US: Migrants Returned to Danger

Serious Flaws in Border Screening of Fleeing Central Americans October 16, 2014 from Human Rights Watch (San Pedro Sula) – The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 44-page report, “‘You…

Arizona Immigration Law

President George W. Bush supported reforms in 2004 that would have included amnesty for the estimated 10 million illegal immigrants in the country. That proposal failed to make it through congress. Not long after, Bush ordered 6,000 National Guard troops to the border of  Arizona to strengthen security. Obama pulled off this tactic, though he…

Talking “Secure Communities” on the Bill Newman Show

On Wednesday, June 8, I joined Bill Newman on the WHMP “Bill Newman Show” to talk about Governor Patrick’s recent decision not to participate in the federal “Secure Communities” program, the (anonymous) response by the federal immigration agency, and prospects for anti-immigrant legislation at the Massachusetts State House. To hear the show, click on the…