Border Region

Breakthrough: President’s Budget Proposes Funding to Control Border Patrol

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

Border residents urge the White House to equip all CBP agents and officers with body-worn cameras   Southern Border/Washington D.C. – The President’s budget...

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Immigration Reform

NPR: U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016

By John Burnett U.S. churches are again defying federal immigration authorities. Across the country, a handful of congregations are opening their doors to offer safe haven to...

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Citizenship

KPBS: How Naturalizing Immigrants Can Improve Economies

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

By Simon Thompson A recent study by the Urban Institute found cities reap significant economic benefits when eligible residents become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationally, there...

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Deferred Action

Huffington Post: Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016

By Kica Matos and Frank Sharry Teenaged brothers Cesar and Jonathan Barreras are typical American teens. They love pizza and playing their Xbox games. They love to work on...

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Recent Posts

KPBS: How Naturalizing Immigrants Can Improve Economies

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By Simon Thompson

A recent study by the Urban Institute found cities reap significant economic benefits when eligible residents become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationally, there are about 8.8 million immigrants eligible to become U.S. citizens. But each year, only 10 percent of them take that step.

Raksmey Chan is one of that 10 percent. She came to the U.S. from Cambodia three years ago to live with her husband and son in Artesia, New Mexico. She recently took the oath of citizenship in Las Cruces.

Breakthrough: President’s Budget Proposes Funding to Control Border Patrol

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Border residents urge the White House to equip all CBP agents and officers with body-worn cameras

 

Southern Border/Washington D.C. – The President’s budget unveiled today invests $5 million for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to move forward with camera technology, including body-worn cameras (see page 712 of the PDF file). This technology investment comes after a long-fought effort from border community residents and civil rights groups that have urged CBP- our nation’s largest law enforcement agency – to adopt body-worn cameras as a tool to advance accountability and trust in an out-of-control law-enforcement agency with a long history of unresolved use-of-force incidents.

Inquirer: Predicament of American daughter: Family separation

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CR: PHOTO BY JOHN MELEGRITO

By Lourdes Santos Tancinco

Sonia was born and raised in San Jose, California. From the outside, Sonia seemed like your typical happy-go-lucky senior in high school getting ready to go college, but at home, Sonia lives a different reality.

Her parents, Edgar and Rowena, are from the Philippines. They came to the United States when Rowena was pregnant with Sonia and decided to overstay their tourist visa.