Immigrant shelter at Holloman to close
Feb25

Immigrant shelter at Holloman to close

By Lauren Villagran A temporary shelter for immigrant kids at Holloman Air Force Base is going dark this week. The Central American children currently housed in an isolated wing of Holloman will be relocated by the end of the week and the temporary shelter will put in reserve, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The number of unaccompanied children arriving at the Southwest border has fallen in the first two...

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Families reunite at US-Mexico border fence: ‘We touch hands, but it is like being in jail’
Feb17

Families reunite at US-Mexico border fence: ‘We touch hands, but it is like being in jail’

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — Hundreds of families and border residents separated by the U.S.-Mexico border gathered Monday at a chain-link fence separating the countries for a binational protest targeting U.S. immigration policy. Mothers sobbed, sisters exchanged laughs and children swapped candy through the fence during an event organized by immigrant rights activists to illustrate how the border and immigration policy divides families. The...

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UNM students protest border control agents at job fair
Feb10

UNM students protest border control agents at job fair

By: Haley Rush Border control recruiters were the target at the University of New Mexico’s job fair Tuesday by a group of student protesters. Video shows what the students are calling a peaceful protest. They held up a sign that said “stop separating our families and keep border control out of UNM.” But it didn’t take long before students were asked to leave. “The fact that they were standing in front of us and protecting the border...

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Homeland Insecurity
Dec08

Homeland Insecurity

By: Melissa del Bosque and Patrick Michels Special Agent Gus Gonzalez leaned back in the front seat of his truck to get a better angle with his camera. It was December 5, 2011, a chilly day for a stakeout in subtropical South Texas. He’d been waiting for hours in the parking lot of an Academy sporting goods store in Brownsville. A few miles away, across the river in Mexico, a war over drugs and money raged. U.S. residents, paid by the...

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U.S. to Open Shelters for New Surge of Youths Crossing Southwest Border
Dec08

U.S. to Open Shelters for New Surge of Youths Crossing Southwest Border

By: Julia Preston Reacting to a new surge in unaccompanied children crossing the southwest border illegally, the federal government is moving to open two shelters in Texas and one in California this month, adding at least 1,400 beds to handle the increased flow, senior Obama administration officials said Monday. Alarm bells sounded in Washington after officials saw the sharp rise in the numbers of youths without their parents who were...

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Millennials on Immigration: Government Should Not Deport All Immigrants From US
Dec07

Millennials on Immigration: Government Should Not Deport All Immigrants From US

By: Michael Oleaga Millennials, the largest demographic in the country, overwhelmingly disapprove plans to deport all undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. Based on the latest national poll by CNN and the Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) International, millennials, an age group largely comprising of Americans between 18 and 34 years old, said the government’s top priority in regards to immigration should be to...

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