Mass ICE Raids Leave A Trail Of Misery And Broken Communities

By Alice Speri, Theintercept.com -

A MONTH AFTER dozens of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded a meatpacking plant in Morristown, Tennessee, and detained 97 men and women who worked there, the tight-knit [...]

Survivor-Centered Tribunals Find ICE Guilty Of Abuses, Push For Agency’s Abolition

By Candice Bernd, Truthout.org -

On a sunny Saturday afternoon outside the T. Don Hutto immigrant detention jail in Taylor, Texas, Laura Monterrosa, dressed in a judicial robe, turned toward an individual standing in for the [...]

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

By Ryan Devereaux, Theintercept.com -

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, Theguardian.com -

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, Tomdispatch.com -

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 [...]

A Year Later, Fewer Deportations In Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies

By Michael J. Dax, Yesmagazine.org -

A year after the Santa Fe City Council adopted in February 2017 a resolution strengthening its welcoming and non-discrimination policies toward immigrants, the federal government launched a [...]

#ICEOnTrial: Advocates Rally To Hold Federal Agency Accountable For Systemic Abuses

By Tina Vasquez, Rewire.news -

As the #AbolishICE movement gains steam, immigrant rights organizations are coordinating a series of “people’s tribunals” to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) accountable [...]

Woman Who Alleged Assault By Guard Finally Released From Detention

By Tina Vasquez, Rewire.news -

A Salvadoran woman who came forward four months ago with allegations of sexual assault by a guard has been released from the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, where her abuser [...]

ICE Spokesman Resigns After Refusing To Spread “Misleading Facts” That Labeled Undocumented Immigrants As “Dangerous Criminals”

By Rachel Janik, Splcenter.org -

James Schwab, formerly the spokesman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s San Francisco Division, resigned after objecting to statements from ICE and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions [...]

Cities With Most Immigration Raids In Fiscal Year 2017

By Liz Posner, AlterNet.org -

Raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have increased drastically since Donald Trump moved into the White House. Across the country, 2017 saw 30 percent more ICE arrests [...]

People Of Colombia & Venezuela Unite On Border Opposing Hostilities

By Katrina Kozarek, Venezuelanalysis.com -

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

Activists Storm Washington, Demanding Protection For All Immigrants

By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout.org -

On March 6, a Maryland District Judge rejected a challenge to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving the administration a [...]

The Robot, Unemployment, And Immigrants

By Roberto Savio, Transform-network.net -

Going out, you swipe the card, which goes to your bank account or to a credit card, and that it is. No ques, no cashiers, fast and easy. The first shop, in Seattle, has a roaring success. Nobody [...]

Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids

By Antonia Blumberg, Huffingtonpost.com -

SAN FRANCISCO ― Hundreds of activists gathered on Wednesday outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here to protest the arrests of more than 150 undocumented immigrants in [...]

More Than 200 Protest Deportations At Gary Airport Under Eye Of Armed SWAT Officers

By Meredith Colias-Pete, Chicagotribune.com -

For Richard Aguirre, protesting the deportations of people who have entered the country without permission from the Gary/Chicago International Airport was a natural extension of his work that [...]