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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
Crazy Mexican Border Politics Post 9-11**
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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