Migrants

September 14, 2021
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez

Ismael García-Colón’s new book provides a comprehensive history of Puerto Rican migration to rural communities in the United States.

December 3, 2018
Judith Adler Hellman

Though often cast as a break with the past, Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant crusade represents continuity with decades of U.S. border policy. In our 50th anniversary issue, NACLA zooms in on a watershed moment in our coverage of Mexican migration north of the border.

November 20, 2018
Amelia Frank-Vitale

As the migrant caravan arrives to the U.S.-Mexico border, there has been criticism of the timing and strategy of the march. Yet a look at the lives of caravan members reveals that fleeing was not a choice, and that strength really does come in numbers.

October 30, 2018
Keymer Ávila

How can we understand the rise in Venezuelan migration in recent years?

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? 

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.

September 20, 2015
Timothy Dunn

Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions by Susanne Jonas and Nestor Rodríguez explores migration from Guatemala to the United States from the 1970s to the present. 

September 30, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican Human Rights Coalition have counted thousands of people who have died in the desert trying to get into the United States. In many cases the cause of death cannot be determined. Sometimes there is not even a way to determine gender. Some have died of violence, car wrecks, even hanging, but the vast majority have died of heat and dehydration.
August 8, 2012

The government of Canada has made it increasingly difficult for Mexican asylum seekers to find sanctuary there. This has resulted in an increase in deportees, many of whom face highly dangerous conditions upon their forced return to their country of birth. In response, migrants and activists in Montreal have organized to challenge Canadian policy, creating new webs of solidarity across international boundaries.

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