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.
February 14, 2017
A growing resistance to the Chepete/ El Bala megadam is challenging President Evo Morales’s plan to convert Bolivia into South America’s leading energy powerhouse.
January 30, 2017
Without a reckoning of how past policies have shaped current migratory patterns, restriction efforts – Democratic and Republican – miss the point.
January 12, 2017
Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be a resounding failure. The separation wall between Israel and Palestine helps show us why.
December 15, 2016
In the wake of the election, thousands of Haitians, Central Americans, and African asylum-seekers remain in limbo on the U.S.-Mexico border.
November 30, 2016
Brazil’s new Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi, struggled to respond to civil society challenges at COP22, as the country’s commitment to environmental rights deteriorates.
November 22, 2016
Bolivia’s brutal cooperative mining conflict reveals the growing contradictions and perils of extractivism, as the government and popular sectors struggle to control a dwindling mining surplus.
November 14, 2016
Beyond trying to fix the migrant detention regime with incremental reforms, migrant rights’ activists should demand the detention regime be scrapped all together.