Two competing forces — one from the United States and another from Mexico — are rethinking the region’s oldest and dirtiest problem, imagining it instead as a moneymaking opportunity.
Whose job is it to really keep track of what’s in the Tijuana River? Nobody’s really raising their hand.
"Guanajuato Norte," a short film by 2018 Columbia Reporting Fellows Ingrid Holmquist and Sana Malik, tells the story of Winny Contreras, a migrant farmworker on a Connecticut farm who visits his family in Mexico once a year.
Roberto Primero Luis set out across the U.S.-Mexico border last year as previous Guatemalan migrants had. But the crossing has changed.
For as long as Mexicans have gone north to find work, money has gone in the opposite direction. But these days, fear accompanies the money that crosses the border. And it travels both ways.
The climate migration model aims to understand how climate change might lead to population shifts in Central America and Mexico, including how people may move across borders between these countries and to the United States.
Today, 1 percent of the world is a barely livable hot zone. By 2070, that portion could go up to 19 percent. Billions of people call this land home.Where will they go?
From a doctor stranded in Ciudad Juárez to a shelter closed after an outbreak, COVID-19 is hitting hard along the Texas-Mexico border.
The emergency service received 1,179 reports of deaths from possible COVID-19 patients in the first two months of the epidemic, a much larger figure than what the Ministry of Health officially reports.
As players in the respirator manufacturing industry, Mexico and Costa Rica navigate the complicated situations they are in during the pandemic, exporting supplies they so dearly need.
In episode two of this two-part investigation, "The Moving Border" visits Tapachula, Mexico to investigate "externalization" — the increasing push by countries like the U.S. to keep refugees in their poorer neighbors.
In episode one of this two-part investigation, "The Moving Border" examines the increasing pressure put on asylum seekers by both the Trump administration and Mexican officials.
A binational, bilingual reporting project on the Tijuana Estuary, led by Voice of San Diego in partnership with Tijuana Press, delves into the decades-long issue of sewage and accountability.
Indigenous Mexican immigrants access cultural and linguistic inclusion through community radio in California. Equitable programming expands health justice and basic rights.
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.
Latino USA, led by veteran journalist Maria Hinojosa, reports on the real-life impact the Trump administration’s latest policies are having on refugees seeking asylum via the U.S. southern border.
As an increasingly severe water crisis grips Mexico City, what will the future look like in a world that is rapidly running out of usable water?
After Motel 6 gave his name to immigration agents in 2017, a Washington man’s family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
The U.S. government and migrants seeking asylum find themselves in a precarious situation as the situation on the border worsens.
The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.
What compels migrant families to flee their homeland and seek refuge in the United States? What do they experience once they arrive? “Home and Away” helps young readers make sense of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border.
Life after deportation: The Seattle Times explores how families—including those with American citizens—have adapted in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.
A new report shows that hundreds of veterans were placed in deportation proceedings. We explore an unintended consequence of a 1996 immigration law that made it possible to deport veterans.
What compels migrants to leave Central America? What challenges do they face at teh U.S. Mexico border? Meet Jaime Joyce, who traveled to Honduras and Tijuana to report on migration.
After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano explores the human and environmental toll of mining for gold in La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell reports on "Solecito," a group of mothers in Mexico who are searching for their missing children—uncoverinng gravesites in barren fields.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
Post-NAFTA Mexico was flooded with cheap sugary, fatty junk food from the U.S.–triggering a dual crisis: obesity and malnutrition. As NAFTA renegotiations progress, will these crises come up at all?
For more than 30 years, James Whitlow Delano has documented the U.S./Mexico border. He now takes a close at the people as he examines financial, political and human rights implications.
In a project for PBS NewsHour, Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin report on why President-Elect Donald Trump's promises to build a wall and pull out of free trade agreements could exacerbate the illegal immigration he vows to fight.
Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II's reporting follows Diego, a former gang member on his personal journey for reconciliation and redemption. In this video Bracco gives a behind-the-scenes look at the history of violence in Juarez.
Since April, over 120 elementary students have learned about how migrants and refugees who are children learn and go to school around the world with the Pulitzer Center's In Their Shoes workshop
In this webinar, educators explored reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration.
Journalists Maria Hinojosa, Anna-Catherine Brigida, and Maria Zamudio share individuals' stories and efforts to hold governments accountable through their reporting.
The Associated Press project 'Outsourcing Migrants' received an Honorable Mention from the James Foley Awards.
Corrine Chin and The Seattle Times won a Regional Emmy Award for their work covering the lives of those affected by deportation.
The Seattle Times was recognized for their work covering the lives of those affected by deportation.
Journalist and editor Jaime Joyce led a webinar for students about how children learn under conditions of migration and displacement.
The Best of the West Contest recognizes journalistic excellence in coverage of the Western United States. Two Pulitzer-supported projects won honors in the 2020 contest.
After Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker issued him a pardon, Miguel Perez Jr. looks to return to his family in his hometown of Chicago after his deportation in 2018.
Winning documentary details life of migrant farm worker living in Connecticut and supporting family in Mexico.
Student Fellows Ingrid Holmquist and Sana Malik are finalists for the 2019 BAFTA Student Awards for their film that tells the personal story of a migrant worker from Mexico with broader resonance.
In this lesson, students read and analyze reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration using both data journalism and wrenching storytelling.
In this workshop, elementary students will learn what it means to be a refugee, explore how four child migrants around the world go to school, and reflect on common threads between their lives.
Students learn about the asylum-seeking process and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, while also exploring themes connected to migration and refugees more broadly.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
What stories do we see, and which ones do we miss? These stories go beyond the headlines to explore under-reported stories on migration and refugees in the United States and around the world.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption and the impacts of that activism.
This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish, and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption, and the impacts of that activism.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.