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How Trump’s Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border

May 21, 2019           |                                       

As Iran Tensions Rise, Congress Moves to Curb Trump’s War Powers Deutsche Bank Has Rolled on Donald Trump Trump’s “Genocidal” Tweets Against Iran Come With a Price How Trump’s Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border Pelosi’s Own Leadership Team Demands Trump Impeachment Proceedings Europeans Criminalized for Helping Migrants as Far Right Aims to […]

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ProPublica and Partners Win Pulitzer Prize for MS-13 Coverage

April 15, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Get our best stories as soon as they are published. The Pulitzer Prize Board announced Monday that three articles in ProPublica’s “Trapped in Gangland” series on MS-13 by reporter Hannah Dreier won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The winning stories were jointly published […]

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In Tucson, Arizona, a US Magistrate handed guilty verdicts against four No More Deaths activists, who were leaving water for border crossers, along the US-Mexico border. The activist group calls the decision a retaliation for releasing an incriminating report about the Border Patrol. A fifth activist faces an upcoming trial and potentially decades in prison […]

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Since its founding in the early 20th century, the U.S. Border Patrol has operated with near-complete impunity, arguably serving as the most politicized and abusive branch of federal law enforcement — even more so than the FBI during J. Edgar Hoover’s directorship. The 1924 Immigration Act tapped into a xenophobia with deep roots in the U.S. history. […]

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When a Border Patrol agent is contemplating pulling someone over, they have a checklist of possible behaviors to look out for. They can determine “whether the vehicle or its load looks unusual in some way,” or “whether the passengers appeared dirty.” If those descriptions don’t apply, they can assess “whether the persons inside the vehicle avoid […]

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Attorneys for a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer facing two decades in prison are calling for the removal of the magistrate judge in the case after learning that the judge engaged in secret communications with Trump administration prosecutors, leading the veteran jurist to walk back a critical order in the high-profile case. On Wednesday, lawyers for […]

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents […]

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Border Patrol Arrests 32 at San Diego Demonstration

December 10, 2018           |                                       

SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said. Demonstrators were calling for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and showing support for migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers. A photographer for The Associated […]

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Will Mexico’s Left-Wing President Help Trump’s Immigration Agenda?

December 5, 2018           |                                       

Will Mexico’s Left-Wing President Help Trump’s Immigration Agenda? Student Debt Must Become Part of the Battle Against Poverty Be Afraid, Mr. Trump. Robert Mueller Is Teaching Us Patience. Republican Voter Fraud Could Force New Election in North Carolina Sanders Is Laying the Groundwork to Launch a Bigger Campaign in 2020 Betsy DeVos Uses Our Taxes […]

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Is it possible to tell whether someone is a criminal just from looking at their face or listening to the sound of their voice? The idea may seem ludicrous, like something out of science fiction — Big Brother in “1984” detects any unconscious look “that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality” — and yet, […]

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The 4-year-old boy and his parents had been lost for days in the desert and were desperately thirsty. Mario, a new Border Patrol officer, had received a call that there were migrants in the area and went out looking for them near the village of Menagers Dam, or Ali Ak Chin, on the Tohono O’odham […]

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Nine members of No More Deaths, an Arizona faith-based advocacy group, are facing federal charges, including—for some—harboring and conspiracy. Their crimes? Providing food, water and a place to stay for migrants attempting to cross the U.S. border with Mexico. According to a report from The Intercept on Sunday, the Justice Department is “fighting to keep […]

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Four volunteers with a faith-based humanitarian group drove onto a remote wilderness refuge in southern Arizona last summer hoping to prevent an unnecessary loss of life. A distress call had come in, a woman reporting that two family members and a friend were without water in one of the deadliest sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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