Haitijuana: Haitian Migrants and the “Anti-Black Wall” at the Mexico-US Border

The Promise Institute Research Affiliate’s Amanda Pinheiro and Promise Institute Racial Justice Policy Counsel’s S. Priya Morley met to discuss Pinheiro’s research on the situation of Haitian migrants at the Mexico-US border. 

Pinheiro is a UC Santa Barbara Global Studies doctoral student specializing in Black Studies and Demography. She previously worked as a reporter denouncing cases of corruption and reporting on the economic and social costs of the drug cartels while scrutinizing Rio De Janeiro’s policymaking system. 

Pinheiro’s multi-country ethnographic research examines the rise of migration regimes within the Americas, racialized policies, and the emergence of “Haitijuana” — the first Haitian diasporic community of Mexico.