Dear Democrats: We owe migrants more than “decriminalization”

U.S. policies have created the disasters from which they flee

A farmer in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico waits for a coyote to take him north. NAFTA caused a surge in rural migration as farmers were flooded with cheap US imports. (Photo: David Bacon dbacon@igc.org)

Author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, & the Battle for the Future of Food. Advisor with Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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