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Panel: U.S. must change immigration laws or risk losing global competitiveness

"That's the bottom line of a panel discussion Tuesday by two El Paso business leaders, an El Paso immigration lawyer, El Paso Mayor John Cook and the author of Immigrant Inc., about how immigrant entrepreneurs are driving the new economy. The United States will lose its global competitiveness...

Federal immigration agency turns to El Paso migrants' shelter for help

"Necessity often results in unexpected relationships, and that's one way to describe the connection between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Annunciation House in El Paso, a shelter for undocumented immigrants. Ruben Garcia, the shelter's director, said that as the...

A Prison By Any Other Name

"The one-week program on the enforcement of immigration law at the border (hosted by Hofstra Law School and is taught at the University of Texas in El Paso) ended this past Saturday, May 25. I didn't have the chance to blog about the last two substantive days of the program so I'm going...

Border Wedding Ceremony Highlights Immigration Battle

"The inches Maricruz Valtierra Zuniga stood from the United States border on Tuesday morning could be as close as the new bride ever gets to this country. In a wedding ceremony atop the international bridge, witnessed by family members, a U.S. congressman and Customs and Border Protection agents...

Texas Rancher Threatens to 'Get Kinda Western' on DHS over Border Fence

"The 18-foot-high border fence intended to seal the U.S.-Mexican border from San Diego to Brownsville will soon close a half-mile gap just west of Downtown El Paso. The new section will run right through the spot where many historians believe Spanish explorer Don Juan de Oñate crossed the...

American Citizen Sues Feds, Hospital for Invasive Body Cavity Searches at Border

The facts are appalling : A slight, 54-year-old American woman was strip-searched, then subjected to repeated X-rays, rectal and vaginal probes by CBP and the University Medical Center in El Paso for six hours. Finding nothing, CBP released her without any apology . The hospital billed her $5,000 for...

Backlog Crushes El Paso Immigration Court Docket

"A shortage of immigration judges across the nation has caused a massive pileup of thousands of cases across the country. The backlog of cases hits especially hard in the Borderland where some people have to wait up to four years to go before an immigration judge. "It's just amazing how...

DHS Flies Central American Migrants From McAllen to El Paso

"Overwhelmed by the number of immigrants crossing illegally into in South Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol was scheduled to send a planeload of recent arrivals across the state to El Paso for processing for the first time on Wednesday. Immigrants who cross the Rio Grande and enter the state illegally...

El Paso Businesswoman Opens Shelter for Central American Refugee Children

"A successful El Paso businesswoman, moved by images of children sleeping one on top of the other on concrete floors in U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding cells, is trying to turn the former corrections facility into a home for immigrant children. “Our community has been able to come...

Asylum Politics: How ICE Violates Rights in El Paso

"Singh has experienced something very different from the American dream he had hoped for. He has spent every day since his arrival—more than a year—inside a dorm room in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s El Paso Processing Center, a group of blue-and-white low-slung...

Unpub. BIA Bond Victory; El Salvador; Asylum; El Paso; Virginia

"On appeal, the respondent argues that the Immigration Judge erred in concluding that she was an extreme flight risk and that no amount of bond would reasonably assure her appearance at future immigration proceedings. The appeal will be sustained. The respondent, a native and citizen of EI Salvador...

Sua Sponte Reopening Victory in DV Case; Venue Change

"In her motion to reopen, the respondent has provided evidence that she suffered physical, mental, and sexual abuse in EI Salvador at the hands of family members when she was very young, and similar abuse later in her life at the hands of a man she calls her common law husband. In light of recent...

New Movie, 'El Paso,' Spotlights Asylum for Mexican Journalists

Center for Migration Studies, Jan. 12, 2015 - "The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) invites you to a special screening of ‘El Paso,’ – a new film from executive producer Roberto Garza and director Everardo Gonzalez. The movie follows two journalists – reporter...