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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Immigrant Youth Launch Walk To Stay Home From New York To D.C.

By Staff, Theseedproject.us -

NEW YORK, NY -- On Thursday, February 15th 11 undocumented youth and allies began The Walk to Stay Home, a 15-day walk from New York City’s Battery Park to Washington D.C.’s Martin Luther King [...]

This Is Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

This January, nine members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths went to court for aiding immigrants who had crossed one of the most unforgiving and treacherous parts of the U.S./Mexico [...]

New York Teamsters Become A Sanctuary Union

By Ana Campoy, Qz.com -

Donald Trump is selling his proposal to dramatically cut immigration to the US as a necessary protection for the blue-collar workers of the US. Fewer immigrants would mean higher wages for [...]

Dreamers’ Struggle For Justice Continues

By Elise Foley, Huffingtonpost.com -

WASHINGTON — Last September, Karla Aguirre left her family and her South Carolina hometown and boarded a flight to Washington, D.C., to fight for her right to remain in the United States. It was [...]

DACA Protests Erupt After Schumer Announces Budget Deal

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Arrests followed the mass demonstrations that kicked off after the top Senate Democrat celebrated a spending deal with Mitch McConnell As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) proudly [...]

“Show Me Your Papers!” Roundups, Checkpoints & National ID Card

By John W. Whitehead, Counterpunch.org -

No one gets spared the anguish, fear and heartache of living under the shadow of an authoritarian police state. That’s the message being broadcast 24/7 to the citizens and residents of the [...]