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Border Reality Checkpoints to be Stationed Across Southern Border Region on May 13

Border Reality Checkpoints will take place at the following locations and times on Wednesday:

California: San Ysidro Port of Entry, 1:00 pm PST Read more >

Border Communities Reject McCaul’s HR 399

Bill will turn border communities into theatres of war Read more >

Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

In November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans. Read more >

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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 >

Migrant rights advocates applaud release of principles for human rights at international borders

(New York, NY) On October 22nd, in a report on the rights of migrant children to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced the release of a new document outlining principles and guidelines for governments on protecting the rights of international migrants in border zones. Read more >

New report details a pattern of violence and abuse at the hands of private prison corporations now profiting off family detention

Why no one should be surprised that a complaint over sexual abuse has already been filed in a facility that’s been open less than two months

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IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000

Geneva - IOM today (29/9/2014) released “Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration,” the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea.

With a count surpassing 40,000 victims since 2000, IOM calls on all the world’s governments to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization.” Read more >

SBCC: CBP Reforms On The Right Track But Implementation Is Key

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION: Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske announced that the agency will be implementing a unified, formal review process for use of force incidents. Read more >

Lawsuit Charges U.S. Uses Secret, Unfounded ‘National Security Concerns’ to Deny Muslim Immigrants Citizenship

Five people who have lived in the United States legally for decades filed a lawsuit today challenging a little-known government program used to deny thousands of law-abiding people citizenship, green cards, and visas on counterterrorism grounds – most of them from Muslim-majority countries. Immigrants whose applications are denied under the program do not find out why or have a meaningful opportunity to respond, the same as people who find themselves in the government’s wider watchlist system. Read more >