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Monday, June 15th, 2015

New Hope for Identifying Migrant Bodies in South Texas

*Because of a lack of funding at the local level, the bodies of undocumented migrants have been buried without identification.  This left unanswered questions for their families and leaves advocates with no information to make public policy. The U.S. Congress has approved $2.3 million for relief to  cash-strapped border counties. VL By Teresa Mioli, Texas Observer

Monday, December 8th, 2014

New Study Finds Immigration Officers Ordering Unlawful Deportations

*Finding: ” … an astounding 83 percent of people deported in 2013 were removed without a hearing or a chance to see an immigration judge.” VL By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer More than two million people...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Beyond the border: Lawman’s burden

*”The way that some people die out here, nobody deserves to go through that.” – Daniel Walden, volunteer sheriff patrolling on his own time. VL A south Texas sheriff’s department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with...

Monday, August 18th, 2014

‘Hunting Humans’ Brings the Fringe to the Center

*So much to take in: “The press becomes complicit in ushering extreme ideas into the center when “hunting humans” is treated as acceptable behavior.” And this: “I’m reminded of the image of a group of Texas Rangers...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

This is our home

*The second of the four-part series “Beyond the Border” from a partnership between The Texas Observer and the Guardian. South Texas landowners are “caught between protecting their property and saving lives.” VL By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A Mother’s Search

*The second part of a series by The Texas Observer and The Guardian. It takes the headlines and drapes them over immigrants’ personal stories of loss and struggle. VL By Jen Reel, The Texas Observer Texas has...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

*This Californians for Population Stabilization video is not isolated, it’s part of an effort to use the environment as a wedge against undocumented immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform. A couple of right-edge scientists have a website called Science...

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Ayotte proposes tax hike on 4M poor Latino children

By Fernando Espuelas, The Hill Looks like Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is shining her Tea Party shoes to prepare for a possible shot at the 2016 GOP vice presidential nomination. What else would explain her explosive, morally dubious...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Thousands to gather in National Mall for massive immigration rally, march

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino There might be a shutdown in Washington, but it is not stopping a massive rally in the nation’s capital to ask Congress to pass immigration reform.  On Tuesday the Camino Americano: March for Dignity...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed

By Jeffrey S. Passel, D’Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Latino Decisions The sharp decline in the U.S. population of unauthorized immigrants that accompanied the 2007-2009 recession has bottomed out, and the number may be rising again. As of March 2012, 11.7...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Daily Caller Uses Mariachi Photo To Represent Undocumented Immigrants

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices The Daily Caller has got its own ideas about what undocumented immigrants look like. An article published by the conservative publication Monday used a photo of mariachis to symbolize undocumented immigrants....

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

On civil rights march anniversary, immigration reform takes center stage

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Almost fifty years after the March on Washington, a different kind of civil rights battle is taking center stage. As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?

By Eileen Patten and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center As Congress debates immigration reform, some political leaders and analysts have speculated that there will be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized...

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Arizona Mayors Share County On Mexican Border, But Not View On Immigration Reform

By Danielle Schlanger, Huffington Post Latino Voices Cochise County, Ariz., a rural swath of desert larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, shares an 82-mile border with Sonora, Mexico. Daniel Ortega, Jr., the Democratic mayor of Douglas, and Adriana Badal, the...

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