US immigration officials deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to Mexico each year, many of whom grew up in the United States. What, exactly, becomes of them?
Immigration & Labor
The Minutemen were the nation’s largest border vigilante group before financial scandals and criminal violence tore them apart. Now former leaders are bringing their anti-immigrant politics inside the Tea Party.
Texan Shahed Hossain, a US green card holder, was deported to Bangladesh just for telling a border guard that he was a citizen. He’s but one casualty of President Obama’s policy of mass deportations.
While he railed against “illegal aliens” and their “illegal employers,” undocumented immigrants tended to Lou Dobbs’ estates and prize horses.
Border policy is now effectively dictated by alarmist border-area sheriffs and politicians — and the federal funds flow fast and loose their way, with little accountability.
Long before Arizona passed its anti-immigrant law, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was taking border enforcement into his own hands. His jail deported a dead man walking, and now a Mexican family grieves.
The policies of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, infamous for his zeal against undocumented immigrants, may soon go statewide. The story of one immigrant, who died soon after being deported to Mexico, may serve as a warning sign of the brutality ahead.
Much of the squid sold in the United States was processed in horrendous conditions in Mexico. Welcome to the Santa Rosalia factory in Baja California Sur.
Enticed by unscrupulous recruiters, saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, and working in exploitive, often abusive conditions, guest workers in the United States are legal — but vulnerable to a modern form of indentured servitude.
In Connecticut, which has the shortest welfare time limit in the country, desperate families are selling food stamps for pennies on the dollar to cover basic necessities.
The story of Tisha, an unemployed mother of three in Connecticut, who’s facing a social safety net shredded further by the economic crisis.
The high cost and low security of the Secure Border Initiative, Boeing’s high-tech “superfence” across the Mexican border.
From Wal-Mart to Home Depot to the Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby has declared war on the Employee Free Choice Act — to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
Drastic changes in immigration enforcement mean that undocumented immigrants who were once allowed to leave voluntarily are now being tried as criminals.
The Minutemen promised their supporters a high-tech border blockade. Instead, they got a five-strand barbed-wire fence – and a bunch of angry splinter groups.
The super rich fund think tanks and lobbyists to increase the distance between them and everyone else – while those at the bottom face the economic draft.
Private contractor Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is policing America’s borders with sophisticated surveillance equipment – to the tune of $30 billion.
Cheap beauty products are making Americans sick. How an epidemic is plaguing poorly paid workers at nail salons – while the FDA does nothing.
Boeing’s plan to secure the U.S.-Mexico border — involving chain-link fences, 100-foot towers, radars and surveillance equipment, and costing billions of dollars — is a boondoggle-in-the-making.
The organic food industry, which prides itself on a gentler approach to land and the people who work it, is little different in its shabby treatment of a low-paid immigrant workforce.