Who’s Making Money From The Border Crisis? Private Prisons

By Barbara Boland, Theamericanconservative.com -

The Trump administration’s decision to vastly increase the number of immigrants held in prisons has proven controversial. It’s also big business. The vast majority of people jailed by Immigration [...]

ICE Raids, Asylum Seekers And The Othering Of People Of Color

By Preeti Vissa Kristipati, Greenlining.org -

Like many of you, I’ve watched the reports and rumors of expected ICE raids, images of adults and children in U.S. concentration camps and the attacks on asylum seekers with horror. The [...]

The US Is Quietly Opening Shelters For Babies And Young Kids. One Has 12 Children And No Mothers

By Aura Bogado, Revealnews.org -

The federal government is quietly expanding its use of shelters to house infants, toddlers and other young asylum-seekers. One Phoenix facility housed 12 children ages 5 and under, Reveal has [...]

Dozens Arrested As Over 1,000 Jewish Activists And Allies Shut Down Entrances To ICE Headquarters Demanding Closure Of Trump Detention Camps

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

"It's not just symbolic—we're actually shutting down ICE," said one organizer. Over a thousand progressive Jewish activists and allies on Tuesday shut down the entrances to ICE headquarters in [...]

Trump’s Attack Against Immigrants Meets Resistance

By Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell, Resumen-english.org -

Nearly 800 events took place this weekend across the United States organized by grassroots organizations including religious sectors, community groups, students, labor and many individuals who [...]

As ICE Raids Begin, Advocates Remind Immigrants That ‘You Have Rights’

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"I can only imagine the fear our immigrant communities feel this morning." Long-feared ICE raids began quietly over the weekend as the agency moved slowly to lead off what's expected to be [...]

Jewish Youth Say “Never Again” As They Protest Trump’s Concentration Camps

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Inthesetimes.com   -

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY—Planes on their way to the airport fly low over a crowd of young protesters chanting “Racist ICE has got to go!” More than 100 Jewish and immigrant activists have gathered [...]

Call To Action: Close The Concentration Camps Now!

By Arun Gupta and Juan Carlos Ruiz, Progressive.org -

This week we wrote about the need to transform US immigration policy beginning with closing the immigrant detention camps in Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy. [...]

Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE’s ‘Psychological Violence’ And Steep Fines

By Tina Vasquez, Rewire.news -

Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can’t remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, [...]

Nationwide ‘Close The Camps’ Demonstrations Announced To Protest Horrific Conditions At Trump Detention Centers

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

As appalling details of the conditions at immigrant detention centers in the U.S. continue to pour in—with one doctor recently comparing them to "torture facilities"—a coalition of rights groups [...]

Thousands Of People Are Organizing A Huge, Nationwide Vigil At Detention Camps Across America.

By Annie Reneau, Upworthy.com -

When you hear one story, you may assume it's an anomaly. When you hear a few stories, you might think they're just rumors. But at this point, the number of reports from on-the-ground sources [...]

People Want To Donate Diapers And Toys To Children At Border Patrol Facilities In Texas. They’re Being Turned Away.

By Alex Samuels, Texastribune.org -

On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys. About $340 later, the group headed to a Border [...]

Wayfair Employees Plan Walkout To Oppose Furniture Sales To Migrant Detention Facilities

By Janelle Nanos, Bostonglobe.com -

Employees of the online housewares giant Wayfair announced Tuesday that they would stage a walkout at the company’s Back Bay headquarters on Wednesday to protest its decision to sell furniture to [...]

Chaos In The Courthouse As Border Arrests Surge

By Max Rivlin-Nadler, Theappeal.org -

It was just before 3 p.m. on a recent Tuesday and Magistrate Judge Barbara L. Major of the Southern District of California had been waiting all afternoon to arraign 37 people arrested for [...]

The ‘Gilets Noirs’: The Undocumented Migrant Movement In France

By Luke Butterly, Versobooks.com -

With France marking six months of ‘yellow vest’ rallies and civil unrest, a new movement is making itself heard. The Gilets Noirs, the largest collective of undocumented migrants in France, have [...]