The Borderline: 9/26–10/2

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

The border wall pictured west of Nogales, Arizona. (Photo Credit: Meena Venkataramanan)

EDITORS’ NOTE

Hi everyone! This is the ninth 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 trio of court decisions put limitations on the Trump Administration’s attempts to change immigration enforcement: one blocked the Administration’s attempt to end the 20-day time limit for detaining children in adult facilities, another prevented fast-track deportations, and the last ruling restricted how ICE can request assistance from local police in detaining immigrants.

We also gained a glance inside Trump’s deliberations on shutting down the border last spring. And right in our own backyards, Cambodian refugees are being targeted for deportation in Massachusetts. Thus far, at least 10 refugees have received deportation notices.

Keep an eye out for Vivekae’s forthcoming piece about how Cambodian refugees are receiving deportation orders in the Boston area, and across the country in a new ICE crackdown.

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

–Vivekae and Meena

DEEP DIVES

We’re learning more about this past year’s declining U.S. immigration rates. About children’s experiences crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. About Mexican migrants waiting to cross the border. About Acting DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan’s candid perspectives on the government department he runs. About Selena Gomez’s take on the humanitarian crisis at the border. About changes regarding compliance between Florida cops and elected officials and ICE. About errors in the ‘public charge’ rule the Trump administration is pushing. About African migrants who are trapped in Mexico. About 25 years of Operation Gatekeeper at the San Diego border. About banks refusing to fund the private prison industry, including privately-run immigration detention centers. About the conditions pregnant women face due to the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.

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