Author Archives: ELVIA

About ELVIA

Writer, attorney, Lawprof Emerita from Northern Illinois University.

U.S. Trade policy and Immigration: Connecting the Dots

COMMENTARY The border, migrant laborers, the maquiladoras and now ICE jails and deportation. Why hasn’t the discourse on immigration reform ever taken into account how NAFTA produced waves of migration to the U.S.?  Or how CAFTA created maquiladora jobs but … Continue reading

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A history lesson on how the paper wall is better than the border wall he wants to build.

Donald Trump has managed to get his border wall argues journalist for the Los Angeles Times Rachel Morris in her article entitled “Trump Got His Border Wall After All.” Morris’ article provides an in-depth look at the U.S. attitudes towards … Continue reading

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Delegate reflection, Priscilla L.

PRISCILLA LUERA  (October Delegation, 2016) “We just got back from our 62nd delegation to Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuña in Mexico! I would like to personally thank you for making this life-changing experience possible. It was an amazing trip where … Continue reading

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Delegate reflection, Cristina G.

FALL 2016 Women on the Border provided scholarships to two persons so that they could cross the border on a delegation produced by our allies in Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera in collaboration with the activists workers of Comité … Continue reading

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Delegate reflection, Leticia A.

S P R I N G 2017 May Delegation Reflection Essay “Delegation to Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuña: NAFTA and maquiladora workers” by Lissette Almanza I left Austin on May 26, 2017, with empty hands (manos vacias) to go on … Continue reading

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Poem: (Second) Request for ICE to Return Book

We only discussed Gabriel García Marquez
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WOMEN AND FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL (2019)

Why Buy Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a global movement that puts people and planet first by ensuring fair practices and living wages for workers, producers and sellers of all consumer goods.   For women in the global economy, fair trade assures … Continue reading

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ANNUAL POSADA ESPERANZA CHRISTMAS PROJECT

This is a donation opportunity intended to for getting Christmas toys and clothing or household items to migrant families at a shelter for women and children in Austin and operated by CASA MARIANELLA.  FINANCIAL DONATIONS  – Send a check or … Continue reading

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SUPREME COURT SHARPLY RESTRICTS ASYLUM ELIGIBILITY

September 12, 2019 The new rule allows DHS officials to reject asylum requests from migrants who travelled through, but did not seek asylum in, a third country prior to arriving at the U.S. border.  This rule effectively bars migrants from … Continue reading

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APPEAL FOR SUPPLIES TO HELP ASYLUM SEEKER FAMILIES

UPDATE ON AUGUST 27, 2019 — REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FOR ASYLUM-SEEKING REFUGEE FAMILIES RIGHT HERE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS Thanks everyone for ideas and help. This is what several asylum-seeking refugee families need right now. 1. Beds: preferably 2 doubles, 2 … Continue reading

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