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About wpadmin

law prof emeritus, lawyer, writer.

WOB HAS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (2018) SARA PHALEN, J.D. M.A.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SARA PHALEN, J.D., M.A. WILL BE THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.   Sara Phalen began her involvement with Women on the Border in 2005 when she, as a … Continue reading

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SANCTUARY

SANCTUARY FOR IMMIGRANTS More and more places of worship are saying NO to ICE and offering protection to refugees and undocumented residents. Historically, “sanctuary” is an ancient practice rooted in the struggle against injustice.  Today a congregation that says “we offer … Continue reading

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WOB HISTORY PHOTOS

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WOMEN ON THE BORDER HISTORY PHOTOS Click to see photos stored using Photomyne App:  FUERZA UNIDA AT THE DE PAUL CONFERENCE (2001) THE WOMEN OF FUERZA  UNIDA CFO WOMEN ATTEND DE PAUL CONFERENCE (2001) WORKERS INTERVIEWED FOR WOB IN 2001-02 … Continue reading

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WOMEN AND FAIR TRADE FESTIVAL (2018)

Women & Fair Trade Festival Forthcoming December 2018 Women on the Border will join our ally community organization Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera in celebrating the 15th Annual Women and Fair Trade Festival. Join us at Ironwood Hall, 505 East … Continue reading

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ATCF delegation video

Why go on a delegation to the border to meet maquiladora workers? Click here for an informational video. 

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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 … Continue reading

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Resources on Immigration or Detention crises

Editorial Note:   There are over 250 detention centers operating throughout the U.S.   A number of those centers are operated by for-profit prison companies like GeoGroup, Inc.  CLICK here for “Detention By the Numbers.”  The need for legal services is greater … Continue reading

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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. ********** Dear Women on the Border, My name is Melissa Gamez-Herrera and I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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