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 Drugs, domestic incarceration rates have exploded, particularly in the African-American and Latino populations. Politicians such […]

By |May 16th, 2016|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Opening at the Bullock: Life and Death on the Border

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 […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

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

 

By |August 28th, 2015|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

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.  A detainee’s name appears as an initial.  The first name in red is the name […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

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.

Date of Tour:  May 16, 2014.

(The following information is based on the notes of Whitney Devin, […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

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