Some Mexican filmmakers now mirror global stereotypes about Mexico’s violence, which make the films legible for international liberal audiences.
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
In 2019, immigration crimes represented almost 60 percent of all federal prosecutions. Yet the racism of the underlying laws may be their undoing.
Why do women and feminized people flee Central America? What do they find when they reach the United States?
“There is definitely a line between victims and perpetrators. But that line is not essentially determined.”
The pandemic took the health inequalities generated by US imperialism, and made them worse.
Why not redefine our asylum system to accommodate the complex and multiple reasons people flee?
The United States originates in settler colonialism, slavery, empire, and a long history of giving refuge to some while refusing refuge to others.
The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
So long as the state can criminalize movement and eliminate groups deemed undesirable, no one is free.
Introducing a new series to push forward our thinking and action about immigration and borders.
“Just do something. Just do something. Just a very small thing. I’m not an ideological person, really.”
In 20 years, Congress has never passed the DREAM Act. What has been lost in chasing this legislation’s narrow dreams?
Contemporary TV series that take on Latinx life have increasingly embraced the complexity of their subject matter.
Once, abolitionists had to imagine a world without slavery. Can we similarly envision a world where migrants are offered justice?
The United States tears families apart—during slavery, in the wars against indigenous people and the war on drugs, and, today, at the border.
The US imperialist wars in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan grew from US wars against Indigenous people in the 19th century.
“Solidarity is not a thing. There’s no formula, no exact science. There is ongoing process.”
“Flagged for deportation, I was hurtled into my own little nightmare, an absurdist take on all the immigration tragedies raging across the world.”
The way we talk about history matters. And this is especially true in the case of the Philippines, which, in many ways, served as a laboratory for America’s imperial ...