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Demand Intensifies for Nonprofit Immigration Lawyers

Maria Caba went to an immigration legal clinic for help applying for deportation relief being offered young immigrants and walked with a path to legal residency.

State to add 4,000 cameras along the Texas-Mexico border

 Some of the 4,000 surveillance cameras that will be installed along the Texas-Mexico border will be in El Paso, state officials announced earlier this week.

The cameras will be installed along more than 800 miles of border from El Paso to Brownsville.

DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said he would not discuss the location nor how many cameras would be placed in the El Paso area. Read more >

U.S. to Continue Racial, Ethnic Profiling in Border Policy

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will soon issue new rules curtailing the use of profiling, but federal agents will still be allowed to consider race and ethnicity when stopping people at airports, border crossings and immigration checkpoints, according to several government officials. Read more >

Deadly Divide: Migrant Death on the Border

Over 6,000 migrant deaths were recorded on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico between 1998 and 2013. The true number of deaths is likely higher, and thousands of families never hear from their loved ones again. Read more >

Advocates Slam ICE Plans to Open New Family Detention Facility in Dilley TX, Applaud Closing of Artesia

Statement from Silky Shah, co-director of the Detention Watch Network, on the announcement that ICE plans to transfer women and children currently held at the Artesia Family Detention Center to Dilley in December. Read more >

A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting

It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.

Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and the girls were playing by the water's edge when they heard the deafening roar of a Border Patrol airboat.

They watched it turn in the fast current and pull beside a man in the river. An agitated crowd soon gathered on the Mexican shore and began shouting at the two agents to let him be. Read more >

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