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law prof emeritus, lawyer, writer.

ATCF delegation video

Why go on a delegation to the border to meet maquiladora workers?

Click here for an informational video. 

By |September 16th, 2018|Documentary Work|0 Comments

Suggested Reforms

DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 
Human Rights Watch 2018 Report highlights serious negative developments on human rights under the administration of Donald Trump:
“Trump 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 that will roll […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Resources on Immigration or Detention crises

Editorial Note:   There are 265 detention centers operating throughout the U.S.   There are 12 in Arizona, 24 in California, 7 in Illinois, 10 in Pennsylvania.  There are 36 in Texas.  The largest detention centers hold as many as 1100 persons.  Karnes family detention in Texas holds about 600.  CLICK here for “Detention By […]

By |September 13th, 2018|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

A student says Thank You for going on a delegation

 

Melissa went on a delegation with support from WOB.  The experiential learning of a delegation brings to life the impact of U.S. and Mexico trade agreements.

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Dear Women on the Border,

My name is Melissa Gamez-Herrera and I participated in the Austin Tan Cerca de La Frontera delegation to Piedras Negras, Allende and Nava, MX this past […]

By |September 5th, 2018|Documentary Work|0 Comments

pond-cummings, “All Eyez on Me…” (abstract)

Abstract: In 1971, President Richard Nixon named drug abuse as “public enemy number one” in the United States. Since that time, an explicit “War on Drugs” has dominated the political imagination of the United States. Since declaring a War on Drugs, domestic incarceration rates have exploded, particularly in the African-American and Latino populations. Politicians such […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Opening at the Bullock: Life and Death on the Border

Life and Death on the Border: 1910-1920

Exhibit at Bob Bullock Texas History Museum will open with a Symposium.

Thursday January 21, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

The Bullock is located at 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin.

The exhibit examines a pivotal period in Texas history. Rare artifacts, photographs, court documents, newspapers, and eyewitness accounts provide perspective on a little known […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

THE DIGNITY AND JUSTICE MAQUILA: A DREAM ON HOLD

The Dignity and Justice Maquiladora:
A Dream on Hold
**Dr. Judith Rosenberg, January 2012

 

One July morning in 2001, I was snooping around the offices of the Comité Fronterizo de Obreras/os in Piedras Negras. I was teaching English to the workers’ children and waiting for the class to arrive. In a small back room, which housed a […]

By |November 16th, 2015|ACTIVISM|0 Comments

ICE/DHS regulations for tours of detention facilities

Organizers must be prepared to interact with officials of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s rules for visitors.

Below are relevant documents:

ICE:DHS STAKEHOLDER PROCEDURES

ICE:DHS TOUR NOTIFICATION FLYER

ICE:DHS VISITOR CODE OF CONDUCT

 

By |August 28th, 2015|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Delegates’ Notes from the Journey of an Immigrant Delegation (Pearsall) May 16 2014

Delegates met face to face with about three detainees at one time.  ICE allowed a total of 90 minutes.  Over 85 persons had signed up to meet with the group.  To preserve anonymity and privacy detainees’ names are not identified.  A detainee’s name appears as an initial.  The first name in red is the name […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Immigration & Detention|13 Comments

SUMMARY REPORT FOR TOUR OF SO TEXAS DETENTION CENTER

SUMMARY NOTES OF VISIT TO PEARSALL FACILITY, MAY 16, 2014

(One component of a delegation experience entitled The Journey of an Immigrant, Co-produced for May 2014 by Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, Inc.  and Women on the Border, Inc.

Date of Tour:  May 16, 2014.

(The following information is based on the notes of Whitney Devin, […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments