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Central America

A Closer Look at Biden's Immigration Plan for Central America

Biden's plan actually promotes an old economic development model that has long benefited U.S. corporations. It also aims to impose a distinctly militarized version of "security" on the people of that region.

Aviva Chomsky ·

Bowman Blames Decades of US Capitalism, Imperialism for Flow of Asylum-Seekers

"The best we can do is implement a 21st century Marshall Plan and help to rebuild Central America in the same ways that we have destroyed it."

Jenna McGuire, staff writer ·

For the Right and Corporate Media, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency

The people coming to the border are real people, most of them going through a harrowing and dangerous journey to escape even more harrowing situations.

Julie Hollar ·

Sen. Chris Murphy 'Fought Back Tears' Visiting Detained Migrant Children in Texas

"Remember, each 'unaccompanied minor' is a human being with a story," the Connecticut Democrat tweeted after his tour of the El Paso detention center.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

Why the United States Calls Some Refugees 'Asylees'

Drawing distinctions between refugees and asylees is a political exercise, and a perilous one.

Robert Radin ·

FEMA Ordered to Help as Border Patrol Holds 3,000 Migrant Children Over Legal Limit

A lawyer who interviewed children at a facility in Texas said that "one of them shared that he could only see the sun when he showered, because you can see the sun through the window."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

Sister Dianna Ortiz—US Nun Who Survived Guatemala Torture and Became Human Rights Champion—Dies at 62

"Dianna walked through the very worst of hell and came out with love... Her legacy is a witness to nonviolence and to love in the face of evil and to redemption. That's her legacy, to teach us that that's possible."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

Under Pretext of Pandemic, Babies Born in US—Legal American Citizens—Expelled With Mothers to Mexico

"For all intents and purposes, that child is stateless, which is going to create a whole host of barriers... because they're unable to establish citizenship."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

As Guatemalan Forces Beat Back Migrant Caravan, Biden Urged to Reverse Trump Policies of 'Cruelty and Coercion'

"The answer is not to continue doing more of the same but to envision a new direction that respects the political and economic self-determination and dignity of our Central American neighbors."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

'Unreal & Heartbreaking': Experts Highlight Climate Crisis Connection as Category 5 Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America

"It's a simple equation: as the global temperature rises storms get bigger, longer, and more frequent," said Greenpeace. "We need governments to act on climate RIGHT NOW.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·