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Central American Refugee Crisis
Central American Refugee Crisis news and analysis from The Nation
August 23, 2022
Guatemala’s War on Truth
The arrest of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora shines a spotlight on the country’s attacks on journalists. Would US intervention make the situation any better?
María Inés Taracena
July 22, 2021
Biden’s New Immigration Plan Is Already Outdated
Migration is a cure for economic crisis—not a cause of it.
February 16, 2021
Guatemala Takes a Hard Line Against Migrants—With US Support
Long before Trump, Washington was exporting control of migratory routes, along with repressive policing, to Mexico and Central America.
April 21, 2020
Refugees in the Time of Covid-19
Fleeing gangs and stalked by violence, thousands of asylum-seekers trapped in Mexico now face the pandemic.
April 21, 2020
Trump’s Pandemic Priorities? Incite Violence, Increase Pollution.
That, plus more deportations—of coronavirus-exposed refugees.
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March 20, 2020
What Does Trump Do, in the Midst of a Pandemic? Beat Up On Immigrants. Again.
This administration has never missed an opportunity to blame immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees for our woes.
March 10, 2020
Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights
According to a new report by PHR, the Trump administration’s treatment of asylum seekers “constitutes cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.”
February 18, 2020
Trump Is Unleashing Militarized Goon Squads Against Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities
First, they came for the immigrants…
December 24, 2019
We Must Bear Witness to Trump’s Abuse of Refugees
The administration’s utter disregard for human life is happening in our name.
December 9, 2019
PHOTOS: A Year After the Caravans, Has Trump Won?
Last fall, Tijuana sheltered thousands of Central Americans trying to make their way to the United States. The scene is a lot different now.