Know Your Rights – Don’t Talk To Cops At The Airport

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

“Have you ever been arrested for a crime?”  I wasn’t surprised that was the first question.  I’ve said consistently over the past eight years that I wear my conviction for blowing the whistle on [...]

US Citizen Detained, Interrogated By DHS About Anti-War Movement For Venezuela Solidarity

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone -

A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and [...]

We Can’t Obtain Immigration Justice In A World Of Borders And Nations

By Rebecca Centeno, Truthout.org -

We can’t reckon with the extreme inequalities and inherent injustices of immigration policy without an analysis of how borders, the state and capitalism function to create them. Current liberal [...]

Letting Our Values Out Of Their Cage

By Robert C. Koehler, Commonwonders.com -

My God, they put Jesus and his parents in cages, as though that’s what U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents would do — you know, keep the spirit of love and compassion from entering the United [...]

On This Day Of Thanks And Mourning, A Call To Demilitarize The US Border

By Tara Tabassi and Mariam Iskajyan, Commondreams.org -

One year ago this week, as families across the country were preparing to sit down together for a Thanksgiving (or Day of Mourning) meal, families at the U.S.-Mexico border were facing a [...]

Not Guilty: Jurors Acquit Border Aid Volunteer Scott Warren On Harboring Charges

By Henry Brean, Tucson.com -

Federal court jurors in Tucson drew a line between harboring and help on Wednesday, when they acquitted border aid worker Scott Warren on felony charges for the assistance he gave to two Central [...]

Spending On US Border Enforcement Now A Staggering $24 Billion Annually

By Vicki B. Gaubeca, Todd Miller and Dan Millis, Truthout.org -

The southern border region is a place of hope and opportunity, where more than 15 million people live in peace and harmony with our southern neighbors, and work hard to provide for our families, [...]

Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches Of Travelers’ Phones And Laptops Unconstitutional

By Staff, Eff.org -

BOSTON—In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and [...]

Navigating The Dilemmas Of Unarmed Accompaniment On The US-Mexico Border

By Alison Wood, Wagingnonviolence.org -

International accompaniers must work to undo the power dynamics they rely on to increase the safety of their local partners and learn when to say "no." There is only one migrant shelter in Agua [...]

Criminal Misconduct By US Border Officers Has Reached A 5-Year High

By Justin Rohrlich, Qz.com -

Criminal misconduct by US border officers has reached a five-year high, according to an internal US government report obtained exclusively by Quartz. The offenses range from fraud to capital [...]

Tracking Journalist Stoppages At The US Border

By Kirsten McCudden, Cjr.org -

EARLIER THIS MONTH, Ben Watson, a news editor for Defense One, an Atlantic Media site, found himself the subject of an uncomfortable interview. He was held up at passport control in Dulles [...]

The Trump Administration Will Start Sending Most Immigrant Families Arrested At The Border Back To Mexico

By Nicole Narea, Vox.com -

DHS says it marks the end of “catch and release.” Starting next week, the Trump administration will begin sending most immigrant families arrested along the southern border back to Mexico to [...]

The US Has “Disappeared” More Than 42,000 Migrants. Where’s the Outrage?

By David L. Wilson, Truthout.org -

The most successful of Trump’s anti-immigrant measures up until now — and possibly the most vicious — hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves. In operation since late January, Migrant [...]

More Than A Wall

By Todd Miller, Tni.org -

This report examines the role of the world’s largest arms (as well as a  number of other security and IT) firms in shaping and profiting from the militarization of US borders. Through their [...]

Document Reveals The FBI Is Tracking Border Protest Groups As Extremist Organizations

By Jana Winter and Hunter Walker, Yahoo.com -

The FBI has gathered intelligence from people with “direct access” to the organizations and is monitoring their social media, according to the document,  called an “external intelligence note,” [...]

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