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For some migrant mothers, there’s no rest on Mother’s Day

Melanie Gleason, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Thursday was Día de las Madres, or Mother’s Day, in Mexico. I spent the morning in Nogales, Mexico, running a pro bono…
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Trump’s TPS decision undercuts US goals in Honduras

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the The Hill. “The Trump administration announced on May 4 it was ending Temporary Protected Status for more than 50,000 Hondurans who have been allowed to…
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Warrantless searches of digital devices threaten all Arizonans

Catherine F. Brooks, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star “Given that Arizona shares its southern border with Mexico, residents need to pay special attention to illegal searches of mobile devices…
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A Safe House for Central Americans in Tucson

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the NACLA Report on the America's "border wars" blog. "On the perilous journey to reunite with their families, Central American women and children find a temporary…
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Why Family Ties Matter in U.S. Immigration Policy

Michelle Tellez, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books. "When I turned 15, my family put together a huge traditional birthday celebration for me, a quinceñeara in my mom’s ..."
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Supporting Guatemala’s anti-mafia fight helps the U.S.

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "If Arizonans are concerned about migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, there is something we can do that is more effective and far less…
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The US doesn’t need to spend $2 billion a year detaining immigrants

Melanie Gleason, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in The Hill. "I recently visited my asylum-seeking client in solitary confinement at the Eloy Detention Center in southern Arizona — where she has been detained for more…
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Sanctuary cities are not breaking the law, but Trump is

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "Shortly after signing his January 25, 2017, executive order threatening to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, President Trump said he was willing to…
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Who Are the Real Bad Hombres: Mexican Immigrants or Pocahontas’s Rapist?

Negar Katirai, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Garnet News. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent memo directs Department of Justice attorneys to consider felony prosecution when a person is accused of entering into a…
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Four Things You Didn’t Know About the Border

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino Rebels. "Candidate Donald Trump said it over and over again, “I’m going to build a big, beautiful wall, and Mexico is going to pay for…
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