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Another District Court Rejects Matter of Rojas: Valdez v. Terry

"[R]egardless of how many district courts have followed or rejected the BIA’s decision in Matter of Rojas, those decisions are not binding on this Court and the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that the mandatory detention provision in § 1226(c) does not apply to Petitioner. The...

Fewer Crossing, More Dying: Our Deadly Border

"Death stalks the borderlands. But the dead aren't considered worthy of much notice. By the end of August, the bodies of 122 illegal border crossers had been found in Arizona's southern deserts. Border Patrol apprehensions dropped 75 percent in its Tuscon sector from fiscal year 2004 to...

Make Border Deaths Part of Immigration Debate

"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 crime, but it’s not a crime you should lose...

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Dallas County, Sheriff Lupe Valdez over Immigration Holds, Bonds

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 27, 2015 - "A federal civil rights suit was filed yesterday by 16 plaintiffs against Dallas County and Sheriff Lupe Valdez over bonds and the use of immigration holds requested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The suit raises Fourth...

Video: Crossing the Line - A Marriage Across Borders

Linda Valdez, Aug. 14, 2016 - "I’m coming up on the 28th anniversary of my marriage to Sixto, who came across the border illegally. We were married two weeks later. Our love story is the antidote to the ugly rhetoric about Mexico and Mexican immigrants. It goes beyond the politics to look...