Category Archives: Immigration & Detention

Accountability for Corporate Abuse of Maquiladora Workers under NAFTA, Administrative Complaints v Lawsuits

    ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CORPORATE ABUSE AT THE MEXICAN BORDER — ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINTS V. LAWSUITS** En Español by Elvia R. Arriola, J.D., M.A., Executive Director, Women on the Border Justice in the maquiladoras can be an arduous and elusive project. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Octavio Ignacio Rosales Arriola, WOB translator (2005)

JANUARY 31, 2005 Octavio Ignacio Rosales Arriola (1955-2005) Women on the Border, Inc. has lost a translator, friend and supporter.  Octavio Ignacio Rosales Arriola  was killed in a tragic car accident in Spain on January 29, 2005. He was 49 … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, labor and murder at the border (speech April 2002)

“Pregnancy, Labor and Murder at the U.S.-Mexico Border” Speech by Elvia R. Arriola Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University and Executive Director, Women on the Border. Conference: Gender and Sexuality at the U.S.-Mexico Border At the University of Texas … Continue reading

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Feminicidio en Ciudad Juárez

Feminicidio sexual serial en Ciudad Juárez: 1993-2001 Julia Monárrez Fragoso Guillermina Valdés-Villalba in memoriam DEBATE FEMINISTA, año 13, Vol. 25, abril 2002. No estamos hablando de los últimos momentos de [estas niñas y mujeres]. Estamos hablando acerca de una larga … Continue reading

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Looking Out from a Cardboard Box…

LOOKING OUT FROM A CARDBOARD BOX: WORKERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE MAQUILADORA INDUSTRY IN CIUDAD ACUÑA, COAHUILA by Elvia Rosales Arriola, J.D., M.A. It was late morning when I parked outside the home of Rosa María Ramos Rivas, “Rossy, ” … Continue reading

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Becoming Leaders: Women in the Maquiladoras of Piedras Negras, Coahuila

by Elvia R. Arriola, J.D., M.A. As I think about returning to Piedras Negras, Coahuila for a second set of interviews this weekend with women maquiladora workers, I remember the faces of the first group of obreras I met through … Continue reading

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