Separations

This is getting me where I live. For the past twenty years I’ve been touring the country with “Riders on the Orphan Train,” as educational outreach to raise awareness about the 250,000 children who were sent by train from New York to every state in the continental US to find new homes. The largest child …

Read moreSeparations

Britain’s Windrush tragedy: Would this happen if DACA were rescinded?

Picture showing Protestors from Global Justice Now demonstrate outside the Home Office in London.

(LONDON) Every day here in Britain, a new twist in the Windrush scandal hits the news. Workers arriving in the United Kingdom between 1948 and 1973 from Caribbean countries have been labeled the “Windrush Generation,” named after the ship HMT Empire Windrush. This ship first arrived in England in June 1948, bringing workers primarily from …

Read moreBritain’s Windrush tragedy: Would this happen if DACA were rescinded?

Community groups demand justice for Jose Antonio and charges dropped for No More Deaths humanitarian aid worker

A coalition of community organizations will hold a joint press conference calling for a retrial of Border Patrol Officer Lonnie Swartz and dismissal of the felony charges against aid worker Scott Warren on Friday May 11th at 9 am (PST) in front of the DeConcini U.S. Courthouse, Tucson, AZ. That day, there will be a …

Read moreCommunity groups demand justice for Jose Antonio and charges dropped for No More Deaths humanitarian aid worker

Commentary: Verdict in Nogales Border Patrol Shooting

By Norah Booth The shooting death of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on October 10, 2012, was the U.S. Border Patrol’s sixth cross-border killing of an unarmed Mexican citizen. The Mexican government requested, routinely, that the accused be extradited to Mexico for trial. Routinely, the U.S. government denied this request. Would this be the first …

Read moreCommentary: Verdict in Nogales Border Patrol Shooting

Opposing S.744, The Senate’s “Immigration Reform” Bill

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 24, the Senate voted to move forward with an immigration-reform package that includes extreme border militarization tied to an already onerous pathway to citizenship. Due to the devastating impacts that these provisions will have on border communities, future migrants, and the 4–5 million existing undocumented residents in the U.S. …

Read moreOpposing S.744, The Senate’s “Immigration Reform” Bill