The Borderline: 10/19–10/25

Bringing you the latest on immigration and border issues: Boston edition.

The I-10 at sunset between Tucson and Phoenix.

EDITORS’ NOTE

Hi everyone! This is the twelfth edition of The Borderline, Stories from the Border’s weekly newsletter on immigration and border issues: Boston edition. This is our curated summary of what we’ve been reading and working on throughout the semester in Boston.

This week, we learned that a second man has died this month in federal immigration custody. He was apprehended at the border, and after receiving surgery at a hospital for “cardiac complications,” he died.

The ACLU also released information that more than 1,500 more migrant children have been separated from their parents at the hands of federal officials — this is in addition to what has been previously released to the public.

We also learned that the U.S. government is seeking to begin collection of asylum-seekers’ and other detained immigrants’ DNA so that it can be added to an FBI database used to look for criminals.

To stay updated, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @borderstoriesAZ.

– Vivekae and Meena

DEEP DIVES

We’re learning more about how the federal government is expanding immigrant detention capacities in Louisiana. About how Border Patrol is considering facial recognition body cameras. About how new allegations of child abuse by CBP are surfacing from FOIA documents. About how the third-country rule is continuing to impact asylum-seeking migrants’ chances. About how we’re seeing more Mexican asylum-seekers make claims at the border.

WEEKLY ROUNDUP

ENFORCEMENT:

RULINGS:

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A multimedia storytelling initiative and journalistic platform to share migration stories from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and beyond, founded by Meena Venkataramanan and Vivekae Kim in the summer of 2019.

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A multimedia storytelling initiative and journalistic platform to share migration stories from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and beyond, founded by Meena Venkataramanan and Vivekae Kim in the summer of 2019.

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