Article | July 2, 2014 | Serena Marshall and Jim Avila | Fusion
In a neglected cemetery an hour's drive north of the Mexican border, the graves of unknown immigrants lay hidden among and beneath the marked gravestones of others.
“They’re buried throughout the cemetery,” explains Baylor University's Lori Baker, who heads a team of more than 30 archaeologists and forensic students. Her team has unearthed a mass grave of undocumented immigrants — dozens of bodies found in an unmarked corner of the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas, nearly 80-miles from the border. Read more >
Press Release | July 2, 2014 | San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium | SDIRC
The leadership of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC), a coalition of nearly 20 community, faith, labor, and legal organizations released the following statement in response the current humanitarian crisis migrant families are facing in Southern California.
Article | July 1, 2014 | Julianne Hing | Colorlines
On Monday President Obama asked Congress for an emergency $2 billion to address the flows of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minor children arriving at the U.S-Mexico border. Arrivals of children, already estimated at 52,000 this year, are expected to reach a record 90,000. Obama asked for money to fund the addition of immigration judges, detention facilities and enforcement efforts to stem the tides of new arrivals. Read more >