migration

May 13, 2021
María Inés Taracena

The stories of two Guatemalan asylum seekers highlight the deep roots of forced migration from Central America and the U.S. role in the ongoing displacement.

April 29, 2021
Giovanni Batz

U.S.-sponsored militarization and neoliberal policies will not lead to structural changes in Guatemala and instead preserve the status quo that forces many to migrate.

April 28, 2021
Roberto Carlos Garcia

In an interview, lawyer-advocate Rosa Iris Diendome discusses her work defending the citizenship status of Dominicans of Haitian descent, which filmmaker Michèle Stephenson chronicles in her recent documentary Stateless.

July 13, 2020
María Jesús Mora

A wave of the coronavirus hitting Costa Rica’s agriculture and construction industries—both heavily reliant on migrant labor—has sparked an uptick in xenophobia against Nicaraguan migrants.

February 6, 2020
Jeff Abbott

The massive open migration from Central America highlights the growing sense of desperation in the region.

February 4, 2020
Sonja Wolf

El Salvador passed a new law to help victims of forced displacement. Will it be enough? 

January 14, 2020
Jennie Rose Nelson

One notorious detention center for unaccompanied immigrant children has shuttered. But the only way to ensure safety and dignity for all immigrant children is to insist on the abolition of detention.

June 26, 2019
Javier Porras Madero

Heide Castañeda’s Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families offers an intimate look at the impacts of immigration policies and border policing not just on undocumented people, but on their entire families.

December 20, 2018
María Inés Taracena

For Central Americans fleeing homophobic and transphobic violence, heading North is an act of resistance—from our winter 2018 issue, Women Rising in the Americas.

November 11, 2018
Ahmed Correa Alvarez

Cuba’s constitution should advance a more inclusive vision of the nation, one not bound by the island’s territorial limits. 

 

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