The Conversation

Charging Asylum Application Fees Is the Latest Way the US Could Make Immigrants Pay for Its Red Tape

The ability to pay should never stand in the way of refugees and asylum-seekers obtaining the protection to which they are legally entitled.

  • May 13, 2019
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Truth, Justice and Declassification: Secret Archives Show US Helped Argentine Military Wage ‘Dirty War’ That Killed 30,000

Documents include the forced disappearances of 30,000 people, international assassination squads that stalked their victims abroad and the kidnapping of hundreds of babies born in detention.

  • May 10, 2019
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A World Without Immigration Detention Is Possible

As almost every country around the world detains asylum-seekers or other migrants, they are relying on detention to deter, punish and serve a variety of other purposes.

  • May 9, 2019
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Brazil’s Long, Strange Love Affair With the Confederacy Ignites Racial Tension

How did an American debate about racism make its way to this Latin American nation?

  • May 9, 2019
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The Kentucky Derby Has a Secret Latino History

This Triple Crown season, which opens on May 4 with the Kentucky Derby, horses with Latin American bloodlines are among the top favorites.

  • May 4, 2019
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Spanish Voters Rebuff Radical Right… For Now

Vox was founded in 2013 by Popular Party defectors with an anti-feminist, anti-gay and anti-immigrant political agenda.

  • May 1, 2019
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The US White Majority Will Soon Disappear Forever

White nationalists want America to be white again. But this will never happen. America is on its way to becoming predominantly nonwhite.

  • Apr 30, 2019
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The Benefits That Places Like Dayton, Ohio, Reap by Welcoming Immigrants

During the decade leading up to 2016, the city’s foreign-born population had roughly doubled to about 7,000, making it home to one of the nation’s fastest-growing immigrant communities.

  • Apr 29, 2019
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Missing School Is a Given for Children of Migrant Farmworkers

Each year, school-aged children living with their families in California’s migrant family housing centers, many of whom are U.S. citizens, miss between three to six months of schooling.

  • Apr 26, 2019
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Central American Women Fleeing Violence Experience More Trauma After Seeking Asylum

The number of women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United States to flee domestic and gang violence is rising.

  • Apr 25, 2019
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Can the Census Ask if You’re a Citizen? Here’s What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Battle Over the 2020 Census

On the merits, the plaintiffs claim that the citizenship question is intended to discourage Latinos and other immigrants from participating in the 2020 census.

  • Apr 23, 2019
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Bolsonaro’s Approval Rating Is Worse Than Any Past Brazilian President at the 100-Day Mark

Many Brazilians feel this right-wing former congressman has not delivered on his campaign promises.

  • Apr 22, 2019
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Trump Declares Economic War on Cuba

The harsh new sanctions reverse “the disastrous Obama-era policies, and finally end the glamorization of socialism and communism,” national security adviser John Bolton said.

  • Apr 22, 2019
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Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans take alternative spring breaks and mission trips or embark on “voluntourism” journeys.

  • Apr 19, 2019
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One Year After Nicaraguan Uprising, Ortega Is Back in Control

Nicaragua’s “tropical spring” has lost its momentum. What happened?

  • Apr 18, 2019
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Franco’s Invisible Legacy: Books Across the Hispanic World Are Still Scarred by His Censorship

To this day, translations of many world classics and works of Spanish literature are being reprinted using expurgated texts approved by the dictator’s censors—often without publishers even realizing it, let alone readers.

  • Apr 16, 2019
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How Hispanics Really Feel About Trump

As researchers who regularly examine public opinion, we know it’s a stretch to conclude that half of Hispanics approve of Trump, let alone suggest that a majority back his proposed immigration policies.

  • Apr 16, 2019
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Europe’s Refugee Crisis Explains Why Border Walls Don’t Stop Migration

As my doctoral research into Europe’s 2015-2016 refugee crisis shows, stricter border control doesn’t stop migration. Often, it makes it more dangerous.

  • Apr 13, 2019
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This Small Mexican Border Town Prizes Its Human and Environmental Links With the US

A local vision for the border that is strikingly different from the prevailing U.S. view.

  • Apr 12, 2019
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Migrants’ Stories: Why They Flee

I have spent much of the last decade conducting on-the-ground fieldwork in Central America, and along the migration paths through Mexico, seeking answers.

  • Apr 10, 2019
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