Border Region

Federal judge orders more photos unsealed in suit alleging overcrowding in migrant detention centers

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

A U.S. District Court judge in Tucson has released photographs and documents that immigration activists allege will show crowding and unsanitary conditions at detention centers...

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Immigration Reform

Black Lives Matter joins the fight against the unjust immigration system

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

The Black Lives Matter movement this week announced it has adopted a 10-point platform that includes a call to end all deportations. It could be a game changer. Black Lives Matter,...

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Citizenship

Union-Tribune: Military service leads to U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

By Tatiana Sanchez Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely...

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Deferred Action

DACA Now: Returning To Mexico For The First Time In 17 Years

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

By Juan Ramirez On June 2012, President Barack Obama signed into policy the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals also known as DACA. The policy provides a work permit and...

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Federal judge orders more photos unsealed in suit alleging overcrowding in migrant detention centers

A U.S. District Court judge in Tucson has released photographs and documents that immigration activists allege will show crowding and unsanitary conditions at detention centers maintained by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency in its Tucson Sector along the Arizona-Mexico border.

Judge David Bury issued the order late Wednesday, defining and clarifying an earlier order about which documents and photographs can and can’t be released.

Bury had unsealed many of the documents in late June, but they have not yet been made available to the public because CBP claimed they jeopardized security at the facilities and would invade the privacy of immigrants detained there.

Read more about this issue at: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2016/08/04/judge-david-bury-customs-border-patrol-immigration-lawsuit/88182330/

An anxious election season for DACA cardholders

Francisco Salcido, 22, is a typical student who holds down a job and attends college. But his life — along with thousands of others —could change dramatically after the November presidential election. He is an undocumented immigrant with a renewable two-year work visa and deportation deferral called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

“I just can’t think of what would happen if my DACA got taken away,” he said.

Black Lives Matter joins the fight against the unjust immigration system

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The Black Lives Matter movement this week announced it has adopted a 10-point platform that includes a call to end all deportations. It could be a game changer.

Black Lives Matter, which started as a hashtag in 2013, has quickly evolved into a leading civil rights movement that until this week has mainly focused on policing issues that affect the black community. But on Monday the movement adopted a more comprehensive platform developed by the Movement for Black Lives, which has a list of demands, including a call for an “end to the war on Black immigrants.”