Category Archives: Immigration & Detention

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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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 … Continue reading

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Yoga for Maquiladora Workers

STRESS RELIEF TRAINING FOR MAQUILADORA WORKERS Everyone who knows anything about the conditions for working women in the NAFTA factories at the border knows that on the whole workers’ bodies are treated like cogs in the wheel of production. It … Continue reading

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Just Breathe: Yoga for Maquiladora Workers

Just Breathe: Recovery for the Body of the Maquiladora Worker  Elvia Rosales Arriola, Executive Director, WOMEN ON THE BORDER What if Women on the Border, as an aspect of our mission to educate,  could take stress- relief training to the women … Continue reading

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NAFTA and Immigration: Connecting the Dots

A comment by Elvia Arriola, Board Member, Women on the Border. Why do contemporary proponents of immigration reform ignore the connections between increased migration of people looking for work in the U.S. and the changes in both the Mexican and … Continue reading

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Mission of Women on the Border

Women on the Border is a Texas-based 501c3 non profit organization engaged in educational projects involving contact with women who are fighting against abuses by U.S. based investor corporations under the North American Free Trade Agreement. We are dedicated to … Continue reading

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What is a Maquiladora?

The term “maquiladora” has been equated with “sweatshop.” It is a place where workers get no respect, where they are treated like machines not humans, where they often have to  use toxic chemicals without proper safety gear.  The chemicals or … Continue reading

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What is NAFTA?

  The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It … Continue reading

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