Migration

200,000 Salvadoran Families at Risk After Trump Cancels Temporary Protected Status

Escrito por  |  10 / January / 2018

Salvadorans protected by TPS in the United States were hit with a low, hard blow. The administration of Donald Trump canceled the program, a move that impacts more than 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country for more than 15 years.

Open Borders and Trump’s False Narrative

Escrito por  |  5 / January / 2018

Instead of demonizing the idea of open borders, it’s time to embrace it, to demonstrate with facts the benefits of migration and migrants, in addition to remedying the causes of forced migration. To do this we have to understand what worked about the Trump narrative as we reject it, and propose alternatives, in addition to denying the lies.

How We Handle Migrations Will Define the 21st Century

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2018

As the humanitarian crisis deepens, states debate between a model of national security and a model of human security. In many countries, racism and xenophobia take over state decision-making bodies. And tragedies multiply every day.

Why So Much Violence against Migrant Women?

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2017

Violence against women is on the rise in our region, measured by the killing of women, attacks on female defenders, reports of domestic violence, and almost any other index. It is concentrated on—but not limited to—sectors of the most vulnerable women, among them the migrants.

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

The End of a Dream

Escrito por  |  8 / September / 2017

After weeks of rumors and tweets, Donald Trump announced his decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a notorious racist and anti-migrant advocate, broke the news with the gleeful expression he reserves for when he’s destroying the lives of thousands of Latino or Muslim or Black or Indigenous people.

The Trump-Peña call

Escrito por  |  7 / August / 2017

The Washington Post published the full transcript of the January 27 phone call between Donald J. Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and it has stirred up the usual voyeuristic interest in the inner workings of the U.S. president’s disturbed mind. But more than that, it reveals the bizarre relationship between an ego-driven domestic agenda and a rudderless and opportunistic foreign policy.