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The Musician That Makes Music Using The United States Border Wall

Glenn Weyant uses the massive steel beams that mark the border between the US and Mexico to make weird, alien-like music. It's not just about art—it's also about activism.<p>Glenn Weyant thrives, using the border wall to make eerie, abstract music as bizarre as the structure itself.<p>We were in Sasabe, …

The Ground Zero of Immigration: El Paso by Reed Young

Rosa and her makeshift ice cream truck delight the neighborhood kids.<br>Reed Young<p>1 of 10<p>When viewed from the Franklin Mountains in southern Texas, El …

Trapped in Texas: Tens of thousands of immigrants are stuck in the borderlands

Tania Chavez is one of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, but her story is different than most others living in the US without papers. She lives along the Rio Grande River in the southeastern corner of Texas. Some Texans call this area North Mexico. It’s …

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Family Detention Center In Texas Is 'Utterly Unnecessary,' Says Immigration Attorney

With a planned capacity of 2,400 beds to hold mothers and children, the immigrant detention center that recently opened in Dilley, Texas, is the largest in the country.<p>But immigrant rights groups say the facility is largely unnecessary.<p>A large number of the undocumented children and mothers …

Don’t worry DREAMers, US immigration advocates have already won

Late last year Astrid Silva, an immigration activist from Las Vegas, testified in front of the US Senate to advocate for comprehensive reform. That event was the culmination of years’ worth of efforts to shift the focus onto people like Silva: she was educated and hard-working, but had been brought …

Migrants, Minutemen and dead bodies on the Mexico-Arizona border – video

In Arizona, on the front line of United States' border with Mexico, we hear from the families split up as a result of deportation; the unofficial armed border guards; and charities providing food and water to desperate migrants. While border controls tighten, people take more extreme and dangerous …

Immigration and the LGBT community: Inside ICE detention - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive

Every Friday at 7:15 a.m., Sister Pat Murphy and Sister JoAnn Persch of the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago arrive at the Broadview Detention Facility. …

LGBT Activists Stand Behind Immigration Reform, Even After Loss

WASHINGTON -- Although Democrats abandoned same-sex couple provisions in immigration reform legislation on Tuesday, LGBT activists will continue to support the bill, saying there are aspects of the "gang of eight" plan worth fighting for, even if it leaves out gay couples.<p>"Immigrants come in all …

House Democrats: LGBT Immigrant Minors Need Better Protections Against Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 60 House members demanded in a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration that it provide more information on when it will implement new rules to protect unaccompanied immigrant minors, particularly LGBT children and teenagers, who are in the government's custody.<p>The letter …