Human Rights & Social Justice

A view of three men walking near the border fence.

What Drives People to Emigrate?

A research team at the University of Arizona is using a novel way to investigate the driving forces behind Central America emigration through Mexico and into the United States: natural language processing and machine learning.

Migrants crossing the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border

How Covid-19 Has Impacted the Asylum Crisis

On the heels of 2019's supplementary agreement that ended in the asylum crisis being outsourced to Mexico, hearings were pushed back due to coronavirus. UA researchers weigh in on the ramifications. 

A group of Central American migrants walking along a train track.

The Waiting Game: How America’s New Limits on Refugees Are Affecting Migration

UArizona researchers explore how new policies for asylum seekers are straining relations between the United States and Mexico.

Migrants building shelters made of trash in a canal near the border line between the U.S. and Mexico.

In Search of Solutions: Protecting Human Rights through Research

Researchers on both sides of the border are committed to conducting data-based social science research to safeguard human rights and human security. A new binational Consortium could help.

A doctor applying a bandage to a young girl’s arm.

Serving the Underserved on the U.S.-Mexico Border

A range of projects and initiatives bring healthcare offerings to communities that traditionally lack options. For many Mexican citizens living in Arizona, it's proving to be lifesaving.

A still from Alfonso Cuarón's film, Roma, featuring two of the characters laying on a slab of concrete.

Discovering Mexico City Through Film

Set in Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón's Roma raises important questions about class, race and the aspirations of a developing nation. Discover a catalogue of other films that have showcased life in the capital.