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.
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.
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.
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.
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.