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Immigration

Jump down to: Anti-Immigrant PoliciesBorder CitiesDetentionGeneral CommentaryICE & Border PatrolLatinoLivesMatterMilitarization of the BorderRefugees — Violence Against Migrants and Perceived Non-Citizens

See also: War on Terror

Anti-Immigrant Policies

US Court of Appeals rules Obama cannot prioritize keeping immigrant families together, The New Civil Rights Movement, November 10th, 2015

Immigrants in Alabama Hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court Will Provide Relief, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, November 9th, 2015

Texas Can Still Deny Birth Certificates to Children of Immigrants, Colorlines, October 19th, 2015 (archived)

US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths, The Guardian, October 12th, 2015

Why Sanctuary Cities Must Exist, Los Angeles Times, September 19th, 2015

Guess which state is already accused of denying birth certificates to birthright citizens, Slate, August 19th, 2015

Ending Mass Incarceration, but not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies, Huffington Post, July 27th, 2015

No Sir No Papers

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#BlackLivesMatter CoFounders on Immigration and the Need for Safety Beyond Policing, Democracy Now, July 24th, 2015

Border Hawks Get Trump Bump, Politico, July 23rd, 2015

House Votes to Punish Sanctuary Cities, The Hill, July 23rd, 2015

Does High-Tech Dragnet to Deport Immigrants Go Too Far? NBC News, February 28th, 2014

Blueprint for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2013

Alabama’s New Immigration Law Evokes the Fugitive Slave Act, Lekan Oguntoyinbo in The Birmingham News, June 19th, 2011

Border Cities

Albuquerque, NM

Detroit, MI

San Diego, CA

Tucson, AZ

Detention

see also: #Freedomgiving

Visions From the Inside (2015) –  a visual art project inspired by letters penned by detained migrants

100+ Women Now Refusing to Eat in Texas Immigration Detention Center, Colorlines, November 9th, 2015

Gary groups protest proposed immigrant detention center, Northwest Indiana Times, November 9th, 2015

Immigrants object to growing use of ankle monitors after detentions, Los Angeles Times, August 2nd, 2015

Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children Detained by U.S., New York Times, July 25th, 2015

Black Immigrants’ Lives Matter: Transforming the Dialogue on Immigrant Detention, Truth Out, July 22nd, 2015

Trans woman interrupts Obama at White House LGBT reception, Jorge Rivas for Fusion, June 24th, 2015

ACLU investigates 5 for-profit prisons in Texas, KSAT-12/ABC, June 10th, 2015

The ‘Family-Friendly’ Myths of Family Detention Facilities, Lindsay Nash, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, February 27th, 2015

The U.S. is jailing immigrant women and children under appalling conditions, Shannon Speed in the Global Post, October 10th, 2014

Immigrant Detainees Land in Limbo in Alabama Jail, NBC News, August 21st, 2012

General Commentary

An Anthropologist Unravels the Mysteries of Mexican Migration, National Geographic, December 6th, 2015

Children of the Monroe Doctrine: The Militarized Roots of America’s Border Calamity, Alternet, August 11th, 2014

Debunking the Myth of Immigrant Criminality: Imprisonment Among First and Second-Generation Young Men, Migration Policy Institute, 2006 – and a similar report from the National Bureau of Economic Research

State Violence, Asian Immigrants, and the ‘Underclass,’ from States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons, ed. Joy James, 2000

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) & Border Patrol

Wrongly Profiled and Deported, New York Times (op-ed), October 23rd, 2015

Customs and Border Patrol Should Embrace Systemic Reforms, NMPolitics, July 29th, 2015

Customs and Border Protection’s new Internal Affairs chief faces ‘very, very, very tough job,’ Los Angeles Times, July 22nd, 2015

Border Patrol Violence Must Stop, ACLU, June 5th, 2015

Border Patrol Agent Tases, Tackles, Handcuffs Woman for Questioning his Authority, Carlos Miller, PINAC, May 8th, 2015

Disturbing sex abuse alleged at Border Patrol, 10-News/CBS, May 4th, 2015

US Border Patrol is Out of Control, Al-Jazeera America, April 1st, 2015

Judge to Government: National Security isn’t a ‘Magic Word’ that Allows Constitutional Rights Violations, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, March 16th, 2015

