Ramón Grosfoguel
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Nelson Maldonado-Torres
University of California, Berkeley, USA


This article analyzes the marches in which multitudes of immigrants participated in the United States during March, April and May of 2006. These marches were the largest in the history of the United States, with the participation of millions of people, mostly Latinos in more than 100 North American cities. The article conducts an analysis of the virtues and limits of these marches in relation to the fight for the decolonialization of the United States Empire in the 21st century. It proposes a decolonial theory to analyze international migrations towards the first world from a perspective of the coloniality of power.

Keywords: migration, coloniality of power, colonial subjects, neo-apartheid, colonial immigrants, decolonialization of the empire