"People are really scared. It’s really, really clear that the fear is real. And they’re not getting tests."
What to do with this consciousness of unfairness, of privilege, of the cruelty of one’s nation? Their father marched, donated, spoke up. They do the same. These are good answers, though certainly never enough.
" In clinic this week I have taken care of mothers suffering from emotional trauma after they sent their kids across, hoping that a detention center in the US would be safer than a refugee camp where they are constantly under threat of kidnapping and at the mercy of infectious diseases."
The American legal system has always relied on officers of the law, prosecutors, judges and juries to place overwhelming evidence of innocent behavior above the letter of the law.
A growing cohort of former CBP and ICE agents - and a growing body of literature by and about them - reveal some of the lived experience of dissent in this para-military border force.
The link between climate change and migration from Central America is impossible to deny.
'He didn’t want to go alone,” Lopez, 36, a refrigeration technician, said as he stood near his tent in a sprawling migrant camp next to the bridge. “But as a father, I didn’t want him living like this. So I decided to take him to the bridge.'
Mexican government officials report that roughly 70% of the guns used in crimes there are carried illegally across the border from the U.S. This is the illegal border-crossing that worries leaders - and citizens - on the southern side of the border most.
The prospect of a pipeline for thousands of migrants from border exclusion to factory labor in Mexico raises serious questions. Amid the thoroughgoing corruption of Mexican government and industry, one rings out: Who benefits?
Rael's cross-border see-saw game become a global smash, captured on a viral video, when he installed long see-saw flats directly through wall slats some months ago, and children from both sides of the border suddenly felt the universal urge: let's play together.