Stories about Migration & Immigration from March, 2015
Before the Border: The Immigrant Odyseey Across Mexico
The perils of crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are well documented, but for thousands of undocumented migrants from Central America, crossing Mexico is even more dangerous. To reach the US border, undocumented migrants from Central America undertake a dangerous 1,500-mile trip through Mexico, where they risk...
Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’
Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.
Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison
Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.
The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile
Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.
In Caracas I Found Tehran
Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.
The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media
Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.
For Nepali Migrant Workers, the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar Is a Game of Death
"FIFA: DROP QATAR!! Nepal's slaves are dying like flies!" Over a third of the migrants building the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are Nepalis. Their story is harrowing.
Somali Americans Fight to Save Their Lifeline of Cash for Relatives Back Home
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota, USA, where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades.
The Country as a Mirror: Reflections of a Young Colombian in Bristol
"When you immigrate for a second time, the home that remains closest to you is the one you just left behind. You end up with a significant identity crisis."
Brazilian University Won't Enroll Guinea-Bissauan Woman, Even Though She Passed All Requirements
A Brazilian institution claims Domingas Mendes doesn't fulfill the criteria to pursue higher education in Brazil as a 'quota student'. Is there a racial issue here?
The US Finally Lifts the Curse of the ‘Golden Cage’ Visa
Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.