El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

El Paso Politics recently reported, that El Paso immigration judges are among the worst in the nation for asylum seekers. Various news outlets are reporting that justice department officials drove the immigration policy of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration surge to control the border. The New York Times states… Read More El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

Reopen El Paso Public Libraries

The COVID-19 Pandemic is hurting libraries and library workers.  Cities are responding by furloughing workers which will have long-lasting effects on our communities.  Friends of the Library groups in El Paso have joined together to show solidarity in support of libraries and library workers. This series will feature voices from community members who believe Libraries are… Read More Reopen El Paso Public Libraries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Protect Teachers, Students & Families, Reopen Schools SAFELY for the Community

El Paso, TX – On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. local educators, school staff, unions and community organizations will lead a caravan and teach-in to advocate for an adequate COVID-19 safety plan at the YISD Administrative Offices, located at 9600 Sims Drive. The local action is in unity and solidarity with the nation-wide effort Demand… Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Protect Teachers, Students & Families, Reopen Schools SAFELY for the Community

Calavera Time!

By Isela Acihuatl Laca The initial Calaveras appeared and were published in 1879, for those that may be uncertain of what a literary Calavera may be.  The newspaper El Socialista de Guadalajara published the first Calaveras that, during those times, were frequently censored because they were perceived as a means to express political and social… Read More Calavera Time!

The Culture of Racism At El Paso Based Border Patrol & BORTAC

There are growing protests across America demanding that police departments be defunded. Other protestors are demanding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be abolished. Protestors in Portland protested outside the ICE building recently. ICE has drawn attention in recent years as the Trump Administration has intensified efforts to close the borders to immigrants. U.S.… Read More The Culture of Racism At El Paso Based Border Patrol & BORTAC

Collecting Uteruses—the American Way

By Donna Snyder, Artwork Courtesy of Alfonso Valenzuela The claims by ICE detainees of trauma by hysterectomies[i] without informed consent is horrifying but sadly not shocking. Throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries, unethical physicians and governmental agencies have conditioned health care or other benefits on acceptance of sterilization, have performed these surgeries during… Read More Collecting Uteruses—the American Way