Migration

The Wall from the Other Side

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2019

I have trouble responding to the Trump Wall Hoax. First because it’s almost incomprehensible that we’re even talking about a “border crisis” that has no relationship to reality (there is no “surge” or “invasion”, no increase in crime, no correlation between violence and migrants, no terrorists over the southern border, no threat to national security). Fact-checking these speeches has become a macabre shadow dance, actions that respond to illusions until the real and the projected become indistinguishable to viewers.

2018: Year of borders, walls and resistances

Escrito por  |  4 / March / 2019

2018 in our America was a year of contradictions that make any single reading or even search for trends impossible. But the issue of borders was a recurring theme.

A Global Movement of Mothers of the Disappeared

Escrito por  |  13 / November / 2018

This year the Caravan of Central American Mothers arrived in Mexico City to participate in the first World Summit of Mothers of the Disappeared with mothers, other relatives of the missing and allies from Mexico, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Mauritania, Spain, Italy and the United States to compare notes and gain a deeper understanding of the problem, across borders.

Security that kills

Escrito por  |  28 / August / 2018

Claudia is not the first migrant murdered by the Border Patrol, nor will she be the last. The Border Patrol kills people with impunity in the name of “border security”.

Secretive Kushner and Nielsen Missions Complicate Troubled US-Mexico Relations, as Pre-Electoral Tensions Mount

Escrito por  |  27 / March / 2018

It’s utterly absurd to present Jared Kushner as the White Knight who rides in to save US-Mexico relations.

Trump is Using the Mara Salvatrucha Gang to Justify Anti-Immigrant Policies

Escrito por  |  15 / March / 2018

In an effort to stain the reputation of thousands of Latinos living in the United States and justify his anti-immigrant policies, Trump is exploiting the fear that the MS generates.

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.