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

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

U.S. Diplomat Describes What I Felt Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border In El Paso For Years

It showed up on my Apple news feed innocently enough and I almost skipped the article. I almost skipped it because it was from The Kansas City Star, a newspaper I wasn’t familiar with and I was afraid it was just clickbait. But the headline, As a Black US diplomat in Mexico, I was constantly… Read More U.S. Diplomat Describes What I Felt Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border In El Paso For Years

Immigrants Are A Drain on The American Economy, So They Say

Immigrants are a drain on the American economy, they say. We seek America for benefits. We are takers and give nothing back. That is what the anti-immigrants say. That is what the anti-immigrants want you to believe. Never mind that immigrants have made America great for generations. Immigrants have have proven this repeatedly, but today… Read More Immigrants Are A Drain on The American Economy, So They Say

Bernie Sanders Is Not A Friend to Immigrants

Bernie Sanders was in El Paso this past weekend trying to rally further support for his nomination for the Democrat ticket. Like El Paso, Sanders talks about supporting the immigration plight when looking for votes. But when it mattered, Bernie Sanders voted against immigration reform. In 2007, a Republican president, George W. Bush, signaled to… Read More Bernie Sanders Is Not A Friend to Immigrants

Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza

On Sunday May 12, 2019 I was honored to present these two poems at the El Paso Mother’s Day Rally to End Family Separation and Child Detention.  Donna Snyder Tornillo Life is short for children detained in cages. Just like livestock was one ill-considered defense. Children housed in tents under a fierce desert sun, small… Read More Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza