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The Missing Link: NAFTA and Immigration Reform
There are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., and, as Marco’s story demonstrates, there are many more who have lived in the States but are now back in their home countries. With U.S. Comprehensive Immigration Reform high on the current congressional agenda, it is crucial that we ground our understanding of the issue in people’s stories and lived experiences.
U.S. Policy Gives Mother of Three Criminal Treatment
January 30th, 2012
The heart-breaking true story of our failed immigration system.
VIDEOS: Nicaraguan Women's Stories of Migration
October 21st, 2011
Two Witness for Peace documentaries with original footage from the Nicaragua-based International Team.
DOCUMENTARY SERIES: Faces of Migration
Witness for Peace's Mexico-based International Team partnered with documentarian Kate Fenner to bring you the following three documentary shorts.
THE HUMAN FACE: the Con to Criminalize Immigrants
February 2nd, 2011
In addition to lobbying for enforcement-only policies that get more undocumented residents locked up, the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) refers to detained immigrants as "product" and has helped draft legislation that increases its bottom line. The trend has been disastrous for the Guzman family.
FACT SHEET: Free Trade and Forced Migration
December 20th, 2010
An overview of how free trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA drive immigration to the United States.
FACT SHEET: U.S. Immigration Policy
December 20th, 2010
An overview of the militarized immigration policies that are a growing trend.
VIDEO: Migrating Towards Understanding
June 30th, 2010
See what a New York police officer learns about the roots of migration when he travels to Mexico in this WFP documentary.
VIDEO: Witness the Roots of Migration
June 10th, 2010
A documentary following a group from North Carolina as they come face to face with the roots of migration in Mexico.
POLICY ANALYSIS: How CAFTA and Immigration Policy Separate Families
May 21st, 2010
A combination of economic policies promoted by the United States and stringent requirements mean that many families are separated indefinitely.
DELEGATE TESTIMONY: Paola Gutierrez Galindo Discusses NAFTA's Influence on Immigration
November 16th, 2009
Hailing from Oaxaca, Mexico, Galindo holds a degree in Indigenous Law and focuses on the impact of migration on identity and family in Oaxacan indigenous communities. In this article she explains how immigration affects her home community.
POLICY ANALYSIS: How CAFTA Creates Impoverished Wage Workers
January 10th, 2009
An account of how U.S. economic policies have failed impoverished Nicaraguans.
POLICY ANALYSIS: How U.S. Policy Drives Immigration from Mexico
August 25th, 2008
Why are people like Fidel Santiago Martinez risking their lives to immigrate to the U.S.?
DELEGATE TESTIMONY: On the Migrant Trail
July 29th, 2008
How can the United States force people to risk their lives crossing a desert and then call them criminals or collateral damage when they do or don’t survive the test?
STATEMENT: U.S. Immigration Policy
June 7th, 2008
Witness for Peace's official statement on domestic immigration policy.
POLICY ANALYSIS: Desarraigo Obligado
October 3rd, 2007
A Spanish-language guide to the connections between U.S. economic policy and immigration from Mexico to the United States.