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law prof emeritus, lawyer, writer.

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  

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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. … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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What is a maquiladora?

The Maquiladora Industry Q. What is a Maquiladora?   A. Assembly factories that are usually owned by U.S. based multinational corporations (MNCS) to produce and export a variety of household electrical, technological and automotive parts and supplies for export and consumption in … Continue reading

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Serial Sexual Femicide in Ciudad Juarez.

Julia Monarrez Fragoso published a critical study on the murders in Ciudad Juarez as a manifestation of “femicide,” i.e.,  anti-woman, or gender based homicides. The article, Serial Sexual Femicide in Ciudad Juarez: 1993-2001 is available in English and Spanish.

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ATCF Quinceañera Solidarity Campaign

Women on the Border Board Member Donna Blevins opens Austin Tan Cerca’s new Indiegogo Quinceañera Solidarity Campaign with a powerful appeal.  She talks about Tan Cerca’s annual commitment to send $6,000 to fund an organizer with the Comité Fronterizo Obrera working for … Continue reading

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THE COST OF DETAINING IMMIGRANTS

. IS DETENTION OF IMMIGRANTS WISE PUBLIC POLICY?   Photograph taken outside of the Etowah County Detention Center (Gadsen, Alabama). The sign in the window reads: “We miss our kids.” Photograph credit: Miguel Angel Carpizo-Ituarte.   The accompanying story can be … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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