The Conversation

Far Fewer Mexican Immigrants Are Coming to the US, and Those Who Do Are More Educated

There is evidence that Mexicans migrating to the U.S. today are significantly different than their counterparts making the move more than a decade ago.

  • Sep 9, 2019
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How Climate Change Is Driving Emigration From Central America

Clouds of dust rose behind the wheels of the pickup truck as we hurtled over the back road in Palo Verde, El Salvador.

  • Sep 7, 2019
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Climate Change, Poverty and Human Rights: An Emergency Without Precedent

The scale of this climate emergency very much depends on the level of effort the global community puts into mitigation.

  • Sep 5, 2019
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Colombia’s Peace Process Under Stress: 6 Essential Reads

How did Colombia’s fragile peace unravel?

  • Aug 30, 2019
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‘Christian Left’ Is Reviving in America, Appalled by Treatment of Migrants

Trump’s hardline immigration policies seem to have spurred a broader population of Christians into action. And their civil disobedience crosses racial, ethnic and even party lines in new ways.

  • Aug 27, 2019
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El Grito: Violence in Colombia Continues to Kill Activists

Despite the official ceasefire peace agreement signed by the government and FARC leaders in 2016 after 50 years of civil war, criminal armed groups have re-ignited the violence in areas previously occupied by FARC.

  • Aug 21, 2019
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Mexican Women Are Angry About Rape, Murder and Government Neglect (And They Want the World to Know)

The alleged police rape has hit a nerve in Mexico, where women face extremely high rates of violence and incessant catcalling.

  • Aug 21, 2019
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Alberto Fernández: Who Is the Frontrunner for Argentina’s Presidency?

By Sam Halvorsen, Queen Mary University of London Argentines were stunned in mid-August when the center-left candidate Alberto Fernández won the national primary elections for the presidency, surpassing all predictions with a whopping 15-point lead over the incumbent Mauricio Macri. The primaries, known as the “PASO”, serve to winnow down the number of presidential candidates, […]

  • Aug 19, 2019
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The Role of Canadian Mining in the Plight of Central American Migrants

Canada is centrally involved in the life-and-death struggle for migrant justice in the United States.

  • Aug 16, 2019
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Puerto Ricans Unite Against Rosselló and More Than a Decade of Cultural Trauma

The governor’s corruption further compromised the post-disaster recovery of Puerto Ricans,

  • Aug 2, 2019
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The Supreme Court Decision That Kept Suburban Schools Segregated

The Milliken decision recognized “de facto” segregation—segregation that occurs as a result of circumstances, not law.

  • Jul 31, 2019
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More Central American Migrants Take Shelter in Churches, Recalling 1980s Sanctuary Movement

Churches are considered “sensitive locations” where U.S. immigration officers are hesitant to make arrests.

  • Jul 30, 2019
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Asylum Restrictions: The President Can Enforce the Law, but Can’t Change It

President Donald Trump keeps trying to change immigration law and the courts keep blocking him.

  • Jul 25, 2019
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Cartel Kingpin El Chapo Is Jailed for Life, but the US-Mexico Drug Trade Is Booming

Mexican estimates suggest that each month the Sinaloa cartel trades two tons of cocaine and 10,000 tons of marijuana plus heroine, methamphetamine and other drugs.

  • Jul 22, 2019
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What School Segregation Looks Like in the US Today, in 4 Charts

Despite years of government desegregation efforts and the proven benefits of integrated schools, our recently published research shows that U.S. school segregation is higher than it has been in decades.

  • Jul 19, 2019
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The Bible Says to Welcome Refugees

By Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross The Trump administration will stop accepting asylum applications from migrants who could have claimed asylum in a different country before entering the U.S., it announced on July 15. The new interim immigration rule upends a 60-year-old policy that protects refugees from war, political persecution and targeted violence. […]

  • Jul 17, 2019
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As Mexico Appeases Trump, Migrants Bear the Brunt

The President’s politics of control and fear toward Mexico and other Latin American countries has resulted in serious consequences.

  • Jul 15, 2019
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Uber: Ongoing Battle for Buenos Aires Is Testing Argentina’s Fragile Democracy

The legal tug-of-war resulting from Uber’s strategy is testing the strength of Argentina’s governance structures.

  • Jul 12, 2019
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The Long, Bipartisan History of Dealing With Immigrants Harshly

Rather than marking a stark departure, I see President Donald Trump’s approach as ramping up and expanding the U.S. government’s longstanding efforts to punish undocumented immigrants.

  • Jul 9, 2019
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A Long-Running Immigration Problem: The Government Sometimes Detains and Deports US Citizens

More than 1,500 U.S. citizens spent time in immigration detention between 2007 and 2015 before the government acknowledged the mistake, federal records indicate.

  • Jul 8, 2019
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Mexicans in US Routinely Confront Legal Abuse, Racial Profiling, ICE Targeting and Other Civil Rights Violations

We are scholars focused on U.S.-Mexico migration. Our report on the enforcement of U.S. immigration law under presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, presented in February to Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, documented pervasive and systematic civil rights violations against Mexicans living in the United States.

  • Jul 7, 2019
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