About wpadmin

ExDirector of Women on the Border is a writer, professor, researcher, lawyer.

THE COST OF DETAINING IMMIGRANTS

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IS DETENTION OF IMMIGRANTS WISE PUBLIC POLICY?
A Critique
 

Photograph taken outside of the Etowah County Detention Center (Gadsen, Alabama). The sign in the window reads: “We miss our kids.” Photograph taken by Miguel Angel Carpizo-Ituarte. http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1702289/thumbs/o-MIGUEL-ANGEL-CARPIZOITUARTE-900.jpg?16.  The accompanying story can be located on Huffington Post 

What is the Cost to U.S. Taxpayers of Detaining a Person Who Cannot […]

By |September 17th, 2014|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Crazy Mexican Border Politics post 9-11

Crazy Mexican Border Politics Post 9-11**
by
Elvia Rosales Arriola
Executive Director, WOB, INC.

State Defiance of Federal Border Control

On April 23, 2010 the Governor of Arizona signed a law passed by the legislature that allowed police officers to demand proof of citizenship to a person they have reason to suspect is in violation of the law and in […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE IS DETAINED?

IMMIGRATION DETENTION – A PRIMER
The following provides basic information for persons who have been arrested and detained on suspicion of a criminal offense or of being in violation of the immigration laws by being in this country and working without valid non-citizen work permits. Wherever possible there are links to relevant websites where more detailed […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Immigration & Detention, Research|0 Comments

Who are the targets of ICE detainers?

The Department of Homeland Security, through its Border Security  division daily apprehends and subsequently detains through the division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) thousands of persons believed to be present in the U.S.A. without proper travel or work visas.

Query — Is the detention process currently in use essential to fulfilling the DHS’s mission of protecting […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Immigration & Detention, Research|0 Comments

for the everyday Consumer (poem)

For the everyday Consumer

It’s not my story to tell
but it must be told
must be heard

and if it was really heard, don’t you know,
the entire empire would crumble,
brought to its knees
repenting

your life would turn itself
inside out.

it’s not my story to tell
but i find i’m standing in the story, holding it with bare hands
in these Levi
jeans,
with this
Colombian […]

By |April 8th, 2013|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Juanita Lopez Torres (1969-2013)

Women on the Border mourns the loss of Juanita Lopez Torres, a courageous friend and and activist in the Comité Fronterizo de Obreras/os (CFO) and a champion for the rights of maquiladora workers. She fiercely articulated the right of working woman to be treated with respect and dignity.

Juanita passed away in her home in Piedras […]

By |April 8th, 2013|News Links Blogs|0 Comments

Table on U.S. Trade Agreements (242)

Name of Trade Agreement Between
    Summary of Agreement
Benefits Under Agreement

Agreement On Global Technical Regulations For Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment And Parts
This Agreement establishes a process for the joint development of global technical regulations to ensure the safety, environmental protection, energy efficiency and anti-theft performance of wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts. These global regulations are intended to […]

By |October 12th, 2012|Documentary Work, NAFTA, Research|0 Comments

Data on Maquiladoras

By |October 12th, 2012|Documentary Work, Research|0 Comments

News, Links, Blogs

 

Alternative Radio
ColorLines
Democracy Now
The Daily Beast
FAIR
Frontera NorteSur
Huffington Post
Mother Jones
The Nation
New York Times
PBS

Prensa Latina
RT News

Salon
The Guardian

Washington Post
U.S. Womenwatch
MediaWatch
Politico
Said It
Scholar and Feminist Online
Wall Street Journal
WBEZ KUT NPR

Women’s Feature Service
Women in the News (The Gender Wire)

 
BLOGS/NEWSLETTERS/PAGES
ACLU Blog

Americas Program

Border Network for Human Rights

Center for American Progress

CitizenVox

Charlie […]

By |August 6th, 2012|News Links Blogs|0 Comments

Yoga for Maquiladora Workers

STRESS RELIEF TRAINING FOR MAQUILADORA WORKERS

Everyone who knows anything about the conditions for working women in the NAFTA factories at the border knows that on the whole workers’ bodies are treated like cogs in the wheel of production.

It is a shame, but true.  The average workday is too long.  The pay too little.  The time […]

By |July 20th, 2012|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments