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Globalization and NAFTA Cause Migration from Mexico

When NAFTA was passed two decades ago, its boosters promised it would bring “First World” status for the Mexican people. Instead, it prompted a great migration north.

**This article appears in PRA’s Fall, 2014 issue of The Public Eye magazine, a special edition on neoliberalism and the Right** Read more >

New report details a pattern of violence and abuse at the hands of private prison corporations now profiting off family detention

Why no one should be surprised that a complaint over sexual abuse has already been filed in a facility that’s been open less than two months

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Deportation Up in 2013; Border Sites Were Focus

The Obama administration carried out 438,421 deportations in 2013, a record number, bringing the total for Presiden Read more >

The US wants to help Central Americans - by letting fewer refugees in

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced how many refugees will be allowed to enter the US from now until next September. Read more >

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Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status

WASHINGTON — President Obama has approved a plan to allow several thousand young children from Central American countries to apply for refugee status in the United States, providing a legal path for some of them to join family members already living in America, White House officials said Tuesday. Read more >

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IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000

Geneva - IOM today (29/9/2014) released “Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration,” the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea.

With a count surpassing 40,000 victims since 2000, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization.” Read more >

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