Category Archives: Immigration & Detention

HRW REPORT ON DONALD TRUMP

HRW (2018) REPORT ON DONALD J. TRUMP:     “[H]e has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies. His administration has embraced policies … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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