Total 8 Posts

Steppin’ In

Rosa Ortega describes life after her husband Fernando’s deportation in the cross-border digital stories project “Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando la Deportación” Fernando with his daughter In this video Rosa Ortega shares her story about the deportation of her husband Fernando. He was deported to Peru in May 2017 and since

Help Maria Ortiz Build a New Life

“I just want justice for so many people who are alone and needing help.” Maria with her children, Brandon and Marisela *Quiero que esta carta la pongas … donde sea escuchada y vean como esta esta situación en la que estoy y como me encuentro que no tengo casa ni carro,

Me gustaria contarles todo / I would like to tell you everything

by Elvia Ortiz Photo Credit: Tina Shull *Editor’s note: Elvia Ortiz, who was detained at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California since March of 2016, recently contacted Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC). She told us that she wanted to share her story with the public and

Refugiado / Refugee

Poetry by Ana M. Fores Tomayo The Border Fence Two years ago on World Refugee Day, I published a very personal essay about my status as a refugee child, back then, yet what it is like now for refugees and asylum seekers. Today, I publish my own poem — in its

#Adelanto9 Launch Hunger Strike in California

Demands Include Fair Bonds, Political Asylum, and Better Detention Conditions *For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017* Victorville, CA — A group of 9 detained asylum seekers launched a hunger strike in Adelanto Detention Center in Victorville, California, an immigration detention center run by the private prison corporation GEO Group to demand