The roots of this deportation regime must be eradicated and replaced. But this will not occur by asking the federal government to be more "humanitarian" in carrying out its regime of immigrant and territorial exclusion.
When people tell me "You must be glad to be back!" I think, I am glad to have lived there. I'm glad to have met people who became my family. I'm glad to have had moments of such joy that leaving meant such sorrow.
Even if Vice President Joe Biden loves coffee, he and the government do very little to make sure that each coffee consumed in the United States supports their policy to eradicate poverty in rural communities and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
My mother was the mayor of Quincy Park. Anything-goes soccer and homemade lemonade became her trademarks. When she pulled into the gravel lot and stepped out of the family van, children jumped off of the slides and out of trees.
It's time to take stock of policy inconsistencies and re-evaluate how U.S. foreign policy responds to, and may actually perpetuate, violence in Central America through its current deportation policies.
Sending refugees back to Central America is irresponsible, especially in light of the U.S. past involvement in Central America which has contributed to the instability of the region.The U.S. can and must accept Central American refugees and acknowledge the crisis from which they are fleeing.
The Zika virus has been in circulation in Africa for some time, but in the last two years it made a decisive crossing into South America. In any event, in this previously unexposed population it is producing a particularly horrifying havoc.
Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.