Immigration Law

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Make Border Deaths Part of Immigration Debate
Posted on 7 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"People on a quest for a better life are not stopped by border infrastructure — unless it kills them. And it too often does. The boots-on-the-ground enforcement experts see the real problem. “We all know that illegal immigration is a... Read More

Angelo Paparelli: Legislatively Required, Bureaucratically Enabled Immigration Deaths
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo has a work-around for the 3/10 year bar problem: "[S]eemingly mandatory legislative procedures that lead to immigration deaths only appear necessary if the Administration is unwilling to look under the hood of the immigration laws to find... Read More

Advocates Seek Solutions to Migrant Deaths in Arizona
Posted on 6 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In late April, a Vista father of five children died in the Arizona desert trying to re-enter the country illegally and became one of the nearly 200 people who die each year in that stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Authorities recovered the remains... Read More

ICE, Kern County Can't Escape HIV Death Claims
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge partially nixed claims against Kern County over the deaths of HIV-positive prisoners who died while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Dora Baires, the mother of Juan Carlos Baires, brought the lawsuit on behalf... Read More

Border Crossings Down, But Deaths Remain the Same: Video
Posted on 23 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Border crossings are at an all-time low but the number of recorded deaths remain the same. Since President Barack Obama took office, he's overseen at least 1.8 million deportations, a figure that has likely reached 2 million today. Fusion's... Read More

Dying to Come to the U.S.
Posted on 6 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"29-year-old Jorge Garcia Medina died in the Japul Mountains of California in 2009. His wife waited in vain for a call that he’d made it through so that she could pay off his smugglers. A diabetic, he ran out of insulin during the arduous... Read More

Shootings by CBP Agents Increase Border Tensions
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As rocks hurled from Mexico rained down on United States Border Patrol agents one night last October, at least one of the agents drew his gun and fired across the border, striking a teenager 11 times, 7 times in the back. The boy, José Antonio... Read More

Tags: deaths , cbp , shootings , border

South Texas Overtaking Arizona as Place Where More Border Crossers Die
Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The new scrutiny of South Texas by a civil-rights group focused on identifying bodies underscores a geographical shift: Texas is overtaking Arizona in migrant deaths. An accurate count is hard to gather because state, federal and local agencies... Read More

Tags: deaths , Arizona , border , Texas

A Path to America, Marked by More and More Bodies
Posted on 4 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Manny Fernandez, New York Times, May 4, 2017 - "More people have died illegally crossing the southwestern border of the United States in the last 16 years than were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina combined. From... Read More

Tags: deaths , border

Report Shows Poor Medical Care Led to Deaths at U.S. Immigration Jails
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Feb. 25, 2016 - "A report, Fatal Neglect: How ICE Inspections Ignore Deaths in Detention , released today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Detention Watch Network (DWN) and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), examines... Read More

Investigation Documents Undercount of Border Deaths
Posted on 18 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rob O'Dell, Daniel González, Jill Castellano, Beatriz Alvarado and Rafael Carranza, the Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2017 - "Across sandy Texas scrubland, along swift-moving California canals, in searing Arizona deserts and within remote... Read More

Tags: deaths , border

Angelo Paparelli: Legislatively Required, Bureaucratically Enabled Immigration Deaths
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo has a work-around for the 3/10 year bar problem: "[S]eemingly mandatory legislative procedures that lead to immigration deaths only appear necessary if the Administration is unwilling to look under the hood of the immigration laws to find... Read More