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A case in Canadian federal court attacks the administration’s model for stopping the flow of migrants seeking assistance: a refugee law ‘loophole.’ Read more

Law and Justice

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The Trump administration’s efforts on behalf of Mexican labor belie an aggressive anti-worker project at home. Read more

Working in America

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As the bill moves from the House to the Senate, a billionaire mine owner seeks to defeat an American miners’ strike by employing scabs—which the pending accord would outlaw. Read more

America and the World

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The Trump administration has intensified its assault on protections for immigrants and asylum seekers, but you wouldn’t know it from watching Thursday’s debate. Read more

Politics

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Today on TAP: The NAFTA deal hits a last-minute snag Read more

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A bipartisan bill now in Congress would legalize undocumented agricultural workers—but also bring in wage-depressing foreign contract workers with no rights. Read more

Working in America

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Despite continual rumors that a deal on the update to the North American trade agreement is imminent, House Democrats and Trump are far apart. Read more

Working in America

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A successful trade agreement with Canada and Mexico depends on fair treatment for Mexican workers. Read more

America and the World

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Democrats want stronger enforcement of labor standards in Mexico. The feared death of a union supporter in Guerrero state does not inspire confidence. Read more

Working in America

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In refugee-style camps from Matamoros to Tijuana, hundreds of asylum seekers are forced to wait under the Remain in Mexico policy—with dangerous implications for public health. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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As part of Trump’s Justice Department, immigration courts are compelled to enforce his political agenda. Read more

Law and Justice

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Seeking to relieve the pressure from asylum seekers in border towns, Mexico bused asylum seekers south. The country’s practices could violate international law. Read more

America and the World

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Long-distance victims of Trump’s war on immigrants, African migrants have few options for refuge and fewer ways to support themselves while they wait. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Mexico’s decidedly leftist new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is taking on the business-political-criminal elite that has dominated his nation, and drenched it in bloodshed, for the past 40 years. Read more

Economic Policy

The Lopez Obrador administration is changing the law so that workers can actually choose a union and vote on their contracts. Read more

America and the World

López Obrador’s victory ousted Mexico’s establishment. If U.S. and Canadian progressives work with him, they just might create a more democratic continent. Read more

Money, Politics and Power