By Nicolle Galteland SEATTLE —Books to Prisoners noticed a new memo on the Washington State Department of Corrections website in March stating that donated used books could no longer be mailed to […]
New Yorkers support immigrant “friends” as U.S. policies become stricter
By Emilia Otte NEW YORK—Terry Du Prat stood in a courtroom and witnessed a woman pleading with a federal judge not to send her 27-year-old son back to Honduras, for fear that […]
Native American Women: “Original Resisters and Ultimate Survivors”
Native American women participated in the Women’s March on Jan. 21, wrapping blue silk scarves around their shoulders. Their attendance was a moment of resiliency, but more than that, it was a show of expertise in the ways of resistance.
Mexican Community Addresses Domestic Violence, Celebrates Migrant Women
A mural in Brooklyn shows a woman with deep-set eyes standing poised between coffee groves and New York City’s tall buildings. Featuring domestic violence survivor Leticia Reyes Garcia, the mural is part of a larger effort to address domestic violence affecting Mexican immigrant women in New York.
Central Americans Fleeing Violence Seek Refuge in Mexico
The number of asylum-seekers from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras has risen more than five-fold between 2012 and 2015. An increasing share of them have made Mexico, not the United States, their final destination.
Transcending Boundaries to Protect Central America’s Largest Reseerve
Indigenous communities, local non-profit groups and park rangers on both sides of the Panama-Costa Rica border are collaborating to protect Parque Internacional La Amistad, the largest nature reserve in Central America, from environmental threats.
Most Rapes of Native American Women Go Unpunished; Communities and Police Debate Solutions
One in three Native American women report being the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and most go unpublished. Communities are debating potential solutions with police.
Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants
Child migrants reunified with their parents over the past two years are fraught with the relief at finally being reunited, the normal challenges of adolescence, and navigating the new relationship, all amid looming legal and other pressures.
Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S.
NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan courtroom, children and their guardians listen to a young woman who stands in front of them talking in Spanish. The speaker, Marielos […]
Child Migrants Face Challenges but Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field
NEW YORK — On artificial turf at the foot of Yankee Stadium, some 40 teenage boys kick soccer balls on a Saturday afternoon, laughing and yelling to each other in Spanish. On […]