Biden Suppresses Photos of Migrant Children Detention Camps, Denies Lawyer Access

By David Martinez It was revealed this week that Joe Biden has attempted to restrict photos showing the growing numbers of child migrants being held in detention camps along the southern border with Mexico. For multiple weeks, the Biden administration has denied media and lawyer access to facilities in an effort to suppress images and reports which expose that US imperialism’s heinous treatment of migrants … Continue reading Biden Suppresses Photos of Migrant Children Detention Camps, Denies Lawyer Access

Bakersfield: Community Protests outside ICE Processing Center

Photo Credit: La Hummingbird Flicks By Serran Soledad & Vanessa Garcia Protesters rallied outside the Mesa Verde Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center in Bakersfield, California on Saturday, demanding the release of undocumented youth detained at ICE facilities across the US. The protest, meant as a follow-up to actions held in January, hoped to put pressure on the newly inaugurated President Biden. Owned by … Continue reading Bakersfield: Community Protests outside ICE Processing Center

Opinion: Biden Traffics with Immigrant Struggles

By David Martinez This past week, Joe Biden’s administration issued an executive order to enact a 100-day moratorium on many of the deportation proceedings for undocumented immigrants residing in the US. Almost as soon as it was disseminated, a federal judge suspended it for fourteen days for review after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the order. Regardless of his actions, Biden … Continue reading Opinion: Biden Traffics with Immigrant Struggles

Santa Paula: Community Protests New Imperialist Administration, Calls for End to Child Detention Centers

By Serran Soledad On Wednesday, the Brown Berets of Santa Paula, with the support of various Ventura County-based community organizations, led 50 people on a march in the agricultural city located just 65 miles north of Los Angeles. The protest, which demanded the release of the estimated 48,000 undocumented youth confined in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, was part of a national call to … Continue reading Santa Paula: Community Protests New Imperialist Administration, Calls for End to Child Detention Centers

Hundreds of Migrant Children Can’t be Reunited with Parents

By Nélida Tello In a court filing on Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the US Justice Department documented that the parents of 545 migrant children, separated at the El Paso, Tx border by a 2017 pilot ‘family separation’ program, couldn’t be located. Government estimates conclude that about two-thirds of the parents have been deported to Central America, complicating reunification. Additionally, an ACLU … Continue reading Hundreds of Migrant Children Can’t be Reunited with Parents

Migrant Families Detained in Private Hotels Uncovered by Legal Advocates

By Sandra Harris Bourgeois media outlets and nonprofit immigration advocacy organizations recently discovered that migrant children and adults were being detained in hotels along the US-Mexico border region before they were being expelled without deportation proceedings. Last week, the nonprofit Texas Civil Rights Project found one of the hotels, a Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas where migrants were housed prior to expulsion. One … Continue reading Migrant Families Detained in Private Hotels Uncovered by Legal Advocates

Trump Threatens International Students With Deportation

By Peter Cherry This week, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) threatened to bar entry to or deport millions of international students studying in the US if their university does not offer in-person classes this fall. This announcement is part of a broader effort by the imperialist Donald Trump to use the pretext of coronavirus to further restrict immigration and increase deportations. This effort not only … Continue reading Trump Threatens International Students With Deportation

Oxnard: Protesters March on Quarantined Farmworker Housing Facility, Issue Demands

By Serran Soledad On Monday, protesters gathered outside Villa Las Brisas housing facility for a march against conditions that led to a major Covid-19 outbreak there in late June. 188 migrant farmworkers tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being housed at Reiter Affiliated Companies’ (RAC) facility during the Spring work season. Organized by Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group, the protest called for RAC to meet … Continue reading Oxnard: Protesters March on Quarantined Farmworker Housing Facility, Issue Demands

Trump Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa in Appeal to Reactionary Base

By Nélida Tello On Monday, imperialist President Donald Trump announced the suspension of new temporary work visas; H-1B, L-1, and J until January 2021, leaving open the possibility of extending the suspension. The move will impact more than 500,000 nonimmigrant workers and will disproportionately target Indian nonimmigrants on the H-1B visa. The effects of the executive order will be felt in 2021, as the issuance … Continue reading Trump Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa in Appeal to Reactionary Base