Border residents and communities across the country are participating in a National Day of Action Against Border Militarization on Wednesday, July 17. Residents and community organizations in 10 cities will protest the “border surge” component proposed in the bi-partisan Senate's Corker-Hoeven amendment and other legislation being proposed in the House of Representatives. The Border Network for Human Rights, Presente.org, Detention Watch Network, and the Southern Borders Communities Coalition, among others, are leading the effort.
Billie Greenwood's insight:
Saying "No!" to creation of the most militarized border since Communist Germany.
Lack of immigration fix leaves crops rotting in California fields Santa Rosa Press Democrat California growers need a more reliable source of labor — one they believe would come from immigration reform.
A blog dedicated to advancing constructive dialogue on immigration. (RT @ImmPolicyCenter: In criminal courts, defendants must be provided with attorneys; in #immigration court, this is not always the case.
On January 8, 2013 - in the midst of historic cold temperatures - a Border Patrol agent removes blankets from a trail used by migrants near the town of Arivaca, Arizona. More than 178 people died while crossing the Arizona desert in Fiscal Year 2012.
Tampabay.com Mexican drug war one of the deadliest episodes in Americas Tampabay.com With at least an additional 70,000 deaths tied to drug violence, the numbers point to a brutal episode that ranks among Latin America's deadliest in decades.
This afternoon, the federal government updated its guidance page for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) page. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Obama Administration has now confirmed that recipients of deferred action are authorized to be in the United States. They are now, therefore considered to be “lawfully present” under federal immigration laws. This counteracts the arguments from those opposed to allowing them to receive drivers licenses.