A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis

Those seeking asylum today inherited a series of crises that drove them to the border

The 1823 Monroe Doctrine set the stage for U.S. intervention throughout Latin America. Photo by Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty
Anti-war marchers at Copley Square on their way to Boston Common to protest U.S. military involvement in El Salvador, on March 21, 1981. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty

El Salvador

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Honduran soldiers operate a mortar for members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during a joint exercise, March 1988. (Photo: Department of Defense, NARA)

Honduras

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A present-day Guatemala City mural memorializes deposed President Jacobo Árbenz and his historic land reforms. Credit: Soman via Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.5

Guatemala

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Writing on Asian America, racial capitalism, and empire's amnesia. PhD student in American Studies. Twitter: @tsengputterman. More at marktsengputterman.com.

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