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The pandemic and anti-immigration policies haven’t stopped migration from Central America – they’ve just made conditions at the border more hazardous. Herika Martinez/AFP via Getty Images

Migrant caravans restart as pandemic deepens the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border

COVID-19 has created new hardships for migrants while giving the Trump administration an excuse to further restrict asylum as public attention focuses on the pandemic.
An inscription on the Peace Arch at the crossing between Washington state and British Columbia alludes to the special border relationship between the U.S. and Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Why Trump tried to use the coronavirus crisis to ‘Mexicanize’ the U.S.-Canada border

The U.S. wanted to use the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to send the military to its northern border. The idea is part of America's desire to "Mexicanize" the world's longest undefended border.
Undocumented migrants climb on a train known as ‘La Bestia’ in Las Patronas town, Veracruz state, Mexico, Aug. 9, 2018, to travel through Mexico and reach the U.S. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images

Migrants at US-Mexico border must get past cartels before their long journey ends

The US may be in sight from the border towns of Sonora, Mexico, but the trip is far from over. Cartels control the desert territory that divides the two countries – and no one gets through for free.
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. Reuters/Jose Torres

Migrants will pay the price of Mexico’s tariff deal with Trump

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.

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