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Immigration – Border

Zooming to the border for human rights

Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: November | December 2020

Activists, researchers, and journalists, concerned about human rights convened five panels representing different sections of the U.S.-Mexico Border.

The making of Trump trauma

Dr. Belinda Hernández Arriaga |  Issue: October 2020

Our call to action is NOW! We must vote, we must write letters to our representatives demanding change, we must demand an end to MPP.

The unimaginable journey to the southern border

Alejandro Rosel Arreola González Corral – High School teacher |  Issue: July | August 2019

They flock their way, to get to the promised land. They come seeking economic opportunities only to face disdain, hatred and, in many cases, death.

Not from here, nor from there

Gloria Meneses-Sandoval |  Issue: July | August 2019

The hype about terror, drugs, national security is catering to the U.S.-born and uninformed persons. It is a blatant disregard of fairness and human life.

‘You pay me, or you die with your daughter!’

Interview by Tribuno Del Pueblo |  Issue: July | August 2019

‘You pay me, or you die with your daughter!’ ‘No choice but to leave’: Why a mother and her baby fled Guatemala all alone.

‘We cannot lose our humanity’

Sister Norma Pimentel |  Issue: July | August 2019

It’s important that people see the truth, what we see here at the border. We don’t see criminals. We see families, who are in desperate need of help.


Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila — Borderangels.org |  Issue: May | June 2019

I am the Bad Hombre, Not your nightmare, But a friend … an Amigo who, Wants to dream and live in a better world, Alongside of you and all the others.

Hunger strike in detention center in Louisiana

From the editors |  Issue: May | June 2019

People being held in immigration detention in Louisiana are on a hunger strike to protest their inability to be free while making a case for asylum.

Which side are you on?

From the editors |  Issue: May | June 2019

People have the right to migrate and to seek asylum. We must end the militarization of the border and stop the detention and deportation of immigrants.

The whole system is guilty

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: February | March 2019

ICE detention centers are present-day concentration camps. Corporations profit from human suffering.

‘Hate words lead to hate actions’

Enrique Morones |  Issue: February | March 2019

On December 15, Enrique Morones gave a warm welcome and a bit of history to volunteers who were bringing, sorting and loading cars with donations.

Shutdown: Government makes war on workers

From the Editors |  Issue: February | March 2019

This shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Pedro: I left five daughters and my wife

Pedro |  Issue: February | March 2019

I am from Guatemala – I joined in Chiquimula, both happy and sad. The majority is from Honduras, but also from Guatemala.

Ana Gabriel recounts her trek in the caravan

Ana Gabriel |  Issue: February | March 2019

They killed my husband and I was afraid that something will happen to my children. I saw about the caravan on television and I joined it.

Migrant caravan

Laura Garcia |  Issue: November | December 2018

We the workers of the United Sates, a country of immigrants, must fight to keep the gates open for our sisters and brothers.

Abolish ICE, a perspective from the border

Pedro Ríos |  Issue: September | October 2018

The call to abolish ICE has gained popularity as many also disavow the Trump administration’s border policies of family separation and zero tolerance.

Victory! Laura Monterrosa released

from the Editors |  Issue: April | May 2018

  As we go to press Laura Monterrosa was released from detention March 16.  Her release is the result of a months long campaign that drew support from around the country. AUSTIN —I was at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center on Saturday to support Laura Monterrosa.  She is a 23-year-old asylum-seeker from El Salvador, […]

A country living in fear

Gloria Meneses-Sandoval |  Issue: November | December 2017

  SAN FRANCISCO – On September 18, the House Minority Leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, was not allowed to speak at a news conference when protesting DREAMers drowned her out with demands to protect all 11 million undocumented immigrants, not just the 800,000 DREAMers under DACA. The DREAMers were concerned about a deal that was struck […]

