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Systemic Abuse of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Here is the copy of a letter sent to the Department of Homeland Security from the following organizations: National Immigrant Justice Center, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Florence Immigrant Rights & Refugee Project and the ACLU Border Litigation Project: Systemic Abuse of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection by […]
8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding
A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.
This Tribe’s Land Was Cut in Two by US Borders. Its Fight for Access Could Help Dozens of Others
Tribal officials have drafted regulations to formalize the border-crossing process, working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s recently formed Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council, comprised of 15 Native officials across the U.S.
Biden’s Last-Minute Policy Changes Complicate Crisis at Border (OPINION)
While the Biden administration says its focus is to counter misinformation, the policy changes announced just hours prior to the end of Title 42 are likely to sow further confusion at the southern border.
Mexico Migrant Camp Tents Torched Across Border From Texas
About two dozen makeshift tents were set ablaze and destroyed at a migrant camp across the border from Texas this week, witnesses said Friday, a sign of the extreme risk that comes with being stuck in Mexico as the Biden administration increasingly relies on that country to host people fleeing poverty and violence.
Mexico Migrant Protest Sees Brief Closing of El Paso Bridge
A protest by some migrants led U.S. Customs and Border Protection to briefly close the Paso Del Norte International Bridge linking El Paso, Texas and the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez early Monday.
US to Test Expedited Asylum Screenings at Mexico Border
Migrants who enter the United States illegally will be screened by asylum officers while in custody under a limited experiment that provides them access to legal counsel, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
US Law Based on Anti-Latino Racism Fuels Immigration Fight
As thousands of children were taken from their parents at the southern border during a Trump administration crackdown on illegal crossings, a federal public defender in San Diego set out to find new strategies to go after the longstanding deportation law fueling the family separations.
DEA-Trained Agents Work in Latin America, Conspire With Cartels
For decades, the DEA has supported special units abroad, whose agents are local police officers vetted and trained by the U.S. Now, former agents and members of those units —some of them currently facing criminal accusations— reveal that the drug cartels bribed them while they had access to sensitive information from the U.S. government.
What Lifting Title 42 Means for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)
Rather than ending the U.S.’s Trump-era stance on immigration, the Biden administration looks intent on furthering it to appease Republicans.
Brownlisted: ‘Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes…’
Latino Rebels’ senior editor Hector Luis Alamo provides an overview of some of the most interesting and important things he’s seen, read, and heard over the past week.
Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)
The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.
US Agent, Suspected Smuggler Killed Off Puerto Rico Coast
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and a suspected smuggler died during a shootout Thursday off the Puerto Rico coast, authorities said. Two other U.S. officers were injured.
US Rescues 12 Haitians From Tiny Island in Puerto Rico
A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.
Drowning of Russian Migrant Highlights Danger of US Border Policy (PHOTOS)
Critics of the migrants trying to cross the border say that there are legal avenues and procedures to follow. However, many asylum seekers are never screened and are sent back to Mexico under Title 42, the Trump-era policy that denies entry to immigrants with the pretense of protecting public health.
US, Cubans Will Meet Again in Havana: State Department
U.S. and Cuban officials plan to meet in Havana on Tuesday to discuss migration policy, the latest in a series of sessions between two governments with a historically icy relationship and amid one of the biggest migratory flights from the island in decades.
US Border Patrol Sending Migrants to Offices With No Notice
Migrants released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum are being sent by Border Patrol agents without notice to offices and other places that don’t have space for them. Because the addresses appear on migrants’ paperwork, important notices may later be sent there.
Arizona Refuses US Demand to Remove Containers Along Border
Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead.
Family of Mexican Migrant Slain in West Texas Seek Answers
The family of a migrant that authorities say was shot to death in Texas by two brothers —including one who was the warden of a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations— are demanding more information this week, as the two men charged in the killing were released from jail.
Mexican Man Killed in Shooting at US Border Patrol Station
A Mexican citizen has died at a hospital after he was shot at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Texas, authorities said. The man was in custody at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso on Tuesday when he was shot, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.