, 2018
Central American asylum-seekers on a refugee caravan are part of an emerging regional social movement for forced migrants.

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