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Central American Refugee Crisis
Central American Refugee Crisis news and analysis from The Nation
June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
January 25, 2017
Don’t Expect Mexico’s Elites to Stand Up to Trump
They’re too dependent on US aid, so will have to renegotiate NAFTA on his terms—even though the agreement has done far more damage to Mexico.
January 18, 2017
These Jurisdictions Have Become ‘Asylum Free Zones’
In some US jurisdictions, the denial rate for refugees seeking asylum is as high as 98 percent.
December 26, 2016
Meet the Central American Women the United States Is Detaining and Deporting
Horrific conditions in the Northern Triangle led to a major policy crisis for the Obama administration. A new wave of refugees could do the same for Trump.
December 21, 2016
The Alliance for Prosperity Will Intensify the Central American Refugee Crisis
Conceived without the participation of civil-society groups, the chief goal is to advance elite US and Northern Triangle business interests.
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August 17, 2016
Why Is the Obama Administration Keeping Toddlers Behind Bars?
Twenty-two women stuck in a legal limbo with their children are on a hunger strike in Pennsylvania.
August 17, 2016
ICE Is Still Deporting Asylum Seekers
A lawsuit against the federal government shows how asylum-seeking families from Central America are being targeted through raids.
June 24, 2016
The North Carolina 6 and the Targeting of Black and Brown Youth
#BlackLivesMatter, #ImmigrantLivesMatter, and this criminalization must stop.
May 18, 2016
The Wealthiest, Most Democratic Countries Are Taking in Only a Fraction of the World’s Refugee Population
The way a society treats its newest arrivals is a test of its democracy. And we’re failing.
May 13, 2016
The Obama Administration Is Restarting Immigration Raids, but to What End?
One absolutely guaranteed consequence of these enforcement actions is that they whip immigrant communities in the US into a terrified panic.