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prison fence

By Vanessa Williams With the United States housing the largest prison population in the world, it is not surprising that the country maintains one of the largest immigration detention systems in the world as well. In 2016, it is estimated that there were nearly 360,000 immigrants detained in over 200 immigration detention centers across…(Read More)

Miguel: Now

This month we celebrate Women’s History Month in the US.  The members of the XXTRA team would like to acknowledge those women and families currently housed at immigration detention centers.  Numerous reports document the inhumane and deplorable conditions to which many being held in these for-profit centers are subjected. We share the music…(Read More)

Dreamers - DACA

A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made history by speaking for over eight hours) on the House floor on immigration and the importance of DACA. The DACA debate was holding up bipartisan progress on approving this year’s budget, even forcing a government shutdown in earlier this month. Currently, a court’s…(Read More)

nancy pelosi gives 8 hour speech - DACA

Nancy Pelosi, the 77-year old House Democratic Leader took a historic eight-hour stand on the House floor in support of those who seek the American dream and the preservation of protections included in DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals). In the 300-plus history of the US Congress, it took a woman standing…(Read More)

Approximately 800,000 to 1 million Dreamers face an uncertain future in the United States going into the new year. The US Senate is scheduled to return and be in session on January 3, 2018. The US House of Representatives returns the following week. To the disappointment of many, the body failed to resolve questions…(Read More)

By Irasema Garza Contributing Editor & Legal Analyst A federal judge has permanently blocked President Trump’s January 2017 Executive Order (EO).  The EO, was one of the first policy actions taken by the President early in his Administration. It was intended to crackdown on “sanctuary cities,” jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration…(Read More)