Latest in: Borders

  • Verdict in Trial of Border Police Murder to be Announced This Week

    November 19, 2018
    Tucson, AZ – On Friday, November 16, a jury in the federal court in Tucson began deliberation in the ongoing second trial of Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, who killed 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez in 2012. The first trial this spring failed to convict…...
  • Border Patrol Agent Back on Trial for Cross-Border Killing of Teenager

    November 16, 2018
    Tucson, AZ – Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz is being retried in court for the 2012 cross-border killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. In April 2018, Swartz was found not guilty of second degree murder with hung jury on lesser charges of manslaughter. A…...
  • Military and Militias Deploy to US/Mexico Border to Confront Caravan of Asylum Seekers

    November 8, 2018
    President Donald Trump has deployed thousands of active-duty soldiers to the US/Mexico border to support the Department of Homeland Security in stopping a caravan of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. A plan enacted on October 26, called “Operation Faithful Patriot“,…...
  • Occupy ICE Denver Camps Outside GEO ICE Detention Center

    October 29, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On Sunday evening, immigrant rights and social justice advocates began setting up tents and tarps outside one of the biggest privately-owned ICE Detention Facilities in the country. This detention facility in Aurora is operated by the prison company GEO Group and has…...
  • Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA: A Discussion With Maggie Mayhem at DEFCON

    August 20, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV – According to sex workers’ rights activist Maggie Mayhem, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and FOSTA, have created a more dangerous environment for sex workers in the United States, driving them back onto the street. A November 2017 research paper …...
  • #OccupyICE Movement Grows Momentum in Colorado

    August 6, 2018
    Centennial, CO – On the morning of Thursday, August 2, 2018, after sustaining an #OccupyICE encampment vigil for almost four days, eight advocates blockaded the two main driveway entrances to the ICE Denver Field Office. Using PVC pipes to connect their arms, the eight participants,…...
  • Philadelphia Reduces Police Help To ICE; ‘Occupy ICE’ Camp Moves

    July 30, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – On Friday, July 27, Mayor Jim Kenney announced he would not be renewing a contract that allowed ICE agents access to the Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) database maintained by Philadelphia police. The city will now let the PARS contract expire at…...
  • ICE Occupation Emerges at Denver Field Office

    July 30, 2018
    Centennial, CO – In the evening of Sunday, July 29, 2018, a coalition of many local immigrant rights and social justice groups gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Denver Field Office to hold an encampment vigil. Watch our live coverage below from Monday…...
  • Camp Healing Souls Joins Solidarity Actions to #AbolishICE

    July 23, 2018
    Big Sandy Lake, MN – Camp Healing Souls, a Ojibwe cultural camp in northern Minnesota joined an #AbolishICE day of action on July 17, 2018. The camp organized a small flotilla of local water protectors, children, and residents to canoe across Big Sandy Lake. The…...
  • “Tech Won’t Build It: The New Tech Resistance” Discussion Panel

    July 11, 2018
    Cambridge, MA – Workers in the technology sector have organized in recent weeks to compel the companies they work for to drop controversial projects, part of a growing movement dubbed “The New Tech Resistance”. In June, Google engineers organized to close the Project Maven contract,…...