Arizona lawmakers did a 180 on Thursday, voting to reject new anti-immigrant measures in a move ostensibly in response to the harsh economic realities of the state’s budget and unrelenting pressure by human rights groups.
Pro-migrant marchers were attacked by far-right stone throwers in Athens as they protested plans to build an eight-mile-long fence on Greece’s border with Turkey aimed at keeping out illegal immigrants.
It’s been a wet and deadly winter for illegal immigrants crossing into Arizona from Mexico, with nine border crossers dying from hypothermia since November. That equals the number who died trying to make the crossing in the previous three winters combined.
ICE raids—federal officials who bust into rural factory towns to arrest suspected “illegal immigrants”—continued this week in Laurel, Miss. The town of about 18,000 saw federal officials revise the number of people arrested in the raid to 595. It remained unknown whether the majority of detainees would serve jail time or be immediately deported.
Cinema, communication and American studies scholar Rosa-Linda Fregoso takes a look at recent exhibitions and installations by the Colectivo Malaleche, a Mexican artists’ collective that addresses the plight of women, migrants and other vulnerable groups through their work.
A huge border enforcement drill involving hundreds of agents chasing make-believe migrants on the Miami shoreline proved to be hugely successful for some 40 actual Cuban refugees Thursday. Two incoming boatloads squeaked by the “Operation Vigilant Sentry” squads, including one group of 21 that came ashore at a nudist beach.
The California state attorney general’s office has found no wrongdoing in the United Farm Workers Union’s handling of its affiliated charities. The probe was launched in response to allegations raised by a series of articles published in the Los Angeles Times.