Immigration

July 14, 2014
Alfonso Gonzales

This July 4, embodying the true values of civic democracy, Latino youth activists protested the anti-migrant mob that turned away 140 Central American refugees in Murrieta, California.

March 15, 2014
Diana Bryson Barnes

Recent undocumented immigrant action "Bring Them Home Otay" aims for family reunification and led to the well-publicized detention of 30 asylum seekers. 

February 19, 2014
Levi Bridges

Guestworkers from Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti meet seasonal demand at harvest time in New York's apple fields. Farm-owner John Teeple says that with the border so tight, we've actually trapped people so they can't go home.

November 26, 2013
"What we’ve been doing for a long time is trying to raise awareness about these official actions, whether they be by the state police, local police, or Border Patrol—law enforcement agencies that are roving around, knocking on doors, pulling cars over, taking people off the steps of churches, taking people out of grocery stores, drug stores, or following kids home from school."
October 3, 2013
The recent decision by the Dominican Republic to retroactively revoke the citizenship of an estimated 300,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent raises numerous legal, moral, and humanitarian concerns. This reactionary decision is founded on the combination of a troubling culture of anti-Haitian racism and a downplay of the Dominican Republic's continued demand of migrant labour in its agricultural, construction, and tourist industries.
July 30, 2013
In the second part of this interview, Mexican journalist and author Eileen Truax offers her insights on the immigration bill that the U.S. Senate recently passed, and she explains why “the DREAMers” offer an example of the contributions of immigrants to the United States.
July 26, 2013
In an interview, Mexican journalist and author Eileen Truax offers her insights on the immigration bill that the U.S. Senate recently passed, and she explains why “the DREAMers” offer an example of the contributions of immigrants to the United States.
July 16, 2013
The U.S. borderlands are today ground zero for the rise, growth, and spread of a domestic surveillance state. On June 27th, the Senate passed an immigration bill and the result, as Senator John McCain proudly said will be the “most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall.”
May 24, 2013
Levi Bridges

In recent years, Honduras has become a chief transit point for drugs bound for Mexico and the United States. Local gangs, like the Mara Salvatrucha, often collaborate with Mexican drug cartels and have far more power and authority in most parts of Honduras than police. The combined lawlessness has caused Honduras to become the country with the world’s highest murder rate.

May 6, 2013
Levi Bridges

On Friday, May 3rd, President Obama gave a speech in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. Speaking to a small crowd of mostly Mexican students, Obama said that the time has come for the U.S. public to look beyond the “sensational headlines” of violence associated with the drug trade and for the United States and Mexico to begin working together on “mutual interests and [with] mutual respect.”

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