Read NACLA's Six-Part Series on Child Migration in Latin America


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December 11, 2020
Many children of Ecuadorian migrants are de facto orphans, growing up with their parents physically absent, while others lost their parents on the journey to the United States.  
December 4, 2020
The Mexican state legitimizes deportations and family separation by veiling these violent interventions as “protection practices."
November 20, 2020
Decades after being forcibly separated from their mothers, children put up for transnational adoption under Chile’s military dictatorship are searching for their origins. 
November 13, 2020
Tens of thousands of Guatemalan children sought refuge in Mexico during the country’s civil war, a history often overlooked in today’s discussion of child migration.  
Border Wars
November 6, 2020
Appeals to childhood innocence helped enshrine undocumented kids’ access to education. But this fraught politics of childhood has also inadvertently reinforced criminalization.  
October 30, 2020
Understanding the history of child migration and the discourses attached to the phenomenon is critical to countering unjust immigration policies across the hemisphere.