Nov 04, 2019

This year’s ballot includes a city bond initiative, a slate of amendments to the Texas state constitution, a special election for the District 3 City Council seat currently held by Rep. Cassandra Hernandez and a few other measures depending on where you live.

Sep 20, 2019

The Trump administration has taken radical actions to limit asylum and build a wall at the southern border in flagrant disregard of the rights of migrants, border communities and the environment.

Jul 22, 2019

A new interim rule regarding asylum was issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice on July 16, 2019. The rule bars migrants arriving at the southern border from seeking asylum if they have already passed through a “third country” - another country where they can potentially seek asylum.

May 08, 2019

Remain in Mexico was rolled out in the Tijuana/San Diego area, expanding to Mexicali/Calexico and then Ciudad Juárez/El Paso by mid-March. As of early May 2019, over 3,000 migrants have been targeted under this program and returned to Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez alone.

Nov 21, 2018

Q&A on Asylum Seekers

As the flow of asylum seekers and those forced to migrate to the US-Mexico border continues, it is important to understand what is happening and why. This time we take a look at common misconceptions and answer the most frequently asked questions surrounding asylum seekers, the caravan and more.

Sep 21, 2018

Wall imposed in El Paso’s historic neighborhood

A new update on immigration policies from the perspective of the border. In this edition of Frontera Facts we update you on Family Separation, New Border Crossing Data, Rights of Victims of Border Patrol Abuse,  Status of DACA and much more.

Aug 13, 2018

Immigration Policy Update

A new update on immigration policies from the perspective of the border. In this edition of Frontera Facts we update you on Family Separation, New Border Crossing Data, Rights of Victims of Border Patrol Abuse,  Status of DACA and much more.

Jul 11, 2018

Right to Asylum Under Siege

Latest edition of Frontera Facts provides updates as to the erosion of the right to asylum in the U.S and efforts to resist this trend

Jun 22, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Detention Executive Order

On Wednesday, June 20, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order regarding family separation, “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation”. These FAQ’s are designed to help better understand what the Executive Order means.

Jun 18, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about Separation of Families at the Border

Hope Border Institute joins demands for immediate end to family separation, assesses implications of new CBP data, and calls attention to related policies intended to deter asylum seekers at ports of entry such as El Paso.

Jun 08, 2018

Family Separation and Asylum Turnaways

Hope Border Institute joins demands for immediate end to family separation, assesses implications of new CBP data, and calls attention to related policies intended to deter asylum seekers at ports of entry such as El Paso.

May 31, 2018

Border Patrol Violence

Hope Border Institute demands justice in the case of the Border Patrol's killing of Claudia Patricia Gómez González and other human rights abuses.

May 16, 2018

Immigration Update (May 16)

The latest on immigration from the perspective of the border. In this edition of Frontera Facts we update you on the Las Cruces Stonegarden Grant, Family Separation, DACA Court Battles, TPS and more.

May 03, 2018

Migrant Caravan & Immigration Updates

President Trump has targeted the caravan of Central Americans (primarily from Honduras and El Salvador) organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras that left Mexico’s southern border with on March 25th.

Feb 28, 2018

Troubling Decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez

The Supreme Court’s alarming decision on February 27th in the Jennings v. Rodriguez case decided by a 5 to 3 vote that indefinite detention of migrants and asylum seekers is permissible under federal immigration law.

Feb 20, 2018

Congress Deadlock on Dreamers, the border and immigration reform

Hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and their families continue to live in uncertainty in the wake of the U.S Senate’s failure to act on Thursday, February 15th. Senators were unable to reach consensus on any of the bills proposed to protect Dreamers from deportation.

Jan 17, 2018

Justice for Haitian migrants in the Americas

Hope Border Institute joins campaign for justice for Haitian migrants in the Americas. Representatives of Haitian migrant organizations, advocates, and policy analysts, have launched a new international campaign to demand justice for Haitian migrants throughout the Americas.

Jan 09, 2018

Trump administration holds Dreamers hostage

Trump administration holds DACA recipients hostage and threatens to precipitate government showdown by insisting on $33 billion border wall and border security package

Dec 19, 2017

Las Cruces: a Welcoming city to Immigrants

Las Cruces adopts historic resolution declaring itself a “Welcoming Community for Immigrants" committed to defending immigrant rights on International Migrants’ Day

 

 

Dec 18, 2017

The U.S withdrawal from UN Migraton Compact

The U.S government recently announced its decision to withdraw from the negotiating process within the UN that is intended to result in the adoption of historic global compacts on migration and refugees at an unprecedented world summit in September 2018. This decision echoes similar ones to distance the U.S from equivalent global processes within the context of climate change (the Paris accords), negotiations regarding nuclear proliferation with Iran, and from key international organizations such as UNESCO.

 

 

Dec 18, 2017

Newly released DHS enforcement data heightens concerns in US-Mexico region

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just released[1] its 2017 immigration enforcement data which document the impact of the intensification of enforcement initiatives under Trump at the border and elsewhere.

 

 

 

Nov 27, 2017

White House Immigration Policy Priorities

Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old girl of Mexican origin with cerebral palsy, was first intercepted during her recovery and then detained for 10 days at a shelter in San Antonio.  Rosa’s ordeal presents an instance of unjust deprivation of freedom and forcible separation from her family. 

 

Oct 21, 2017

Update on SB4 and ICE Detainers

Despite overwhelming opposition, SB4, Texas's anti-sanctuary legislation signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, entered into effect on September 1. A lawsuit filed on behalf of Texas communities, including El Paso, against the state argues that SB4 violates the U.S Constitution by threatening guarantees of free speech and equal protection.  

Sep 14, 2017

DACA and Dreamers Quick Facts

On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration terminated DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This action to end DACA immediately halts new applications and puts nearly 800,000 young immigrants at risk of deportation.

Sep 11, 2017

Defend DACA

President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program as of September 5, 2017, impacts the over 880,000 undocumented individuals who entered the U.S. as children, also known as Dreamers.  We must stand with Dreamers and urge Congress to pass the Dream Act 2017 and permanently protect our Dreamers.

Aug 23, 2017

The Raise Act

The RAISE Act was introduced in the Senate this month with strong support from President Trump. The bill is expected to face opposition from both sides of the aisle. Republicans and Democrats alike have criticized the significant changes the bill will have on family-based migration, humanitarian needs and the negative impact these major alterations will have on the economy.

Aug 23, 2017

Stand with Dreamers

The Dream Act of 2017, S. 1615, was introduced this summer by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL). This bipartisan legislation protects an estimated 1.9 million immigrant youth from deportation, including the approximately 884,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as Dreamers.  

Jul 25, 2017

The Border Wall

House Republicans recently passed a spending bill with $1.6 billion attached to begin funding President Trump’s so-called Border Wall. This effort to build a wall on our southern border with Mexico is ineffective, diverts funds from necessary infrastructure improvements needed at ports of entry, and threatens to further militarize communities on the border.

May 16, 2017

SB4

Despite overwhelming opposition, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), also known as the “Anti-Sanctuary” bill, into law on Sunday, May 7, via Facebook live-stream and behind closed doors. Hundreds of Lone Star residents, including sheriffs and police chiefs, testified against the bill, an unusual level of public engagement for state legislation. SB4 passed both the Senate and the House with votes across party lines and will take effect on September 1, 2017. 

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