North America


Inside San Diego’s Otay Mesa detention centre

by Diego Acosta Although much of my research focuses on legal aspects of undocumented migration, I’d never visited a detention centre for irregular migrants. So when the opportunity arose in May this year to see inside the Otay Mesa detention facility near San Diego (where a Russian citizen had died just days before), I couldn’t […]

Si Se Puede? Civil society in US migration governance

by Michaela Bruckmayer The phrase ¡Si Se Puede! (commonly translated from Spanish as Yes, it can be done! or Yes, we can!) has been the slogan for Latino related movements in the United States for many years. It has now recently been chanted by the more than 1000 protesters in front of the US Supreme Court on 18 […]