The Definition of 'Refugee' Is Out of Date. And It's Leaving People Behind.
The international idea of who counts as a refugee is over half a century old. But today the lines between "refugee," "migrant," and "illegal border crosser" have all begun to blur.
As the Migrant Caravan Moves North, Dangers Remain Close at Hand
Earlier this month, two trucks from the caravan disappeared in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.
Viewfinder: Looking Through the Border in California
Honduran caravan members look through the fence at the United States–Mexico border wall at Friendship Park in San Ysidro, California, on November 18th, 2018.
The Caravan of Honduran Migrants Reveals the Failures of Deterrent Immigration Policy
The policy doesn't work when migrants are fleeing for their lives.
The White House's Decision to Terminate Hondurans' Temporary Protected Status May Aid Lawsuits Against Its Immigration Policy
Lawsuits challenging earlier TPS cancelations charge the Trump administration was guided not by calculations over the nations' safety, but by racism.
Trash Islands Are Still Taking Over the Oceans at an Alarming Rate
With more than 90 percent of the world's plastic going unrecycled, garbage patches the size of Mexico are cropping up around the world. Can they ever be cleaned up?
The Week in Photos: From an Eruption in Bali to an Election in Honduras
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Viewfinder: Students Clash With the Honduran Riot Police
Students of the National Autonomous University of Honduras clash with riot police during a demonstration on July 25th, 2017.