With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”
Nearly 15,000 unaccompanied minors currently are detained in the U.S.; they’re held in places ranging from tent cities to trailers and shelters, some of which have a history of mistreatment, including forced drugging, sexual assault and physical abuse.
It turns out that Oscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria were just two of dozens who’ve died in the Rio Grande this year. In this spirit, here’s Willie Nelson’s new song celebrating immigrants.
Two days after he read this poem at a TRUTH Act forum in Bakersfield, California, ICE arrested Jose Bello.
Betty Rendón was arrested along with her husband; her daughter, who is a DACA recipient; and a cousin who was staying with the family. The arrest was clearly a retaliation by ICE against the congregation which has been actively supporting undocumented workers.
Miranda Cady Hallett, Theo J. Majka: The benefits that places like Dayton, Ohio, reap by welcoming immigrants
There are practical reasons for cities like Dayton to encourage immigrants to stay, be part of the community and put down roots.
Trump framed the proposal as a threat—but several politicians and rights advocates replied that immigrants would be welcome in those communities.
if we forget these freedoms
let our tongues and lips wither
let our lyrics turn to twitter rants
Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.
Chiapas, ten years old. Morning hummingbirds, rainforest canopy. Where monarchs land on my arm, & don’t fly away. Adobe house on a hill. Three rooms, no doors. Where two holes in … Continue reading →
Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind?
Amidst our grim, slow slide into a police state where almost no one is safe comes a new report showing ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants at courthouses in New York state have … Continue reading →
Jodie Evans: What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan Delivering Support to Asylum Seekers on the U.S. Border
From the individual stories, we saw the systems of oppression and the effects of the war economy and wondered what kind of world we live in that we treat other human beings this way.
The Long Simmering Tensions That Led to the Border Shutdown: Understanding the desperation of the people who are fleeing violence and corruption in Central America is an essential part of … Continue reading →