HOPE’s participatory and community-based research hub from a borderlands perspective.
HOPE spoke to dozens of people on the move in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and posed the question: “What led you to leave your home?” The answers revealed a confluence of natural and human-made disasters, economic structures that impoverish and state failure to protect people experiencing both generalized and gender-based violence.
More Border Observatory
Learn more about the ways migrants and refugees deal with trauma and a broken immigration system to build resilience, strength and find meaning in the midst of suffering.
Situation Report: Remain in Mexico (2020)
Remain in Mexico represents a new level of assault on migrants, our binational communities and our country’s commitment to asylum. But it is also a piece with the long legacy of racism at the border and a national history of immigrant scapegoating.
Hope and Resistance at the Border (2019)
In the last year we’ve witnessed a cruel strategy to break migrants and our border community - zero tolerance, family separation and now Remain Mexico. This a moment for decision. It’s now up to us to define the next chapter for our Paso del Norte community and work together for justice at the US-Mexico border.
US Immigration Court Observation Manual
HOPE’s Immigration Court Watch Network is designed to help groups launch and sustain immigration court observation programs in targeted communities across the country. The program is a strong fit for advocates, organizers, university groups and faith communities committed to fight for justice.