Trump’s first deportee: Guadalupe García de Rayos

From the editors |  Issue: March 2017

  “The only crime my mother committed was to go to work to give a better life for her children,” commented Jacqueline (14 years old) of Guadalupe García de Rayos, 35, one of the first causalities of Trump’s war on immigrants. She was seprated from Jacqueline, su hijo Angel, 16, and her spouse. Guadalupe had […]

Mega marches return

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: March 2017

  From his annoying tweeting to executive orders, President Trump is adjusting to just how much power he can have over the country in converting it toward a fascist state. His first order of business on January 20th, inauguration day, was to sign an executive order dealing with the Affordable Care Act, the so-called Obamacare, […]

Nothing new, just hypocrisy has been thrown out the window

Marú Mora Villalpando |  Issue: December | January 2017

  Editors’ note: Marú Mora Villalpando is a pro-immigrant right activist in Washington State. After years of activity in defense of the rights of the undocumented immigrant, she herself came out and announced her status. In 2013 she joined the local #Not1More deportation campaign to plan a civil disobedience action. On Feb 24, 2014, she […]

Friendship Park’s #LetThemHug Campaign in San Diego-Tijuana

Pedro Rios |  Issue: September | October 2016

  On most Saturdays and Sundays, people hike the 1.5 miles to arrive at Friendship Park, the southwestern most corner of the U.S. border with Mexico. From all over the United States and from throughout Mexico, Friendship Park is where families gather to see each other, albeit with the border fence between them. Visits on […]

Pope to Sister Norma: ‘I love you!’

Juan Torres |  Issue: October | November 2015

He singles out Texas nun to thank for ministering to immigrants In the spirit of solidarity in respect of human rights for immigrant families, Pope Francis made a virtual visit via satellite to three American cities — Los Angeles, Chicago, and McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.

Letter to the Editor on Donald Trump:

Francisco Reyes |  Issue: October | November 2015

Editor’s note: Reader Francisco Reyes responds to a People’s Tribune article entitled, “Attack on Immigrants Aims to Cultivate a Fascist Movement” in its August, 2015 issue. Can I sue Donald Trump for defamation of character?

Is Trump The New Hitler?

Alex Suarez |  Issue: October | November 2015

TAMPA, FL — Trump’s latest call for pogroms against about 12 million people, including “anchor babies” who are half this amount, and deporting all undocumented workers in the U.S., is unconstitutional to say the least. The fact is that the most people ever deported in a year in the U.S. was under Obama. But who […]

“Dead in the Sand”

Jim West |  Issue: October | November 2015

  By the time the Border Patrol arrived, he was gone She stepped out of the Border Patrol truck sobbing. From San Luis Potosi in north central Mexico, the attractive 39-year-old woman had successfully slipped across the Rio Grande and had been trying to walk around a permanent Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 281 near […]

From Ferguson to the Rio Grande Valley

Juan Torres and Manuel Torres |  Issue: April | May 2015

  WESLACO, TX — National guards, State Police, Border Patrol, FBI and local law enforcement special taskforces are patrolling a 100-mile strip of land terrorizing the populace! Is this Ferguson, Missouri? No! It’s the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the poorest area in the United States where the U.S. government, with the excuse that […]

Migrant Lives Matter

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: September 2014

A new campaign by the Immigrant Youth Coalition, “Migrant Lives Matter” directs attention to the Democratic Party and its Deporter-in-Chief President Obama for its passive actions regarding immigration reform. Under the Democrats watch, immigrants have been massively incarcerated, deported, and too many have died as a result of this inaction. Voicing that our communities have […]

Support for Immigrant Women and Children Dwarfs Opposition in So. Cal.

Chuck Parker with assistance from Fernando Romero, Luis Nolasco, Jennaya Dunlap, and Mario Lazcano. |  Issue: September 2014

COACHELLA, CA–Local communities have shown an outpouring of support and welcome for the refugee families, in contrast to the hostility shown by anti-immigrant groups in Murrieta. One example of this is the generous outpouring of financial support from the community of Coachella which donated nearly $5000 to members of the Comité Latino outside the Our […]