Migrant Shelter Sees Growing Number of Minors Heading North

Escrito por  |  9 / April / 2014

Increasingly, children are found among the thousands of Central American migrants traversing Mexico in hopes of making it into the United States. Although shelters take them in, current immigration policy and practices are not equipped to protect their rights.

Rethinking the Drug War in Central America and Mexico (Full Report)

Escrito por  |  21 / January / 2014
Policia Estatal

U.S. security policy in Mexico and Central America, focused on militarized counter-narcotics efforts known as the war on drugs, has had severely negative effects on the region. This report analyzes the effects in four areas – militarization, drug policy, violence against women and forced migration—and examines the impact of this security policy on three countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

Oct. 5 “Day of Dignity”–Under threat of deportations, immigrants can’t wait

Escrito por  |  4 / October / 2013

As immigrant communities and supporters of common-sense and justice-driven immigration policy reform, we are inspired by a commitment to respect and dignity into our national debate about immigrant communities and immigration policy reform. But we also recognize a moral imperative to bring to denounce aggressive enforcement practices that have devastated nearly 2 million immigrant households.

Community Defenders Celebrate 4th Anniversary Blockade of Proposed Hydroelectric Project on Oaxacan Coast

Escrito por  |  3 / September / 2013
Manuel Sánchez Riaño, Paso de la Reina resident and member of COPUDEVER

Community human rights defenders from Paso de la Reina, Oaxaca have organized to successfully block the imposition of a hydroelectric dam project on the Rio Verde for four years now.

The Price of Immigration Reform is Steep

Escrito por  |  14 / August / 2013
Hunger Strike Against Workplace Immigration Enforcement

As the Senate passes its comprehensive immigration reform bill, it’s important to remember that workers and immigrants have never made significant progress in gaining rights in the U.S. without a fight.

Stand Your Ground, Border Policing and the Mass Production of Corpses of Color

Escrito por  |  12 / August / 2013

As Comprehensive Immigration Reform’s fate is uncertain, it’s important to keep the memory of young victims alive.

‘Til Debt do us Part’-Mexico Financial Reforms

Escrito por  |  8 / August / 2013
Financial Rerom. Mexico 2013

Critics argue that Mexico’s financial reforms could increase consumer debt and repossessions in Mexico, and lead to more publicly funded bailouts of foreign-owned banks.