The Nation: What Would an Open-Borders World Actually Look Like?
Borders have turned the American Southwest, the Mediterranean, and countless other areas of our world into unnecessary graveyards for migrants. It’s time for a new way.
The Intercept: Bad Information
In any context, the rewriting of another person’s story is a violation. For asylum-seekers, their story may be their only key to survival.
The Nation: The Migrant Crisis, Through the Eyes of Human Traffickers
A QandA with Mexican novelist Emiliano Monge--on his Dantean vision of the plight of Central Americans in transit through Mexico.
The Intercept: Do We Believe in Asylum? If We Do, We Need to Stop This Rule
Trump admin's latest practically cancels asylum protections for Central Americans, among others.
Medium: 2 Punjabi Sikh Asylum Seekers in ICE Detention on 2-Month Long Hunger Strike
Force-feeding, physical abuse, solitary confinement--torturous conditions for asylum seekers in a prolonged standoff with ICE.
The Intercept: One Honduran Family's Caravan Saga
From Honduras to a hunger strike under a Tijuana bridge to a Border Patrol detention center--the extraordinary difficulty and danger of asking for asylum from the US.
The Nation: Portraits from the Exodus
Members of the migrant caravans, stranded in Tijuana, explain why they traveled thousands of miles from their homes.
The Intercept: Kick Ass, Take Questions Later
A Border Patrol Whistleblower speaks out about the culture of abuse against migrants.
The Nation and El Faro: The Family Separation Crisis / El Trauma Sin Fin de Jaime
A father struggles to explain the trauma of his ongoing separation from his 5 year-old son. Link to El Faro here...
The Nation: What is Prison Abolition?
A primer on the movement trying to think beyond prisons as a tool to solve society’s problems.
The Nation: What Happened to My Daughter? Who Had Her?
A father’s struggle to be reunited with his daughter, separated by Trump’s zero-tolerance policy.
Guernica: Is the US Border Patrol Committing Crimes Against Humanity?
What would it take you, personally, to deny water to someone dying of thirst?
The Nation: ICE Are Like Ghosts
An HIV-Positive Gay Asylum Seeker Staged a 7-Day Hunger Strike in an ICE Detention Facility
The Nation: The Borderlands' Human Stain
Photographs capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.
The Nation: An Open Call for a Border Patrol Whistleblower
“We don’t know very much about the Border Patrol, except that they are the most lawless, abusive, and unaccountable law enforcement agency in the country—we do know that.”
Guernica: The Disappeared
On using a loaded term for an overlooked tragedy: how the Border Patrol has caused a crisis of death and disappearance in the borderlands.
The Nation: Asylum Free Zones
If you're scared for your life, persecuted by your government, or abused by your spouse, don't go to Atlanta.
Columbia Global Reports: Fear of Peace
Columbians weighing different fears: truth, war, justice, and peace.
The Nation: This Week May See the Largest Prison Strike in US History
A Modern Day Slave Rebellion - Inmates Across the Country Protest Forced Labor and Squalid Conditions
The Nation: Stateless and Detained
The US Wants to Deport This Palestinian—but First It’d Have to Recognize Palestine
CultureStrike: A Force of Beauty
From a hill on the Mexican side you see the taunting red, white, and blue written in the steel of the roofline.
The Believer: Planting Foucault In Juarez
“He donned his holiday clothes, had his sister sing a canticle beginning ‘O happy day! holy joy!” and, his mind wholly deranged, his weapon, an ax, in hand, he executed his mother, his sister, and his young brother.”
TruthOut: The Women's Guerrilla Prayer Flag Collective in Juarez
Women's Textile Collective Carves Out Space of Safety and Power in Embattled Juarez Suburb
The Nation: Who Killed Beylin Sarmiento?
For Central American migrants, the journey through Mexico has become a gauntlet of violence at the hands of criminals, drug cartels, and even the authorities.
In These Times: US Locking Up Immigrant Children
The message being sent by the U.S. government is that when frightened women and children come to America seeking sanctuary, we will imprison them
VICE News : Anatomy of a Texas Prison Uprising
"There's a fire in the SHU and there's prisoners in there and they're saying that they're probably going to burn alive."
Al Jazeera: The Institutional Cruelty of Migrant Shakedowns
Salon: These Kids Are in Hell, and We Should Be Ashamed
Jacobin: Global Capitalism's Bouncers