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PBS Premier: Missing in Brooks County on January 31

NNIRR Board Chair, Eddie Canales, and his organization, the South Texas Human Rights Center are featured in this important film highlighting the humanitarian crisis of migrant deaths at the border and the work of organization’s like …

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Tens of Thousands of Afghans Who Fled The Taliban Are Now Marooned in America’s Broken Immigration Bureaucracy

Ahmad Naeem Wakili lives in a daze, his mind often drifting to his wife and 2-year-old, a little girl with big brown curls and green eyes. Wakili escaped Afghanistan amid a flurry of evacuations that began in mid-August after the …

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Biden is defending key Trump immigration policies in court

The Justice Department is fighting to maintain Trump’s border restrictions and against compensation for separated families. President Joe Biden’s administration is defending two of his predecessor’s more inhumane immigration policies in court: pandemic-related border restrictions and …

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As Immigration Plummeted, Conservatives Falsely Accused Biden of Fueling a Crisis

Rarely has such a long-running and widely accepted political and media narrative been so at odds with reality. Throughout 2021, Republican politicians and conservative pundits hammered the Biden administration over what they claimed was a crisis …

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Biden’s limits on ICE offered hope. But immigrant advocates say he’s broken promises

When the Biden administration announced broad new limits on immigration enforcement last year, it offered hope for those fighting deportation. But so far, some immigrants and their advocates say, the reality is falling short of the administration’s rhetoric. …

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Tohono O’odham woman acquitted in protest of border wall construction

A Tohono O’odham woman was found not guilty Wednesday on federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest of border wall construction on her tribe’s ancestral land. The acquittal of Amber Ortega came after a magistrate judge reversed her …

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Watch: This Short Documentary Offers a Rare, Powerful Glimpse Into Immigration Detention

Aharrowing new documentary, “The Facility,” follows the lives of immigrants detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities across Georgia from March to November 2020 as they fight for their own protection from COVID-19, as well …

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Ex-special envoy: Biden’s approach to Haiti a ‘recipe for disaster’

A former special envoy in the Biden administration is warning that the president’s approach to Haiti could further destabilize the already fragile Caribbean nation. Under Biden, the U.S. has expelled more than 14,000 Haitians since September …

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A Rise in Deadly Border Patrol Chases Renews Concerns About Accountability

The increasing number of deaths adds urgency to questions about when and how agents should engage in high-speed chases as they pursue smugglers and migrants. Angie Simms had been searching for her 25-year-old son for a …

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“Essential But Excluded”: Pandemic Aid Left Out Undocumented Immigrants & Their U.S. Citizen Kids

Pandemic relief programs have helped millions of families get through the economic shocks of COVID-19, but undocumented immigrants — many of whom are essential workers — have been largely shut out of such federal aid. Those undocumented …

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Peace, justice and solidarity in the new year.

NNIRR wishes you and your loved ones a peaceful and healthy new year!   2021 proved to be an extremely challenging one, with many ups and downs for human rights amid the enduring pandemic, and much uncertainty still looms for …

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The most neglected story of 2021? Immigration.

In a year chock-full of urgent news stories, immigration got the least attention. Thousands of immigrants seeking safety in the United States keep getting expelled at the US-Mexico border, which means some of them are living in overcrowded shelters and shantytowns and makeshift …

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