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Thursday, January 5th, 2017

America Beyond Detention: Even the birds and animals are free

*This is the first of a three-part series of reports that “examines alternatives to the nation’s burgeoning immigrant detention system. Part I explores the human and financial cost of detention. Part II explores residential shelters as a potential alternative to detention. Part III examines the promise and peril of ankle monitors, which the federal government

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Trump team seeks agency records on border barriers, surveillance

*In case there was still any doubt about how Trump plans to go about implementing his immigration policy, there was a clear hint early last month. His transition team has asked for documents to help prepare the...

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Obama has few options to protect young immigrants brought to US as children

*As far as I’m concerned, they buried the lead in the last paragraph: Obama can pardon the DREAMers, but it won’t do much good. VL By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press (3 minute read)  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Los Angeles Plans $10 Million Immigration Defense Fund

*It looks like we’re going to get an interesting start to 2017. VL December 19, 2016 Juliana Rose Pignataro  Displayed with permission from International Business Times Making good on a promise to push back against President-elect Donald...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Survey of Texans in Congress finds little support for full border wall

*See, the closer you get to the border the less that stupid wall makes sense. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (4 minute read)  WASHINGTON — Few, if any, Texans in Congress support building a wall...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Lives in Limbo

*From the article:  “How activism, art and architecture are bringing the shadowy immigrant detention system into clearer view.” VL By Michael Agresta, New America Media (16 minute read)  They hide in the liminal spaces of our cities, near...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Kamala Harris: California will ‘provide national leadership’ on immigration under Trump

*The Senator-elect from California says her state must be the voice of leadership on immigration in Washington. VL Hailey BransonPotts Los Angeles Times Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Feds Empty Family Detention Centers After Texas Judge’s Ruling

*This looks like it may be the end of family immigrant detention facilities. Vl By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read)  SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Federal immigration centers have begun releasing hundreds of families from detention after...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Grapple With Sudden Surge of Central American Migrants

*Migrants from Central America are fearful that Donald Trump will seal the border, so they’re coming in larger numbers to beat what they think is inevitable – and there isn’t enough room to detain them. VL By Gabe...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Practical Tips: How Undocumented Immigrants Can Prepare For A Trump Presidency

*The interesting thing about this article, and others like it, is that three weeks ago we’d never guess that such lists would be needed. VL By Erin N. Marcus, New America Media (6 minute read) MIAMI- Donald J....

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program

*This is good news for DREAMers, from a senior GOP Senator nonetheless. He says he has the votes in congress to protect them. VL By Jordain Carney, The Hill (1.5 minute read) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday said...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Supreme Court will decide whether immigrants can be locked up indefinitely

*This is happening today. VL By Keegan Hamilton, VICE News (8 minute read) On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a class-action lawsuit over immigrant detention, the jail system where people facing deportation for everything...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

‘Door of Hope’ Event Opens Wall That Splits Families

*Do yourself a favor, read the entire article. It’s a good read. VL By Bianca Quilantan, New America Media (7 minute read) Laura Avila and her daughter Laura Vera Martinez waited nervously on the United States side of...

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

No crayons? Immigration bans attorneys from bringing colors to asylum seeking kids

*This is just wrong. How do you not let kids have crayons? VL By Brett Barrouquere, Houston Chronicle (1.5 minute read) Attorneys visiting clients at south Texas immigration detention center can bring many things with them. Legal briefs, notebooks,...

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