Central America

A mother is seen holding her child.

Trump’s new order on families at the border raises even more questions about what happens next for child migrants

We’re answering some of your most pressing questions about what happens next.

Young girl walking on lawn, holding teddy bears

For this mother and daughter, separated a year ago at the southern border, Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy isn’t new

Blurry image of woman in pink hodded sweatshirt standing in front of window, with reflection of trees

With smuggling costs skyrocketing, parents balance risk and debt for their children’s future

Two woman stand in kitchen, one older and one younger looking at her phone

After 17 years of ‘legal life’ in the US, a family considers its next move

Tijuana

Why Haitians are stranded in Mexico

Border

A day in the life of immigration limbo

Day after anxious day, a mother who escaped gang violence with her children in El Salvador waits in Boston to know whether she and her family can stay in the US legally or not.

A simple bed with a colorful blanket

Advocates say another privately operated immigration detention center for women and children is the wrong approach

“Sometimes I’d like to imprison the immigration officials, the judge, the president, so that they can endure 19 days in there with their children,” says one woman who was recently released from immigration detention.“Sometimes I’d like to imprison the immigration officials, the judge, the president, so that they can endure 19 days in there with their children,” says one woman who was recently released from immigration detention.

Two workers holding a white body body bag as they place it in the back of a truck

Óscar Martínez on why El Salvador is a ‘good place to kill’

His first book was a deep look at the dangers of the journey to escape. ‘A History of Violence’ focuses on why people take the journey to begin with.