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“Remember the St. Louis”

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In immigration
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On February 5, 2020
A new Human Rights Watch report claims that more than two hundred of the refugees that the Trump administration sent back to El Salvador have been killed, sexually assaulted, or otherwise become victims of the violence that drove them to seek asylum in the United States. As Nicole Acevedo and Adiel Kaplan write for NBC […]
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The U.S. and Central America

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In General
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On July 27, 2017
U.S. foreign policy has been pretty horrendous for most of the world. While in the 19th century, the nation generally kept to itself, happy having already turned millions of Africans into a slave labor force (although wanting more, always more African slave laborers) and committing genocide against its own indigenous population, if you weren’t Mexico […]

Sanctuary

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On March 22, 2017

Today, I am participating in an event at my university about supporting immigrants against Trump’s racist and fascist immigration regime. In preparing for it, I thought this piece on the sanctua

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I recently discovered that an article—written by Noelle K. Brigden—in the journal that I edit is available for free. I mention this because it’s based on ethnographic work with Central American migrants. In particular, it explores border crossings with a focus on the journey of a Salvadoran boy. An excerpt: In Mexico, a country where the […]

Deportation

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On May 30, 2016

Unfortunately, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started another round of deporting thousands of people who have undergone great risks to be Americans, especially Central Americans fleeing horri

25 years ago yesterday, the Salvadoran military massacred six Jesuit priests and two women who worked for them. The National Security Archive has collected documents showing how the Bush administration refused to acknowledge that its client state’s military could have committed such an atrocity, when in fact it committed human rights violations all the time. […]

The Trip North

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On August 4, 2014

Alfredo Corchado has a powerful story of the plight of Central American migrants trying to move through Mexico to get to the United States. Heartbreaking stories about people we should be welcoming in

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