Armed Militia Detaining Asylum Seekers At Gunpoint Along US-Mexico Border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Niles NIemuth, Wsws.org -

Armed right-wing militias have been systematically detaining asylum-seekers at gunpoint along the US-Mexico border in operations that are apparently coordinated with the federal Customs and [...]

Indigenous Activists Set Up Protest Camp At South Texas Cemetery To Stop Trump’s Wall

By Gus Bova, Texasobserver.org -

The 154-year-old Eli Jackson Cemetery sits about a mile from the Rio Grande, south of the Hidalgo County town of San Juan. Encompassing about a quarter-acre, it hosts the remains of some 150 [...]

‘We Are Running Concentration Camps’: Images From El Paso Stir Outrage Over Migrant Treatment

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

Hundreds of migrants are being held by border agents in a fenced in encampment under a bridge in El Paso, leading to anger and accusations that the American government is holding people in [...]

Federal Agents Can Search Your Phone At The US Border — Here’s How To Protect Your Personal Information

By Rebecca Harrington, Businessinsider.com -

When you're entering the United States, federal agents have broad authority to search citizens and visitors alike — but a new lawsuit filed Wednesday is trying to change that. The lawsuit, filed [...]

Stage Set Long Ago For Encounter At Colombia-Venezuela Border

W.T. Whitney Jr., Peoplesworld.org -

On February 23, the U.S. and Colombian governments joined in trying to push humanitarian supplies from the Colombian border city Cúcuta into Venezuela. They were using humanitarian aid as a [...]

Federal Government Drops Charges Against Four No More Deaths Volunteers, One Still Faces Trial

By Staff, Forms.nomoredeaths.org -

TUCSON: On Thursday federal prosecutors dropped criminal charges against four humanitarian aid volunteers.  The charges came down as a result of the volunteers’ search for migrants missing in the [...]

Venezuela: Communication Minister Shows Truth Of Border Violence

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

On Sunday, Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez revealed the truth of the violence on the Simon Bolivar-Venezuela border bridge. His revelations show the [...]

Progressives Should Support Open Borders — With No Apology

By Khury Petersen-Smith, Fpif.org -

When President Donald Trump claimed in his State of the Union Address that “wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders, while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards,” it [...]

President Maduro Shuts Venezuela’s Border With Brazil

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the closure of Venezuela's border with Brazil adding that his government was evaluating the total shutdown of the country's border with [...]

Trump’s Wall & National Emergency Declaration Coming

By Jack Rasmus, Zcomm.org -

Just leaked today that Senator McConnell, Trump’s echo, has indicated that Trump will declare a national emergency today, even as he signs a compromise bill with Pelosi and the Dems to fully fund [...]

Journalists, Lawyers, And Activists Working On The Border Face Coordinated Harassment From U.S. And Mexican Authorities

By Ryan Devereaux, Theintercept.com -

FOUR PHOTOJOURNALISTS GATHERED on the southern side of the U.S.-Mexico border wall shortly after Christmas in Tijuana. They were there to document the arrival of the migrant caravans from Central [...]

Nogales City Council Calls On Feds To Remove All Border Razor Wire In The Arizona City

By Staff, Tucson.com -

NOGALES, Ariz. — Officials in this Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through [...]

Mexican Workers Are Engaging In Wildcat Strikes At The Border

By Kent Paterson, Inthesetimes.com -

Catalyzed by the Mexican government’s minimum wage hike in the northern border zone, wildcat protests in Mexico’s assembly-for-export industry, or maquiladoras, greeted the first weeks of the [...]

GAO: Climate Change Is A Critical Cause Of Migration

By Neela Banerjee, Insideclimatenews.org -

As the movement of refugees strains countries worldwide and becomes fuel for political clashes in the United States, the Trump administration has eliminated guidelines that the government once [...]

Four Women Found Guilty After Leaving Food And Water In Desert For Migrants

By Staff, Apnews.com -

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. U.S. [...]