September 20, 2017

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Guatemala’s Civil Society Just Did the Impossible

Political parties in Guatemala like to paint tree trunks, light poles, rocks and walls with the color of their political party.  (Photo by David Amsler, Creative Commons License)

Guatemalans banded together to depose a corrupt administration with dark connections to human rights violations. But another election looms, and the candidates don't inspire confidence. Read More »

Everything You Need To Know About Obama’s Executive Action

President Barack Obama addreessing the nation in a prime time speech. (Photo from White House video stream)

Because of the limits of Obama’s executive power, the action is not nearly as broad as proposed bills for comprehensive immigration reform. But Obama’s action will provide the first opportunity for millions of undocumented immigrants to live and work openly. Read More »

Violence is Causing Children to Flee Central America

(Video screenshot via Vox video)

Considering the high levels of violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, meeting the challenge of caring for child refugees at United States' southern border will require both short- and long-term solutions. Read More »

Unstoppable Tide of Child Migrants to the US

(Photo by Xomiele, Creative Commons License)

In the first five months of 2014 more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors were detained whilst trying to enter the US illegally. The influx has posed a political as well as humanitarian problem for Obama administration. Eager to score political points, Republicans claim that the current crisis is the result of the Obama administration’s lax policy migration, and particularly the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More »