Migration

Fighting Fear, Hundreds Join Border Caravan For Migrant Rights

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2017

Union members, migrants, government officials and grassroots organizers chanted and marched before stepping up to the mike in the shadow of the Federal Building in Sacramento to tell their stories and make promises. The Caravan against Fear is under way in California.

Tijuana’s Haitian Refugee Crisis

Escrito por  |  24 / March / 2017

Trump Through Mexican Eyes

Escrito por  |  22 / March / 2017
Photo: Thomas Hawk

Those who thought that Donald Trump’s Mexico-bashing was just a campaign strategy have been roundly proven wrong. With the stroke  Continue Reading »

Salvadoran Migrants Express Fear, Uncertainty Under New Trump Administration

Escrito por  |  17 / March / 2017

Adela M. arrived in the United States less than a year ago to work to send money home to her family. Like many other Central American migrants, the fifty-year-old woman feels uncertainty, fear and anxiety over the results of the U.S. presidential elections in November.Adela M. arrived in the United States less than a year ago to work to send money home to her family. Economic conditions in El Salvador forced her to leave everything behind in her native country to seek a way out. Like many other Central American migrants, the fifty-year-old woman feels uncertainty, fear and anxiety over the results of the U.S. presidential elections in November.

Crossing the Line

Escrito por  |  11 / November / 2016

The group of migrants has decided to walk across the city’s characteristic bridge to call for “fewer walls, more bridges.” Among them are mothers and children who had not seen each other in more than 20 years, and grandparents who had never met their grandchildren who grew up in this huge city far away from the villages their parents were born in.

Citizen Excursions into the Border’s Valley of Dollars and Death

Escrito por  |  27 / October / 2016

It’s anybody’s guess how many victims of violence are still buried somewhere in the Juarez Valley on the Mexico-U.S. border. For starters, there is the still largely unexcavated Navajo Arroyo, where the remains of 18 young women who went missing from nearby Ciudad Juarez have been recovered and identified since late 2011, according to the local daily Norte.

International Migrant Crisis Hits a Breaking Point in Baja California

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2016

Since last spring, an estimated 13,000 Haitians and other foreign nationals have arrived in Baja California, with varying estimates of anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 more on the way.