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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Scranton in northeast Pennsylvania.
I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Scranton in northeast Pennsylvania.

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Yet, here we are.
It's still kind of hard to believe that President Trump plans to go all in on his proposal to build a wall and deport all those undocumented people on this side of it. Now it's easier said than done, but most evidence indicates that undocumented migration d...

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A massive deportation
According to  Pro Publica , The Trump administration says it, too, is focused on deporting criminals, but it has redefined crimes to include any activity that might bring a conviction, including entering the U.S. without permission. Effectively, that makes ...

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CICIG under attack in Guatemala
No one ever likes when foreign individuals or states interfere in their country's domestic politics. In Guatemala, conservative forces supported US efforts to overthrow Arbenz in 1954 but then didn't really want much to do with the US after that. Well, that...

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DACA recipient detained
Last week we learned that García De Rayos , a 35-year mother of two teenagers who had been living in the U.S. for over two decades, was deported after she attended her semi-annual check-in with immigration authorities. She used a fake Social Security number...

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Central American migrants calling Mexico home
David Agren has an interesting article on the increasing number of Central Americans who are abruptly stopping their journeys north - in Mexico. Nowadays, an increasing number of migrants are thinking about Mexico as a more appealing option because of U.S. ...

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Some links from El Salvador
My apartment in Residencial San Luis (1997) Nina Lakhani sheds light on the violence carried out by the country's security forces in  'We fear soldiers more than gangsters': El Salvador's 'iron fist' policy turns deadly . But the street gangs are not the on...

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Trump's defective posture on immigration
After my trip to the border with the Kino Border Initiative , I submitted an op-ed to my local paper, The Scranton Times-Tribune , about President Donald Trump's plan for a big beautiful wall along the US southern border with Mexico. It's only been about te...

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Central America awaits a Trump tweet (I mean policy)
Given that Donald Trump was inaugurated a little over ten days ago and Monday was our first day of the spring semester, it's been hard to focus on Central America. Obviously, the first few days of his administration were full of concerns about the building ...

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Ranchers on the US-Mexico border
During last week's visit to the Kino Border Initiative , I also had the opportunity to listen to US ranchers whose properties are located along the US border. They had mixed opinions about just about everything, One couple supported Donald Trump's wall. I d...
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