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  • Needtoknow
    As the Senate begins debate over border enforcement in the immigration reform bill, we look at the human cost of militarization of the border. The award-winning PBS documentary "Crossing the Line at the Border: Dying to Get Back," tells the story of Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, a 39-year-old father of five U.S.-born children. After being deported last year, Alfonso got heat stroke while attempting to re-enter the U.S. through the...
    Jun 13, 2013 | Story
  • Solalinde
    As Congress continues to shape an immigration reform bill that could provide a path to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented residents, we look at the overlooked plight of migrants from Central and South America who travel through Mexico en route to the United States. Many of them are fleeing violence and poverty in their countries only to face robberies, beatings and kidnappings by smugglers who hold them for ransom. Human rights...
    May 23, 2013 | Story
  • Us-borderpatrol-4
    A joint investigation by the Washington Monthly and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute has found over the past five years U.S. border agents have shot across the border at least 10 times, killing a total of six Mexicans on Mexican soil. The killings have gone unpunished after a court ruled the Mexican victims have no standing to sue in U.S. courts since they died on their own soil. Investigative reporter John Carlos Frey writes:...
    May 07, 2013 | Story
  • May_day_best
    Tens of thousands of immigrants took to the streets Wednesday to join in May Day marches and call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. People held massive demonstrations from Los Angeles to Alabama, to Chicago, to here in New York City. The rallies come as the immigration reform bill proposed by the Senate’s bipartisan "Gang of 8" now makes its way through the House. A working group there has proposed a plan...
    May 02, 2013 | Story
  • Immigration_rally_2
    Tens of thousands of immigrants from around the country joined allies from the labor movement and beyond to "Rally for Citizenship" Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The demonstrators urged Congress to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents. Among those who came to push for reform were farm workers from California and house cleaners from Alabama. They were...
    Apr 11, 2013 | Story
  • Juan2
    As tens of thousands rallied on Capitol Hill for humane reform Wednesday, more details emerged on the bipartisan immigration plan being drafted in the Senate. The deal will reportedly require greatly increased surveillance and policing near the U.S.-Mexico border. According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. immigration officials would have to certify complete monitoring of the southern U.S. border and a 90 percent success rate in blocking...
    Apr 11, 2013 | Story
  • Cornish_girl_3
    The new film "The Girl" examines the issue of undocumented immigrants and human smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border. Starring award-winning actress Abbie Cornish, "The Girl" tells the story of a young, down-and-out Texas mother who loses her son to foster care and subsequently gets involved with trying to smuggle Mexicans into the United States. Her plan goes awry, and she finds herself stranded with a young Mexican...
    Mar 07, 2013 | Story
  • Aura_bogado
    Addressing the plight of some 11 million undocumented people currently living in the United States, President Obama’s State of the Union address emphasized the benefits of comprehensive immigration reform. Obama urged Congress to send him legislation to sign into law in the next few months. We get reaction on what Obama didn’t say — namely, his record levels of deportation — from Aura Bogado, a reporter who covers...
    Feb 13, 2013 | Story
  • Radio_ambulante_ok
    The new Spanish-language radio program "Radio Ambulante" gathers voices from around Latin America and the United States to showcase the untold human stories behind issues such as immigration and kidnappings. Using a network of journalists from around the Americas, the monthly program fills a gaping hole in the radio landscape for Spanish speakers. We’re joined by Radio Ambulante executive producer Daniel Alarcón, the acclaimed...
    Feb 07, 2013 | Story
  • President Obama has vowed to make immigration reform a priority of his second administration. Today he is announcing a sweeping blueprint for immigration reform backed by a bipartisan group of senators. The Senate plan includes an "earned path to citizenship" for the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States, but also demands tougher border enforcement, including more use of drones, and a system for tracking those...
    Jan 31, 2013 | DN! In Depth