Show Me Your Papers: Turning the Tables

Put forth by XicanoPwr


In less than 48 hours Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070) will become law. That day, 1.4 million American Latinos living in Arizona and any passing through will become potential targets of racial profiling as SB1070 gives local law enforcement the jurisdiction to request proof of citizenship based solely on “suspicion.” During the progressive conference Netroots […]

Homeland Security’s Mass Deportation Program

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Reporting for the Big Bend Sentinel, Sterry Butcher reported on the US Department of Homeland Security’s new mass deportation program taking place in Presidio, Texas. On Nov 1, Homeland Security and Border Patrol began transferring 94 undocumented men a day from Tucson, AZ Sector to Presidio under the guise of cracking down on human smuggling. […]

Imazapyr: Laredo’s “Agent Orange”

Put forth by XicanoPwr


As I mentioned, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stopped the aerial spraying of the herbicide, imazapyr, on the Carrizo cane along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank, according to the Laredo Morning Times. Border Patrol was hoping to eliminate the invasive Carrizo cane to improve the visibility along the border. The plan […]

Laredo’s ‘Agent Orange’ Controversy

Put forth by XicanoPwr


Along the border, rhetoric is high. As if there were not enough things to worry about here at home US, there is however, one more issue that may create the final perfect storm: Mexico. The violence in Mexico that has spun out of control so quickly in 2008 has created a political reaction. It is […]

Politics of Humanity: ICE’s and Border Patrol’s Child Abuse Policy

Put forth by XicanoPwr


A study released by the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) found that more than 43,000 undocumented, unaccompanied children have been mistreated while in custody and denied access to representation by Customs and Border Protection (Border Patrol) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and then transported home unsafely. According to the study, A Child Alone […]

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