Border Patrol sees little reform on agents’ use of force, Los Angeles Times, February 23rd, 2015

Harrowing Tales of the Wrongly Deported, Sarah Mehta, ACLU, December 15th, 2015

Shakedown: Border Patrol’s Confiscation of Migrants’ Money, Cell Phones, Exposes them to Violence post-Deportation, James Lyall, ACLU, December 12th, 2014

A Dangerous Precedent: Why Allow Racial Profiling at or Near the Border? Chris Rickerd, ACLU, December 8th, 2014

Minutemen militia recruiting 3,500 volunteers to patrol U.S.-Mexico border, RT, July 23rd, 2014

Interpreting After the Largest ICE Raid in U.S. History: A Personal Account, Eric Camayd-Freixas, July, 2008 (PDF: Postville ICE raid essay)

Latino Lives Matter/Brown Lives Matter

Doesn’t Life of Latino Shot by Police Matter? CNN News, September 11th, 2015

Why I Launched an Organization to Fight Police Brutality, Latina.com, August 2nd, 2015

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Police Brutality in the Latino Community? Cosmopolitan, July 31st, 2015

Why the deaths of Latinos at the hands of police haven’t drawn as much attention, Los Angeles Times, July 18th, 2015

There’s a Reason You Haven’t Heard About the ‘Latino Lives Matter’ Movement, TakePart, March 28th, 2015

‘All Lives Matter’: A Deeper Look at Pasco as it Grapples with Police Shooting of Vulnerable Man, Inlander magazine, February 25th, 2015

Why All Communities of Color Must Demand an End to Police Brutality, The Nation, August 20th, 2014

Militarization of the Border

The Billion-dollar Border War: Why Walls and Drones are Bogus, Huffington Post, November 4th, 2015

Skirmish Over Drones on US-Mexico Border, Politico, July 23rd, 2015

Homeland Security Admits $360 million drone program can’t meet its goals, MotherBoard, July 15th, 2015

Inside the U.S. ‘Border-Industrial Complex,’ Spytech Meets Immigration Crackdown, The Guardian, April 26th, 2015

Before the Drone: Genealogy of Aerial Imagery and its Militarization, The Archipelago, March 22nd, 2015

Drones Cost $28,000 for One Arrest, CNN News, February 25th, 2015

Border Drones a Financial and Policy Bust, Americas Program, February 10th, 2015

Drone Addiction on the Border, Common Dreams, January 27th, 2015

Half of US-Mexico Border Now Patrolled Only by Drones, The Guardian, November 13th, 2014

We’re Not at War with Mexico: Drones in Immigration Enforcement, American Friends Service Committee, October 30th, 2013

War on the Border, New York Times, August 17th, 2013

Surveillance Surge on the Border, Tom’s Dispatch, July 11th, 2013

Border Drones Fly Into Fight Over Immigration, NPR, June 11th, 2013

Drone (un)Ethnic on the Border: Philosophers Rationalize Drone Patrols, Devon Pena for Mexmigration, August 10th, 2012

Predators on the Border, Hawks Across the Border, and a Homeland of Drones, TruthOut, March 23rd, 2012

Refugees

Governors of Michigan, Alabama reject resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states, Washington Post, November 16th, 2015

Violence Against Migrants and Perceived Non-Citizens 

Armed Vets Camping Near Border to Stop Drugs, Arizona Public Media, July 31st, 2015

Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, but State Says No Laws Were Broken, Democracy Now, July 16th, 2015

Police Brutality Against Latinos is Unacceptable, Raul Reyes in CNN, June 9th, 2015

Tony Robinson, Ruben Garcia, and Police Brutality Against Brown Bodies, A.B. Wilkinson for the Huffington Post, March 17th, 2015

‘Not Counting Mexicans or Indians’: the Many Tentacles of State Violence Against Black-Brown-Indigenous People – Roberto Rodriguez for TruthOut, February 4th, 2015

Cloaked Brutality: Border Patrol Abuses of Immigrants Reveal a Culture of Cruelty, Monica Alonzo for the Phoenix New Times, December 16th, 2010

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