Dr. Dan Cook editorializes on childhood studies and the Mexico-US migration “crisis”

The mire of its own construction? Childhood studies and the “crisis” at the Mexico-U.S. border 

by Dr. Dan Cook

The “zero tolerance” policy of the US President Donald Trump Administration forcefully separated children from parents/guardians as they attempted to enter the United States at the Mexico border beginning in the spring of 2018. It was a policy executed upon migrant children and caretakers who came to the border seeking to apply for asylum status as they fled violence—often, the gendered violence of domestic abuse—and repression in their home countries, many arriving from Central America. Some U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers told terrified parents and children that they would never see each other again as they took the children to “holding facilities.” Many parents, thinking they had no choice, were….(continue reading article here