Coming to get you, your job, and your women! (Blue tape included.) Read more




Midwestern farmers suffering from a long-term economic squeeze see the President as the “better evil.” Read more



Landesarchiv Berlin

What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of Donald Trump’s border wall? Read more


Trump has proved a master at conflating illegal immigration (which is way down) with asylum claims made by families escaping violence in Central America. Read more



Arizona State University

He offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty years in prison. Humanitarian groups fear the situation will only get worse. Read more



Fibonacci Blue

Trump’s political survival in the short term and in 2020 is dependent in keeping his base foaming at the mouth. Read more


When we are at our best, we don’t spend billions of dollars building monuments to paranoia. And we sure don’t allow fixation on the erection of such a monument — call it a wall, call it a fence — to bring useful functions of government to a halt. Read more

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Jeff Abbott

Migration from Guatemala’s Alta Verapaz has spiked in the last year, in part due to extreme poverty and no avenues for people to improve their situation. The roots of the tragedy run deep. Read more


Never underestimate Donald Trump’s willingness to pitch the country into chaos. Read more


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Heather Gies

“There’s a significant number of job offers. It won’t be a hassle for them to find a job.” Read more

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Gladi Aguilar

Asylum seekers at official ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border are running into countless obstacles and rejections, part of a “horrendous and blatantly illegal” effort to discourage those seeking safe haven. Read more


“You’ve got a President of the United States who is a racist. Instead of having the United States be a world leader in human rights, Trump wants to be world leader of racism. It’s very difficult.” Read more


The mayor who helped create Italy’s “hospitality town” has been arrested and banned, even as he is lauded for his efforts to welcome immigrants, reinvigorating the local culture and economy. Read more


There is a battle brewing among countries seeking influence in Central America, and China is leading the way. Its goals include gaining political influence, and severing the region’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Read more



Donna Burton

When the Border Patrol plays loose with the rules, Terry Bressi goes to court. Read more


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Jeff Abbott

After traveling across Guatemala from Honduras, a second caravan of people fleeing violence and poverty encountered strong police resistance at the Guatemala-Mexico border. Jeff Abbott reports on what happened there. Read more


They’re coming to get you. As a matter of fact, they’ve been coming to get you for quite a while. Read more



Claire VanValkenburg

Now Trump will be able to say maybe he didn’t build that wall, but he did build a bureaucratic barbed wire fence that keeps out the lazy “public charges.” Read more


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© Stephen Pavey

The use of the “good immigrant vs. bad immigrant” narrative has led us to this point; we need to do better. Read more

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