Organizing for border justice and against the militarization of US-Mexico border communities

Organizing for border justice and against the militarization of US-Mexico border communities

By Pedro Rios On May 28, 2015, in San Diego, California, hundreds gathered for an evening rally and march to commemorate the National Day of Action to Stop Border Brutality. The San Diego activity was part of a coordinated set of non-violent actions where organizations at nine cities across the United States convened various events […]

Preserving Borders vs. Preserving People: Death Toll Rises as Refugees Head to Europe Seeking Safety

Preserving Borders vs. Preserving People: Death Toll Rises as Refugees Head to Europe Seeking Safety

The European Union has called for emergency talks to address the rapidly growing number of people fleeing to Europe to escape violence and unrest in Syria, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, sub-Saharan Africa and other regions. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, approximately 2,500 people are believed to have died or gone […]

Lawsuit filed by mother of man killed in Border Patrol chase

Lawsuit filed by mother of man killed in Border Patrol chase

By Perla Trevizo The mother of a man killed by a Border Patrol agent south of Tucson last year is suing the federal government. Elisa Beckel, the mother of José Luis Arambula, filed the lawsuit in Tucson’s federal district court Friday. In it she says she “has lost the love, affection, companionship, care, protection and […]

The unintended immigration consequences of our fortified border (OPINION)

The unintended immigration consequences of our fortified border (OPINION)

By Wayne Cornelius Oregon has its share of the country’s undocumented immigrants: an estimated 160,000, or about 4 percent of the state’s population.  Mostly from Mexico, a substantial portion of these immigrants are here because of a 22-year-old federal government policy that failed to keep them out but has kept them here. How did this […]