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Bringing the border closer to home, one immersion trip at a time

This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what’s going on there and hard for immigration advocates and social movements to muster support for their primary goal: making U.S. policies toward undocumented people and asylum-seekers more humane. What can advocates for immigrants do...

Trump Accuses Central American Migrants As “Thugs” and “Criminals”

US President Donald Trump has accused immigration from Central American entering the United States from the Mexico border of perpetrating crimes and stirring up violence and denounced his country’s asylum program as a "scam". In Las Vegas on Saturday, speaking at an event, Trump underscored...

US Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Attempt to Reinstate Asylum Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco denied Friday the Donald Trump Administration's judicial maneuver to delay Judge Jon Tigar's order blocking enforcement of its asylum policy. "We agree with the district court that the rule is likely inconsistent with...

Migrant caravan members have right to claim asylum – here’s why getting it will be hard

Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are reportedly making their way through Mexico with the intention of claiming asylum at the U.S. border. The so-called “migrant caravan” is attracting intense social and...

More families fleeing Central America resettling in Mexico

The armed, masked gang members showed up on a motorcycle at the home in northern Honduras last fall with a stark warning for the occupants: Leave town within 24 hours, or else. Laura Maria Cruz Martinez, another single mother and the nine kids in their...

The Face of Latin American Migration Is Rapidly Changing

A fundamental shift in U.S. immigration patterns is well underway. Recent rhetoric from President Donald Trump and the focus of U.S. immigration policies suggest that Mexicans entering the U.S. without authorization are the principal challenge facing policymakers. That is no longer the case. The...

History Shows President Trump Will Face Legal Challenges To​ Detaining Immigrants

(Q COSTA RICA) OPINION - Practically everyone I talk to these days shows an air concern of what will be their future in Trump's America. And without fail, ask my opinion of what will happen. As if I have the answer. I don't. This past...

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