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NNIRR joins 100 community, faith and labor groups to oppose border militarization plan

NNIRR recently joined with some 100 community, faith and labor groups from across the country to oppose the "Secure the Border First Act"--a proposal in the Senate that mirrors HR 399, a Republican initiative in the House designed to step up border enforcement and block any progress on immigration reform. Read the letter here.

Senate Passes Bill to Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday passed a bill to finance the Department of Homeland Security, sending the legislation to the House with just hours to avert a partial shutdown of the agency at midnight.

The spending bill, which removed restrictions on President Obama’s executive action on immigration that were included in a bill passed by the House, easily passed the Senate, 68 to 31. Democrats also blocked a separate bill to undo the president’s action. Read more >

Inmates riot at for-profit Texas immigrant detention facility

At least 300 inmates were transferred from a Texas prison on Monday after a riot broke out in the facility — which holds mostly immigrants detained for crossing into the United States illegally — leaving it "uninhabitable," according to authorities. Read more >

Seven things to know about uprising at Texas private prison for immigrants

This weekend, a private prison incarcerating immigrant prisoners in Willacy County, Texas erupted into a major uprising. Read more >

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