Beyond the headlines: family separations along the US Southern border

Over the last couple of weeks the harrowing images of family separations taking place along the US Mexico border have captured our attention span. We must be outraged by these developments and calls for the respect for due process, the protection of children and human rights and the end of immigration detention are rightly in place. This blog entry in Border Criminologies provides context over what led to the current situation in that part of the world and what scholars’ responses could be.