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Our First Climate Refugees

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On April 15, 2019
There are a lot of reasons why people are migrating from Central America to the United States, despite our fascist president seeking to demonize them. Most of them have a lot to do with U.S. policy–NAFTA and CAFTA, guns flowing south and drugs flowing north, etc. Of course, the U.S. takes no responsibility for any […]
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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 sanctuary movement of the 1980s and its relevance today was quite useful and important. In Guatemala, the decades-long civil war would eventually claim 200,000 lives, […]
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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 horrible violence at home. In a climate of intense scrutiny and activism relating to the global refugee and immigration crisis, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has established a […]

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 into the United States. Share
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