Victory! Fourth Circuit Rules That Border Officials Can’t Subject Electronic Devices To Suspicionless Forensic Searches

By Staff, -

Back in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in Riley v California, holding that border guards do not have unlimited authority to search our personal electronic devices when we cross the border, [...]

“We’re Gonna Take Everyone” — Border Patrol Targets Prominent Humanitarian Group As Criminal Organization

By Ryan Devereaux, -

FROM THE MOMENT Scott Warren was arrested by Border Patrol agents on a remote property just north of the Mexican border, in January this year, there were questions. The 35-year-old college [...]

Fatal Encounters: 97 Deaths Point To Pattern Of Border Agent Violence Across America

By Sarah Macaraeg, -

In the last 15 years, agents with Customs and Border Protection have used deadly force in states up to 160 miles from the border, from Maine to California. For six long years the family of Jose [...]

Border Militarism: An Old Failed Policy, Tried Again

By Todd Miller, -

At first, I thought I had inadvertently entered an active war zone. I was on a lonely two-lane road in southern New Mexico heading for El Paso, Texas. Off to the side of the road, hardly [...]

The Long, Brutal History Of Militarization At The US-Mexico Border

By Rachel Ida Buff, -

The recent announcement of intent to deploy US National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border is part of an ongoing theater of cruelty which summons xenophobic ideas of national security and [...]

People Of Colombia & Venezuela Unite On Border Opposing Hostilities

By Katrina Kozarek, -

Barquisimeto, March 8 2018 ( On the first and second of March, social movements and human rights organizations from Colombia and Venezuela came together in the border cities [...]

A Treacherous Crossing

By Kathy Kelly, -

On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and then, while at sea, [...]

The Consequences Of Chase & Scatter In The Wilderness

By Staff, -

The death of José Cesario is not an aberration. Our report finds that the US Border Patrol routinely chases people, causing them to scatter, and directly contributing to their disappearance [...]

Flexible Borders, Your Rights & Drones And Public Broadband

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

This week on Act Out! we're talking borders and barriers. First up, did you know that the U.S constitution has a different border zone than the official border map of the U.S.? And what does that [...]

Utilizing Indigenous Thought To Cope In The Age Of Trump

By Four Arrows, -

By Four Arrows for Truthout - November 9, 2016, was a typical North Dakota wintry day and the cold wind bit into me. Unlike the group of fellow Veterans for Peace I was with, who had come from [...]

Israeli Arms Maker Picked To Build Prototype Of Trump’s Border Wall

By Ali Abunimah, -

By Ali Abunimah for The Electronic Antifada - An Israeli arms maker has been picked by the US Department of Homeland Security to build a prototype of the wall President Donald Trump has vowed to [...]

School Of Americas Watch Border Encuentro Coming Up

By Katherine Henao, -

By Katherine Henao for School of Americas Watch. If you’re an immigrant like me, you know how hard it is to be the constant scapegoat of the United States – that those of us who come to these [...]

Stop The Border Surveillance Bill

By Adam Schwartz, -

By Adam Schwartz for EFF - EFF opposes a new federal bill that would dramatically expand dragnet biometric and other surveillance of U.S. citizens and immigrants alike at and near the U.S. [...]

California To Sue Trump Administration Over U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

By Patrick McGreevy and Jazmine Ulloa, -

By Patrick McGreevy and Jazmine Ulloa for Los Angeles Times - California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra plans to announce a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the state that will challenge President [...]

Poignant New Artwork Shows Little Boy Peering Over U.S.-Mexico Border

By Lee Moran, -

By Lee Moran for The Huffington Post - “Is this boy looking over the border worried that if things get crazier on the other side, people will massively cross the border in his direction?” A [...]

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