Suggested Reforms

In November of 2008, the Border Network for Human Rights, the Border Action Network, and the U.S.-Mexico Border and Immigration Task Force published recommendations for policy along the US-Mexico border.  The Task Force’s recommendations included:
(1)    Enforce community security through focusing on dangerous criminals, traffickers, and exploiters rather than non-threatening immigrants;
(2)    Implement policies […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

Resources on Immigration or Detention crises

Editorial Note:   There are 265 detention centers operating throughout the U.S.   There are 12 in Arizona, 24 in California, 7 in Illinois, 10 in Pennsylvania.  There are 36 in Texas.  The largest detention centers hold as many as 1100 persons.  Karnes family detention holds about 600.  The need for legal services is greater […]

By |September 13th, 2018|Immigration & Detention|0 Comments

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|13 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.   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|1 Comment

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