Migrant Caravan

Immigration, Energy, and Security: The Mexico-U.S. Agenda

If Latin America is the backyard of the United States, then Mexico is its gateway. Donald Trump’s administration made this clearer than ever, strengthening Mexico’s ties of subordination and dependence on its neighbor to the north. The first few months of the Biden administration prove that not much has changed.

Mexico’s “Progressive President” Sends National Guard to Tear Gas Immigrants

A new migrant caravan made up of thousands of people left from Honduras in January to make the perilous journey north through Mexico. With Donald Trump pressuring him from across the border, President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador of Mexico has gone further than ever to repress the caravan and send migrants back to Central America.

The Migrant Exodus: A Central American Diaspora

Some of the caravans of more than 13,000 migrants are waiting in camps in Tijuana, and others are making their way to the border. A new migrant caravan has already been announced, but the Mexican government is adhering to the United States’ mandates like a servile army as they punish the migrants and treat them as criminals with detentions and deportations.

The Deportation of Víctor Mejía: The Mexican State Under Trump

The deportation of Víctor Mejía from Mexico, known as “assisted return,” is a result of the Mexican state’s policy of purging as many migrants as possible, with little regard for basic human rights. Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) has become the United States’ local immigration enforcer.

Veterans Call on U.S. Troops to Refuse Border Deployment

The following letter by two U.S. veterans calls on active duty soldiers to refuse unlawful orders of policing the border with Mexico. With Trump’s threat of closing the U.S.-Mexico border completely and his authorization of deadly force against the migrant caravan, appeals to soldiers to question, organize and resist should be welcomed by all defenders of immigrant rights.