The remains of at least 6,000 migrants have been found in U.S. desert land since U.S.-Mexico border policies were implemented in the 1990s. Some groups estimate that for each set of remains recovered, those of 10 more people are lost to the harsh desert elements. Advocates and authorities attribute the escalating number of deaths not only to rising heat but also to ever-tightening border security forcing migrants into more remote and dangerous terrain. As we come up to United Nations’ International Migrants Day, we must recognize this human rights crisis that is taking place at our border. No matter your opinion on immigration reform, this is a crisis that all of us, as humans, are responsible for addressing – and ending. Visit Coalición de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths for more information. Watch this video and take action to ensure that the U.S. government restores fair immigration and racial justice.
287G | Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | Race | Racial Profiling | Video | WomenEarly one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernible reason. At one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story is the centerpiece of this powerful documentary depicting the reality of harsh immigration laws and post-9/11 racial … More »
287G | Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | Race | Racial Profiling | Video | WomenStories from around the country are revealing how recent laws such as Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s H.B. 56 are causing intense damage to families, communities and economies, with devastating consequences for immigrant women. These laws leave parents unable to protect their children. They force women to choose between the threat of an abusive husband and … More »
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Sonia has worked so hard for this: a healthy family and a normal life in an average American town. But on a night that should have been like any other, she is forced to make an impossible choice that could shatter her family’s dreams forever. Keep your daughter safe — … More »
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287G | Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Family | Race | Racial Profiling | Reproductive rights | Video | WomenJuana’s story is one of Breakthrough’s most shared and talked- about videos.
One day while driving in Tennessee — and while nine months pregnant — Juana was stopped for a supposed traffic violation (of which she was later cleared). Before she knew it, Juana, an immigrant from Mexico, found herself in jail awaiting possible detention. Then she … More »
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Deportation | Detention | Due Process | Enforcement | Fair Day in Court | Family | Immigration | VideoWarren Joseph, a Trinidadian who came to the U.S., obtained his Green Card and chose to do the ultimate American act — join the Army. After returning from the war in Iraq, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, ultimately being sent to immigration detention where he languished for 3 years, facing and observing numerous counts … More »