The Mérida Initiative: Beneath the Surface

The Mérida Initiative, also referred to as Plan Mexico, is described by the U.S. Department of State as “an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.” The reality of the Mérida Initiative, however, is something entirely different.

Outsourcing the Border

by Maggie Ervin It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that the top ten contractors of the US government are all military-oriented corporations: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and the like. Although the Defense Department...

Tales of Migration and Detention

by James Hutter, james.hutter@gmail.com (This blog entry is part of a series. Click these links for Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) Our visit to San Francisco Tetlanohcan had been a powerful experience for many varied reasons. We saw first hand the effects that...
My experience on a Roots and Realities of Migration delegation to Oaxaca | Mi experiencia en una delegación a Oaxaca acerca de las raíces y las realidades de la migración

My experience on a Roots and Realities of Migration delegation to Oaxaca | Mi experiencia en una delegación a Oaxaca acerca de las raíces y las realidades de la migración

by Jessica del Villar I was recently given the opportunity to go on a Roots and Realities of Migration delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico with two organizations called Witness for Peace and Student Action with Farmworkers. The focus of this trip was, as the name implies, to...

Lessons from a Canine Immigrant

By Sara JosephCommunications Associate, Witness for Peace During the year-and-a-half that I worked in Nicaragua with Witness for Peace, I lived less than two blocks from the U.S. Embassy. The colossal building is sandwiched between agencies that advertise help secure...