New York Times Sues DOJ Under FOIA for Immigration Court Decision in Salvadoran Death Squad Case

"New York Times reporter Julia Preston sued the Department of Justice for records on retired Salvadoran Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, who led the National Guard and Defense Ministry while death squads murdered tens of thousands of people. He has been denied relief from removal from the United...

DOJ Releases IJ Ruling Calling for Removal of Salvadoran General Vides Casanova

"This week, in response to a lawsuit filed by The New York Times and Julia Preston, the Department of Justice released the ruling of an immigration judge stating that Salvadoran Defense Minister Vides Casanova is subject to removal from the United States due to his participation in the torture of...

Snakes and Thorny Brush, and Children at the Border Alone

Hidalgo, Texas: "Border agents drove their patrol vehicles one recent day at dusk through this spit of land on the bank of the Rio Grande. Here, in a place known as the Devil’s Corner, smugglers on the Mexican side have chosen to bring thousands of women and children to American soil. After...

As U.S. Speeds Deportation of Central American Refugees, Distress Fills New Family Detention Centers

"After declaring the surge of Central American migrants crossing the border a humanitarian crisis, the Obama administration has shifted sharply to a strategy of deterrence, moving families to isolated facilities and placing them on a fast track for deportation to send a blunt message back home that...

Is the Tide Turning in Artesia?

A 'fire brigade' of volunteer lawyers at the remote Artesia, New Mexico immigration jail for mothers and children is producing results. Reporters Cindy Carcamo and Julia Preston report.