Migrations: One Door Closes, Another Opens

Miguel Angel Ferrer Internationalist 360° For many years now, migration of Mexicans to the United States has faced increasing difficulties: higher costs, more repression, more dangers. This has led to a fall in the number of Mexican migrants. But migrations to the US continue. Now these migrations have a geographically distinct and diverse origin: Hondurans,…

A Honduran Asylum-Seeker Was Brutally Murdered After Being Deported from Mexico

Eileen Grench Terror raced through Teresa Gonzales as both the clarity of the message and the ambiguity of the threat hit her at once. “We have a present for you waiting outside,” read the text, which appeared on her daughter Rosa’s cellphone during Saturday worship. “Mom, they’re threatening me,” said Rosa, eyes wide. Teresa, whose…

US Detaining Migrants Under Highway Overpass in Texas Amid Renewed Crackdown

Eric London US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is unleashing a massive crackdown on Central American immigrants attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. According to CBP figures, the agency made 66,450 border arrests in February, the highest monthly total in years. Children detained in a US Border Patrol Processing Center in McCallen, Texas in 2018…

India Deports Over 1,000 Rohingya Refugees to Bangladesh

Peoples Dispatch Days after India’s lower house of parliament passed an amendment to the Citizenship Act which grants citizenship status to Hindu refugees coming from neighboring countries, as many as 1,300 Rohingyas were deported to Bangladesh. This is despite repeated requests from different rights organizations to the Narendra Modi-led government about honoring the principle of…

The US Hand in the Tragic Death of Guatemalan Migrant Children

Pavan Kulkarni Jakelin’s grandfather Domingo holds a photo of her Hours after the body of 7-year-old Jakelin Maquin was sent back to her village in Guatemala – from where, in hope for a better life, she had set out with her father to the United States weeks ago – another 8-year-old Guatemalan immigrant died in…

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

Peter Koenig The NYT wrote Christmas Day, that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not clear, or are simply not reported. A month earlier, a 7-year old girl, also from Guatemala, died also in US Border Control custody. Here too, the circumstances are not revealed. How many…

Grim Future Awaits Refugees Forcibly Disembarked from Vessel in Libya

Peoples Dispatch Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team, on November 7, forced at least 79 refugees and migrants to disembark from a vessel that had rescued them from drowning in international waters. Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team forced at least 79  refugees and migrants to disembark…

Honduras: Hunger Declares War on the Imperial Necropolitical State

Juan Almendarez Translation by Internationalist 360° Purpose The purpose of this essay is to point out two aspects of reality that are related to migration. The first one refers to peasant, indigenous and Garífuna communities that are attached to the territories and that aspire to defend their social and political spaces against capitalist accumulation by…

Birthright Citizenship: Remembering a Previous White Supremacist Campaign

Nina Wallace In the latest in a long string of attacks on immigration, this week Trump declared he would issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Established by the 14th amendment in order to grant citizenship to freed slaves, the idea that all people born in the United States are U.S. citizens, regardless of race…