Polls show that Americans feel more welcoming toward immigrants than they have in the past.
Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.
Walls create deep divisions. Just ask the Cubans.
Walls needn’t be impenetrable to divide people, as Cuba’s Trocha made all too clear.
Maps that divide the world into ‘no-go’ and ‘safe’ zones has created a new politics of danger.
Under a new deal between the U.S. and Mexico, Mexico will send 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala to prevent migrants from continuing their northward journey toward the United States.
Mexico says it emerged from tariff negotiations in Washington with its ‘dignity intact.’ But that dignity comes at great cost to the migrants fleeing extreme violence in Central America.
How man-made barriers can harm humanity for centuries.
A steel wall along the U.S. border near Tecate, California, cuts across Mount Cuchame, a site sacred to the Kumeyaay people.
The U.S-Mexico border runs through Native American territories. A wall would further divide these communities, separating children from schools, farmers from water and families from each other.
Central American migrants crossing Suchiate River on makeshift boats.
(Iván Francisco Porraz)
As migrant caravans become commonplace, life goes on along the frontera sur where tumultuous Central America and the poorest part of Mexico meet.
Donald Trump prepares to give the 2018 US State of the Union address.
Trump is not the first US president to talk about border security, but he is the only one to make it an “urgent national crisis”. Here is a handy deconstruction of President Trump’s rhetorical strategy.
Migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the Libyan town of Gohneima, east of the capital Tripoli, in July 2018.
Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File
After 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa came to Europe in 2015, many countries built fences or closed their ports. That has pushed migrants to take riskier routes into the EU.
‘I only want a wall!’
According to Gallup, 88% of Republicans currently approve of the president – so why’s he so worried about his wall?
An artist’s sketch of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán at a 2018 pretrial hearing in a Brooklyn Federal courthouse.
Elizabeth Williams via AP, File
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán’s trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
Presidents have traditionally given Oval Office addresses during only the gravest of crises.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
We asked experts on ethics, constitutional law and European political history to analyze Trump’s Oval Office address. Here’s what they heard in his speech about ‘crisis’ at the US-Mexico border.
Migrants from Honduras, part of the Central American caravan, trying to reach the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2018.
Immigration experts explain who’s really trying to cross the US-Mexico border, what they want — and why immigration, even undocumented immigration, actually benefits the country.
Welcome to the US!
While the West fails to solve its border issues, countries in Asia and Africa have found a positive way forward.
In this Nov. 25, 2018 photo, a Honduran migrant converses with U.S border agents on the other side of razor wire after they fired tear gas at migrants pressuring to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico.
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
The Donald Trump administration is repelling asylum-seekers by any means necessary, treating them as invaders and using military rhetoric to demonize them. It’s time for reality to prevail.
Border Patrol agent Robert Rodriguez, working in the Rio Grande Valley
In Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol agents must ignore blistering heat and 25 mile-an-hour winds. Their job is simple: Catch terrorists, people without papers or those carrying drugs.
The Trump administration’s new family separation policy has become a hot issue in Mexico’s presidential election. All four candidates say that Mexico must do more to respect the human rights of Central American migrants.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Mexico elects a new president on July 1. Frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Trump’s immigration policy is ‘arrogant, racist and inhuman’ and that he won’t do the US’s ‘dirty work’ anymore.
A Border Patrol agent in New Mexico.
REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
Undocumented entries across the border are at all-time lows. The people now arriving are not Mexican workers, but a smaller number of Central American families seeking to escape dire circumstances.
Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in Phoenix, Arizona.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Donald Trump’s policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.
US-Mexico border fence that separates Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, Calif.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
A scholar documented the risks a migrant faced after deportation, including his becoming involved in smuggling people across the border.