Migrants are being bused to Monterrey and Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program carried out in a partnership between Mexico and the Trump Administration.
Juan Carlos and his family left El Salvador in October 2018 and arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in January 2019. They faced a difficult choice: should they apply for asylum in the U.S. and risk deportation back to El Salvador? Or should they try to make it in Mexico?
In Nuevo Laredo, some migrants have decided that waiting in Mexico for a U.S. asylum hearing that could be months away is untenable and are returning home.
A couple in Ciudad Juárez has opened their home to shelter Central American migrants hoping to obtain asylum in the U.S. The migrants risk their safety every time they leave the house.
Lily Moore-Eissenberg visits two migrant shelters run by nuns in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
The Trump administration's new policy aimed at disqualifying most asylum seekers is stirring anger and resentment among migrants who have waited months to present themselves at a port of entry.
Beyond Religion Student Fellow Lily Moore-Eissenberg visits the Santo Niño sisters and a pair of Catholic pacifists.
The Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector has seen a large spike in cases of rhabdomyolysis—severe dehydration and overexertion—among migrants this year. Border agents say smugglers are to blame for treating migrants like "cargo" and pushing them too hard.
The controversial "remain in Mexico" plan is becoming one of the Trump administration’s most successful strategies for keeping migrants from gaining entry into the U.S. Just ask the migrants released into cartel-weary Nuevo Laredo this week. Many are headed home.
The Texas Tribune visited a migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, to investigate another aspect of the ongoing border crisis: migrants from around the world crowding into Mexican border towns as they wait for a chance to claim asylum in the U.S.
The Senda de Vida shelter in Reynosa is over capacity, filled with migrants and refugees from around the world. U.S. officials will only let a handful at a time cross the border.
Nine deported U.S. veterans shared their stories with Pulitzer Center grantee Maria Zamudio. They spoke of their combat-related illnesses and how they long to return home.
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.
Veracruz is home to hundreds of thousands of Afro-Mexicans. In 2015, they were officially recognized in the National Census. What's happened since?
For decades, people have migrated from the Mexican state of Guerrero for economic reasons. But now, people are leaving Guerrero not to improve their lives, but to save their lives.
As 88 miles of President Trump’s border wall go up in South Texas, scientists and local residents fear that the unique ecosystems and nature-based economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will suffer.
Every year, men from Mexico travel to work on farms in Connecticut, leaving behind families and embarking on a difficult journey across the border.
At bridges leading from Mexico to Texas and in the zone between the Rio Grande and checkpoints along the highway north, the effects of Trump's immigration policies reverberate across the borderlands.
A feature for Politico Magazine about how US immigration policy plays out south of the border, specifically in El Salvador, and the impact of family separation on would-be migrants on the ground.
How does climate change disrupt a vulnerable community's access to water? Meg Vatterott reports on the effect of Mexico City's water crisis on the Mazahua indigenous community.
An army of campesinos armed with little but words, a social movement, and a radical democratic project buried deep in the Mexican jungle: The Zapatistas defy easy categorization. This is their story.
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.
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.
Journalist Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton report from Tijuana, Mexico, where there is a “micro-hyperepidemic” of HIV/AIDS.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Photojournalist Matt Black discusses his reporting from Guerrero, Mexico, where hope for the next generation has been "snuffed out."
Writer Erik Vance discusses his project "Emptying the World's Aquarium," from the coast of the Sea of Cortez.
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.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
This week: discussing feminism and access to education, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and explaining the placebo's power.
This week: exploring the changing Arctic ecosystem, reflecting on how youth and the media can support the movement against gun violence, and screening a student documentary on identity.
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
This week: Some in South Korea argue the country needs nuclear arms, the intersection of faith and healing in medicine, and how to communicate climate change in a way that makes people listen.
This week: considering the impact of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, students learning digital storytelling at USA Today, and exploring aerial photography of natural disasters.
The Pulitzer Center joins National Press Club in amicus brief supporting Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez-Soto's asylum case.
This week: How drugs move through the border, how climate change threatens the social status of Zanzibari women, and the cyber threat to nuclear safety.
Inaugural grants, provided in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and ONA camera bags, highlighted in New York Times Lens blog.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.