Monthly Archives: July 2019

4,000 Children separated from families by ICE?

A major news network reported in July 2019 that well over 4,000 migrant children could be held indefinitely in government custody. Read the story here.

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Congressional Study of Trump’s Child Separations Policy (2019)

Congressional Oversight and Reform Committee Critically Examines Trump Administration’s Child Separation Policies (2019)   From the Executive Summary: On February 26, 2019, the Committee on Oversight and Reform voted on a bipartisan basis to authorize subpoenas to compel the Trump … Continue reading

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Family/child separation policy under Trump

IMMIGRATION ABC’s Family Separation The number of children separated from their parents at the border increased sharply after the Zero Tolerance policy went into effect between April and June of 2018.  Children were taken into the custody of the Office … Continue reading

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Immigration Detention

IMMIGRATION ABCs  Immigrant Detention Immigrant detention has greatly expanded since 2014.  A surge in unaccompanied minors during the Obama administration led to a policy of using detention, including family detention, as a way to deter people from coming to the … Continue reading

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Asylum Seeker

IMMIGRATION ABCs Asylum Seeker Asylum seekers come to the US fleeing danger in their home countries.  In recent years, most people seeking asylum in the US have come from the Northern Triangle of Central America, which includes Honduras, El Salvador, … Continue reading

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Why So Many Migrants from Central America?

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY MIGRANTS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA? Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras rank high in problems of systemic violence that has produced massive instability and pressure on thousands of citizens to leave home. Migrants report either having been … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS A REFUGEE

Know Your Rights as a Refugee (ENGLISH) (pdf) Asylum and the Rights of Refugees (IJRC)

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Jessica Chapin joins WOB Board of Directors (2019)

 Jess Chapin has a long history of academic research and activism around the struggles of women, immigrants and gender minorities on the U.S.-Mexico border and within in the U.S.  Her doctoral work in cultural anthropology addressed issues of gender and border … Continue reading

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HRW REPORT ON DONALD TRUMP

HRW (2018) REPORT ON DONALD J. TRUMP:     “[H]e has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies. His administration has embraced policies … Continue reading

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