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For more than five years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has defended a policy that deprives long-term lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the opportunity to apply for a waiver that would allow them to remain in the United States. The policy at issue—announced through a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision—significantly narrows the group of LPRs who are eligible for this waiver.
Farm Bureau Warns Enforcement-Only Immigration Reform Would Harm America’s Food Supply
Petition Challenges DHS on Enforcement Priorities
New Mexico Governor Uses Anti-Immigrant Driver’s License Proposal as Fundraising Tool
¿Es Cierto Que los Inmigrantes Están Destinados a Darle la Espalda al Partido Republicano?
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|First Published: 2013-11-19
All around the world from Guatemala and South Africa to Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been focused on other people’s borders and the forces to be created and trained to guard them. In this piece, Todd Miller explores the way the very idea of US ‘borders’ is being stretched in all sorts of complex ways.
It isn’t exactly the towering 20-foot wall that runs like a scar through significant parts of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. Imagine instead the sort of metal police barricades you see at protests. These are unevenly lined up like so many crooked teeth on the Dominican Republic’s side of the river that acts as its border with Haiti. Like dazed versions of U.S. Border Patrol agents, the armed Dominican border guards sit at their assigned posts, staring at the opposite shore. There, on Haitian territory, children splash in the water and women wash clothes on rocks.
by Curt Prendergast
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:00 am | Updated: 9:35 am, Fri Aug 30, 2013.
By Curt Prendergast
Nogales International | 2 comments
On top of a hill east of Nogales, a mobile surveillance tower manned by a Border Patrol agent keeps watch on the border fence approximately a mile below.
The tower, which sits in the bed of a pickup truck, may soon be replaced with a permanent structure planted in the ground. And in order to make that a reality, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seizing small pieces of land east of Nogales, spawning frustration among the owners of the seized land that stretches like a snake from the end of Royal Road into the river valley.
This is not the first time that DHS has demanded that property owners in Santa Cruz County make way for border security infrastructure. Read more