Refugees from around the world — not just Central America — are caught up in the crisis at the southern border.
As Trump tries to push for stricter immigration policies, this story examines how the expansion of the Remain in Mexico policy is creating more problems at the southern border.
A family with roots in the Seattle region starts over in Mexico.
A series of Trump Administration immigration rule changes have effectively sealed the border to the vast majority of asylum seekers, leaving tens of thousands of migrants in limbo, and shifting responsibility for U.S. immigration policy to the Mexican government and dozens of Mexican shelters.
Migrants crossing at the Texas border fluctuate in the face of Trump administration policies. Recent executive actions coupled with long-standing federal regulations have caused a spike in refused entries.
Cubans seeking asylum in the United States fear reprisals if they are forced to return to Cuba.
The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
A federal court ruled last week that the U.S. government could reject asylum seekers who failed to seek protection in other countries first — but only applied the ruling to Texas and New Mexico. Will that push migrants to try their luck in Arizona and California?
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.
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.
A group of mothers with missing children just unearthed the biggest narco mass gravesite in Mexican history. This project documents their struggle to discover what happened their kids.
Post-NAFTA, Mexico was flooded with cheap, sugary, and fatty junk foods from the U.S., spawning a duel crisis—obesity and malnutrition.
Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.
A high-tech bus route was billed as the solution to a chaotic, disorganized transit system. Can everyone involved in that system get on board?
Mexicans call it The Wall of Shame. Few people north of the border ever ask, what does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans but those whose homes literally touch the wall?
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
For years Central Americans have transited Mexico en route to the United States, many are never heard from again. In a country teeming with the disappeared, Central American mothers search for theirs.
Donald Trump has targeted Mexico more than any other country, promising to build a wall, deport millions of Mexicans from the U.S., and cancel NAFTA. PBS NewsHour examines how Mexico is responding.
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.
Photographer Dominic Bracco II talks about photographing the lives of fishermen on the Sea of Cortez.
Journalist Louie Palu uses his camera to examine security and immigration issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Resources for teachers and students ahead of Dominic Bracco's classroom visit.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Miroff talks about an under-siege Central America and the Mexico drug cartels fighting to control the region's smuggling routes.
Photojournalist Dominic Bracco talks about his reporting on Mexico's Los Ninis, young people with little education and no job prospects who are caught in the cycle of drug violence.
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.
This week, James Whitlow Delano's work is featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
Juried competition results in exhibition at Smithsonian museum of about 50 finalists, which this year included Pulitzer Center grantee photographer.
Can the city shake its reputation for murder?
Sydney Combs and Paul Nevin each place first in their regions for feature photography. Jae Lee and Kara Andrade each place first in their regions for in-depth reporting. Rebecca Gibian and Diana Crandall place first in their region for breaking news reporting.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Dominic Bracco visited Brookland Middle School to teach sixth graders about the Latin American migration crisis.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Photojournalist documents Mexican communities affected by poverty and rampant crime, including disappearance of the 43 students in Guerrero state.
What gave rise to Mexico's culture of extreme violence?
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Objective: To introduce journalism students to the concept of convergence. Essential Question: Why does convergence journalism make a story more powerful?
Standards-aligned lessons to support student learning around overfishing and ocean health.
Students will analyze whether technology can increase citizens’ abilities to fight corruption when speaking out can result in jail time or death.
Students will learn about the state of health care in developing nations, and to draw conclusions about effective health care from their successes and failures.