Columns

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.
December 21, 2017
On the perilous journey to reunite with their families, Central American women and children find a temporary refuge at Casa Alitas.
November 11, 2017
The Canadian government must acknowledge and respond to the humanitarian crisis facing transnational migrant communities in the United States— as it has in the past.
August 29, 2017
President Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio is despicable. But many politicians who have denounced it have also supported anti-immigrant policies and helped fuel the violent drug war in Mexico. 
August 21, 2017
Six years after massive protests halted plans for a proposed highway through the TIPNIS, Bolivian President Evo Morales has promulgated a new law "de-protecting" the reserve and allowing construction of the road.
August 10, 2017
China has become the principal funder and contractor for President Evo Morales’s state-led development project. What's at stake for Bolivia?
July 25, 2017
Republicans have been some of the most vocal critics of Trump’s proposed cuts to humanitarian aid in Central America.
July 13, 2017
What can the assassination of Sister Maura during El Salvador’s civil war teach us about humanity for Central American refugees today?
May 12, 2017
The border enforcement regime threatens not only humans, but other living beings in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
April 7, 2017
In “Border Cantos,” Richard Misrach evokes the reality of the border wall through photographs, accompanied by sound compositions by Guillermo Galindo. But the narratives of those who cross is largely absent from the work.
March 14, 2017
Argentinian President Macri’s crackdown on immigrants, echoing Trump, ignites a fierce national debate and raises diplomatic tensions with Bolivia.
March 9, 2017
How U.S. border policies constitute a new kind of state-led “disappearance.”
February 27, 2017
Border thinking defines the nation-state as synonymous to the borders that divide it. But can it be shifted – towards promoting, rather than severing— relationships between people?
February 15, 2017
Along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, two visions for the climate-changed future are unfolding.

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