Border / Deportation Issues:

Healing the Environmental and Cultural Scars of Trump's Border Wall

Nina Lakhani, The Guardian / Grist, 1/31/2021


ICE is Using Obscure Laws to Target Women in Sanctuary

Tina Vasquez, Prism, 12/7/2020

Federal Agents Expelling Asylum Seekers at Border, citing Covid-19 Risks

Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune & ProPublica, 8/4/2020


We are Like Sitting Ducks - Complications from Covid-19

Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, 3/28/2020


This Family Just Reminded CPB We Don't Lose Our Rights at the Border

Hugh Handeyside, ACLU, 5/22/2020


How the US Asylum System is Keeping Migrants at Risk in Mexico

Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 10/1/2019


How Trump Radicalized ICE

Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, 9/2018


When Deportation is a Death Sentence

Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, 1/8/2018


Hunger Striker Nearing Death in ICE Custody

Mike Ludwig, Truthout, 1/18/2020


Detention Center Issues:

Reproductive Abuse is Rampant in the Immigration Detention System

Brigitte Amiri, ACLU, 9/23/2020


'We Need to Take Away Children', No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said

Ilana Panich-Linsman, New York Times, 10/6/2020


US Must Release Children from Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 6/26/2020


Immigrant Detention Center with Highest Covid-19 Cases Turns Down Donated Masks

Lauren Floyd, Daily Kos, 4/27/2020


The Courts Won’t Free Migrant Children Because of Covid-19

Lyn Rye, Truthout, 4/24/2020


Abolish Immigration Prisons

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, The New York Times, 12/2/2019


Family Separations at US Border Plagued by Problems

The Guardian, 3/6/2020


The Facts About Family Detention

Grassroots Leadership, 2/29/2016


Nearly 15,000 Children Held in Detention Camps Across the US

Niles Niemuth, 12/14/2018, World Socialist Web Site


Migrant Children Being Held in Camps in 17 States

Jennifer Epstein and Laura Litvan, Bloomberg News, 6/19/2018


How Many Migrant Children Are Detained in US Custody?

Mona Chalabi, The Guardian, 12/22/2018


The Horrifying Conditions Facing Kids in Border Detention, Explained

Dara Lind, Vox, 6/19/2019


US Immigration Officials Bar Doctors From Giving Flu Shots to Detained Children

Sam Levin, The Guardian, 12/10/2019


Trump’s Child Detention Camps Cost $775 Per Person Every Day

Luke Darby, 6/25/2019, GQ Magazine


Deterring Immigration Through Cruelty in Detention Facilities

Adam Serwer, 7/3/2019, The Atlantic


The History We Should Fear Repeating With Trump’s Migrant Camps

Eric Levitz, New York Magazine, 6/19/2019


The US is Running Concentration Camps at the Border

Jack Holmes, Esquire Magazine, 6/13/2019


How the Trump Administration’s Border Camps Fit into the History of Concentration Camps

Andrea Pitzer, GQ Magazine, 6/18/2019


The Horrifying Conditions Facing Kids in Border Detention, Explained

Dara Lind, Vox, 6/19/2019


Causes of Central American Migration:

How the US Screwed up Latin America in 7 Classic Cartoons

Hyacinth Mascarenhas, Mic, 7/1/ 2014


How US Foreign Policy in Central America
May Have Fueled the Migrant Crisis

Deirdre Shesgreen, USA Today, 12/21/2018


Central American Migration: Root Causes and US Policy

Congressional Research Service, 6/13/2019


Fleeing a Hell the US Helped Create: Why Central Americans Journey North

The Guardian, Julian Borger, 12/19/2018


Migration in Central America - An Analysis of Migration Trends, Drivers, Policy and Actors

Seattle International Foundation


Central American Immigrants in the United States

Migration Policy Institute


How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigrtion Crisis

Jeff Faux, The Nation, 10/18/2017


Causes of Central American Migration (continued):

Almost Half a Century After it Began, America’s ‘War on Drugs’ is Still Devastating Latin America

Nathalie Mercier, The Independent, 1/30/2019


Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle

Council on Foreign Relations, 10/1/2019


How US ‘Free Trade’ Policies Created the Central American Migration Crisis

Michelle Chen, The Nation, 2/6/2015

Immigration Policy:

Getting Migration in the Americas Right

Center for American Progress, 6/24/2019


Policy Proposals to Address the Central American
Migration Challenge

Bipartisan Policy Center, 7/26/2019


A New Social Contract for the Northern Triangle

Center for Strategic & International Studies, 5/8/2019


US Strategy for Central America

US Department of State, 12/2018


We Know How to End Drug Violence in Central America

James Stavridis, The FP Group, 3/18/2015



Migrating to Prison - America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

César Cuauhtémoc Garcîa Hernandez (see his blog at

Tell Me How It Ends - An Essay in 40 Questions

Valeria Luiselli


Open Borders - The Science & Ethics of Immigration

Bryan Caplan & Zach Weinersmith


The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea


The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantu
(a former border patrol agent)


Unaccompanied, Javier Zamora





News Reports on Border & Immigration Issues
PBS Frontline


The Wall, USA Today


Icebox, HBO


Living Undocumented, Netflix Documentary Series, 2019


Stuck in Tijuana, Charlie Minn (2018 migrant caravan documentary)


The River & The Wall, Ben Masters


Refuge(e) & Luz’s Story, Sylvia Johnson


Sueño Americano, Camila (music video)

New Family Detention Centers to Hold Immigrant Women and Children, Democracy Now, 8/14/2014

Undocumented, Chris Cashman


The Faces of Family Separation, CBS News, 10/7/2019





The Out Crowd, This American Life

(Reports on the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy)



School of Advanced Research / SITE Santa Fe / CCA Exhibitions, "Beyond Borders":


SITE Santa Fe Exhibition, "Displaced"

examining the human experience of the global refugee crisis


Out of Place, Julia Goldberg, Santa Fe Reporter, 10/7/2020


SITE Santa Fe Exhibition, "Hostile Terrain 94"

a participatory art project organized by the Undocumented Migration Project documenting the remains of dead migrants in Arizona


Israel Haros Lopez, poetry, performance, music, visual art, and video


Ronald Rael & Virginia San Fratello, teeter-totter border wall (video)

Detention Center Information: