Beyond the Border: Lawman’s burden

 A south Texas sheriff's department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis.  Part four of Beyond the Border, a series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive teamRecovering human remains in the heat of a South Texas summer is More

Beyond the Border: ‘A cemetery for our people’

A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in south Texas and nearly loses herself.  Part three of Beyond the Border, a four-part series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian.  By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive team It was the phone calls to Guatemala that Alba Caceres dreaded More

Beyond the Border: ‘This is our home’

With migrants streaming through south Texas, landowners are caught between protecting their property and saving lives. Part two of Beyond the Border, a four-part series from a partnership between The Texas Observer and the Guardian. Watch: The ranchers of Brooks County Click title to watch video. By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian More

Beyond the Border, Into the Wilderness

 Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. In 2012, 271 migrants died while crossing through Texas, surpassing Arizona as the nation's most dangerous entry point. The majority of those deaths didn't occur at the Texas-Mexico border but in rural Brooks County, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, where the More

Bethania Palma Markus: Borderland Deaths of Migrants Quietly Reach Crisis Numbers

While most attention on immigration has been directed recently at the human drama unfolding around a surge of children fleeing from Central American countries, the immigrant death toll on the US-Mexico border has quietly exploded, even as undocumented migration overall has plummeted. By Bethania Palma Markus, | Report  Sunday, 27 July 2014    Undocumented More

Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border

Reminder for those in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Protest: Don't Deport Refugee Children | Protesta contra deportacion de los niños refugiados Thursday July 31 at 5:00pm Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis To sign a petition calling for President Obama to provide legal counsel to all children facing deportation, click here. By Lia G. Melikian  Customs and Border More

BethAnne Nelson: Humanity at the Border

 It is an act of peace, a necessary act of justice, for us to provide care to them when they are in need.  Immigration is a peace and justice issue. Immigration is a feminist issue. By BethAnne Nelson  WAMM Newsletter   Spring II Nothing but experience can really capture the truth of the desert. It More

Anne Winkler Morey Blog> Observations in Las Cruces and El Paso/Juarez

WAMM members Anne and David Winkler-Morey have been biking the country since June of 2011.  They have shared their observations during this trip on a blog.  All the entries over the months are interesting, but this perspective, one we don’t often get, on immigration and workers rights in Texas and New Mexico, along with conditions More

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