In this March 17, 2009 photograph, two men scale the border fence into Mexico a few hundred yards away from where Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions are building a 1,500 foot-long concrete-ined drainage ditch and a 10 foot-high wall to increase security along the U.S. and Mexico border in Douglas, Ariz. (Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Navy / Steelworker 1st Class Matthew Tyson)
20 Nov 2015

Mexican Immigration Reverses: Do We Still Need A Wall?

A report from the Pew Research Center released Thursday claims that more Mexicans are leaving the US than entering it.

A photograph of Sarah Jackson in Casa De Pax. Jackson is the founder of the Casa, which supports immigrants and their families. (Shadowproof / Kevin J. Beaty)
10 Nov 2015

Casa De Paz’s Sarah Jackson Helps Immigrants Regain Hope After Detention (VIDEO)

“Life in the detention center is very hopeless. You re in one room, your dorm, 24/7. You eat there, sleep there, there’s no access to going outside.”

Poster on Ellis Island (Wilson Loo Kok Wee on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

ICE Claims There Is No Hunger Strike At Hutto Amid Escalating Retaliation

ICE continues to deny there is an inmate demonstration taking place at T. Don Hutto as hunger striker claim retaliation against them is intensifying.

Photo from UUSC report, "No Safe Haven Here: Children and Families Face Trauma in the Hands of U.S. Immigration"
23 Oct 2015

U.S. Immigration Prisons Lack Oversight, Re-Traumatize Refugees

Studies show families fleeing extreme violence in Central America are treated as criminals, not survivors, when detained in facilities without oversight.

Karnes Detention Facility (UUSC4ALL on Flickr)
19 Oct 2015

Texas Prisons For Migrant Families May Be Licensed As ‘Childcare Facilities’

Texas is considering granting childcare licenses to immigrant family detention centers in order to bring them into compliance with a federal court order.

Migrants from Africa protest for asylum and fair treatment in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

The World’s Largest Detention Center Is For Black Jews Seeking Asylum In Israel

The recent release of 1,200 prisoners from a detention center in the Negev Desert is not a signal that Israel is rethinking its harsh treatment of refugees.

File: A close-up of the backwards 'R' logo on the side of the Toys 'R' Us ferris wheel in New York City's Times Square on February 1, 2013. (Flickr / Thomas Hawk)
01 Oct 2015

Toys ‘R’ Us Misuses H-1B Temporary Foreign Worker Visas To Outsource Jobs

Toys ‘R’ Us, and other major corporations, are misusing the H-1B Visa program to train foreign workers then fire Americans when those jobs move overseas.

Protesters gather outside of GEO Group's immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado (Justin Valas on Flickr)
24 Sep 2015

Grijalva Rails Against Contracts Permitted In His Own Prison Reform Bill

Progressive Arizona congressman Raúl Grijalva expressed dismay that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed an $11 million contract with GEO Care because its parent company, GEO Group, profits off detaining women and children in horrific conditions. Yet, remarkably, Grijalva is the sponsor of a bill, which contains specific exemptions allowing companies

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11 Sep 2015

Resurfaced Documentary: Donald Trump Used Undocumented Immigrants, Screwed Taxpayers

A 1991 documentary on Donald Trump suppressed from broadcast by legal threats from Trump titled “Trump: What’s The Deal?” is now available online. The documentary paints an extremely unflattering picture of Trump as a businessman and a man in general highlighting questionable if not illegal business practices and making all but explicit claims that Trump committed adultery while married to Ivana Trump with his later wife Marla Maples.

A paratrooper scans the iris of another using a Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment, or HIIDE, system during training Jan. 10, 2012, at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. The device measures personal biometric data that allow friendly forces to identify persons of interest at a later date. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
01 Sep 2015

U.S. to Use Iris and Facial Scans at Southern Border for First Time

The United States Customs and Border Protection will launch a “Pedestrian Border Experiment” that will target non-US citizens. The “experiment” is expected to mark the first time facial and iris scans are used on individuals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.