Tag: us mexico border

The Trump Administration Dumped Thousands of Migrants — Including Kids — on the Streets with No Support

Hundreds of thousands of migrants — including families with very young children — were released into cities across the Southwest with little to no resources after the Trump administration ended a longstanding policy last fall, according to a new report from UC San Diego. Previously, under the Safe Release policy, the Department of Homeland Security […]

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9 US-Mexican citizens killed in attack near US-Mexico border, family member says

Members of a Mormon community were attacked while traveling near the US-Mexico border, authorities said Tuesday. Nine family members — all with dual US-Mexican citizenship — were killed, a relative of the victims said. Preliminary information indicates three vehicles traveling between the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua in the region of Sierra Madre Occidental were attacked […]

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ICE Said to Have Shut Down an Immigrant Hotline After Orange Is the New Black Featured It in an Episode

Protesters march to offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 13, 2019, to call for an end to criminalization, detention and deportation of migrants. Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty) In what seems to be a case of life imitating art, Donald Trump style, immigration advocates charge the Trump administration deactivated a lawyer hotline […]

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Supremes Give Trump Green Light to Use Military Funds to Build His Precious Wall

A border fence is seen near the Rio Grande which marks the boundary between Mexico and the U.S. in Eagle Pass, Texas. on February 09, 2019 in Eagle Pass, Texas. Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty) By a 5-4 vote Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump can co-opt funds meant for the military […]

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DHS Officials Say Massive Deportation Raids Will Start This Weekend; More than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants, Including Families, Targeted

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers prepare for morning raids to arrest undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in New York City.Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) Department of Homeland Security officials have told the New York Times that mass arrests of undocumented immigrants will hit at least 10 U.S. cities on Sunday. The Donald Trump-sanctioned […]

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15-Year-Old Girl Says a Border Patrol Agent Sexually Assaulted Her at an Arizona Camp

Yvonne Nieves of El Paso, Texas demonstrates in front of the U.S. Border Patrol facility where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry on June 27, 2019 in Clint, Texas. Photo: Mario Tama (Getty) A 15-year-old migrant girl says a border agent sexually assaulted her during what was supposed to be […]

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Haitians and Africans Are Increasingly Among Those Stranded Along US-Mexico Border by Trump Immigration Policies

In this photo from September 2016, Haitian refugees, many of them deportees from the United States, await breakfast at an immigrant center in Tijuana, Mexico. Donald Trump’s current immigration policy limiting the number of people allowed to make asylum applications makes images like these current as thousands of immigrants, including those from Haiti and countries throughout […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kellyanne Conway Trade Barbs Over Conditions at Southern Border

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), appearing next to Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), addresses the media after touring a border patrol facility housing children on July 1, 2019 in Clint, Texas. Photo: Christ Chavez (Getty) After what by all accounts was a harrowing visit to immigrant detention facilities, the last thing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez probably had time […]

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‘This Is About the Preservation of Our Humanity’: Democrats Speak Out About Vile Conditions, Racist Rhetoric at Border Facilities

Photo: Christ Chavez (Getty Images) Democrats visiting three detention facilities in Texas on Monday had to raise their voices—despite having microphones—to be heard over the shouts and heckling of pro-Donald Trump, anti-immigrant groups. “Keep yelling. This is very appropriate. Vile rhetoric for vile actions. Hateful rhetoric for hateful behavior. Racist words and venom for racist […]

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Melania Trump and the Hypocrisy of White American Motherhood

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Over the last few years, much of the conversation around Melania Trump has hinged on her foreignness—both in the literal sense, and in the ways she breaks from White House traditions: She’s a former lingerie model, the first first lady in more than two centuries to be born outside of […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws GOP Wrath After Slamming Immigrant Detention Centers as Modern-Day ‘Concentration Camps’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a House committee meeting June 12, 2019 Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling out the dire situation for immigrants being held at the United States’ southern border in federal detention centers as being akin to the concentration camps of the Holocaust — and she doesn’t care who may […]

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