Among the factors that led to the fire-related deaths of migrants in a detention facility in Juárez is the decadeslong immigration enforcement policies of the U.S. and Mexican governments that have seen the number of people kept in such facilities skyrocket.
Biden’s Border Crackdown Explained: A Refugee Law Expert Looks at the Legality and Impact of New Asylum Rule
The Conversation asked Karen Musalo, an expert on refugee law at the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, to explain what the Biden administration’s new asylum rule change entails, what its impact will be and why it is so controversial.
Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Triggered by the recent removal from power of former leader Pedro Castillo, the protests have exposed deep divisions within the country and are being encouraged by a confluence of internal factors and external agitators.
Nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States today are Latino, and “the Latino vote” has attracted significant news coverage as their political voice grows stronger. Yet considering all 62 million Latinos as a group isn’t necessarily all that helpful in understanding attitudes or voting patterns.
Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, a New Mexican activist who fought for women’s voting rights and was the first Latina to run for Congress and the first Latina superintendent of the Santa Fe public schools, is one of several women whose images are featured on the U.S. quarter in 2022.
While English is the language of science—precise and succinct—the flowery nature of Spanish may contribute to a culture that supports emotional expression. In doing so, it can help its speakers manage their responses to stress.
One of the most important things parents can do is to engage with their child readers about what they are reading and seeing in books.
Governments —not only in Latin America, but also in Canada— are responsible for perpetuating gender inequality through economic policies and police violence.
As a researcher of culture and performance, I know only too well that the truth is Day of the Dead has always been commodified.
A more evidence-based approach would have helped Mexico over the past 18 months, and it still can going forward.
Castillo is not a liberal—he’s a leftist with a social agenda.
US Immigration Judges Considering Asylum for Unaccompanied Minors Are ‘Significantly Influenced’ by Politics
Political factors such as ideology, the political party of the president who appointed them and who was president at the time they decided the case significantly influenced whether these children were allowed to stay in the country.
US Black and Latino Communities Often Have Low Vaccination Rates, but Blaming Vaccine Hesitancy Misses the Mark
Working together as lead site investigators for CommuniVax, a national initiative to improve vaccine equity, we and our teams in Alabama, California and Idaho, along with CommuniVax teams elsewhere in the nation, have documented a variety of stances toward vaccination that simply can’t be cast as “hesitant.”
Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance.
In towns across Israel, another important —and underreported— development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.
Children and families have been fleeing to the U.S. for years, particularly from Mexico and the so-called Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Maritime farming and seafood-processing industries, typically reliant on foreign labor, will be hit hard by the ban, with Mexico and Jamaica among the top source countries of temporary foreign workers.
Migrant workers in Canada have suffered tremendously during COVID-19.
To date, Chile has ordered close to 90 million vaccine doses—enough to fully vaccinate its population of 19.2 million people twice.
Four experts explain how to recruit more people to become educators in the nation’s public schools.
Thousands of Brazilians Who Won Elections as Black Candidates in 2020 Previously Ran for Office as White
Brazil is undergoing a strange racial reckoning after bombshell revelations that thousands of veteran politicians had changed their self-identified race between the 2016 and 2020 elections.