Border Crisis

  • CO Community Gathers Outside GEO ICE Facility on Longest Day of Year

    June 21, 2019
    Aurora, CO – Friday marks the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. Often the solstice is an especially dangerous day for those who are walking through the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border in search of relief in the United States. Community…...
  • New Years Blockade at Youth Detention Tent City

    January 2, 2019
    Tornillo, TX – Indigenous people, migrant rights activists, and their allies are entering the second week of a protest occupation at the gates of the USA’s largest detention facility for immigrant children. The controversial prison camp, which exclusively holds immigrant minors, is based in Tornillo,…...
  • Asylum Seekers from Caravans Gather Along U.S./Mexico Border

    November 23, 2018
    Mexico/U.S. Border – Unicorn Riot sent a team of two that spent five days from November 15 to 20, 2018 along the United States/Mexico border south of San Diego, California as caravans of asylum seekers arrived in Tijuana, Mexico. We witnessed coils of razor wire…...
  • 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…...
  • Icebreaker Pt 2 – Confidential Homeland Security Asset Forfeiture and Search and Seizure Handbooks

    February 22, 2018
    Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Department of Homeland Security manuals showing how DHS’s largest investigative arm, Homeland Security Investigations, advised its agents to conduct their operations. Part 2 of the Icebreaker series covers the HSI “Search and Seizure” and “Asset Forfeiture” handbooks. Some of the material…...
  • Humanitarian Arrested After Group Releases Report Implicating US Border Patrol

    January 23, 2018
    Ajo, AZ – Hours after the release of a report titled ‘Interference with Humanitarian Aid: Death and ​Disappearance on the US-Mexico Border‘, which exposes the US Border Patrol’s efforts to destroy water, food, and blankets left by humanitarian aid workers, agents arrested an aid provider…...
  • November Vigil at GEO Group ICE Detention Center in CO

    November 6, 2017
    Aurora, CO – On November 6, 2017, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Coloradans for Immigrant Rights hosted their quarterly vigil at the GEO Group ICE Detention Center in Aurora, Colorado. Unicorn Riot was live streaming the vigil, which can be watched below: According…...
  • Jeanette Vizguerra Named One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People as She Remains in Sanctuary

    April 22, 2017
    Denver, CO – More than two months have passed since Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother and immigrant rights activist, entered into sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society in Denver. Jeanette Vizguerra: Life in Sanctuary from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Vizguerra…...
  • Crisis: Borderlands

    March 14, 2017
    In late February, Unicorn Riot dispatched a small media team intent on learning more about the ongoing border crisis to the desert borderlands of Arizona in the southwest United States. While there, we learned how the new Trump regime’s policies were impacting the local community. …...
  • Arizona Anti-ICE Demo Meets Arrests and Chemical Agents

    February 17, 2017
    Tucson, AZ – On February 16th, Unicorn Riot arrived at a demo against the recent waves of ICE raids across the country. When we arrived, the protest had taken the streets across from the federal building in downtown Tucson. The police blocked the march’s progression…...