A new generation of progressive leadership is emerging in Europe and North America that is rising to the challenge of inclusive prosperity, climate change, and need for institutional reform.
Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.
Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States opens the way to a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership.
All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.
Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.
In February, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will visit Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 15 years of cooperation between Colombia and the United States that have helped transform Colombia from a state teetering on the edge of failure to one on the doorstep of a historic peace agreement that could bring an end to the longest-running internal armed conflict in the Western hemisphere. The visit also will provide an opportunity to define the next chapter in one of the most important bilateral relationships in the Americas.
The development of Latinos as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population will change the electoral landscape, but the extent of their impact depends on actions related to immigration and trade across the Americas.
Policymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.
The president should veto the congressional National Defense Authorization Act because it contains several harmful provisions but should insist that Congress retain several beneficial provisions.
A series of recent climate pledges from developing countries has demonstrated that the geopolitics of climate action is shifting in the lead-up to the Paris climate agreement.
The U.S. and Central American governments need to do more to combat the root causes behind child smuggling and violence in the Northern Triangle region.
Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.
The United States should provide legal representation for Central American child refugees, many of who have legitimate claims for relief. Doing so would be cost effective and reduce the backlog in immigration courts.
The president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.
The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.