Immigration LIVE, Episode 5: Joel Smith On Migrants In The Desert
The ordeal of migrants from Central and South America is a dangerous journey.
Yet, thousands make this trip every year, often with limited, if any food, clothes, money, or water.
Few really understand the ordeals they face like Joel Smith, Director of Operations at Human Borders, a Tucson, Arizona non- profit organization dedicated to taking death out of the immigration border equation. [continue reading…]
Immigration LIVE, Episode 4: Ellin Jimmerson On NAFTA
One of the toughest issues to understand is why would millions of Latin Americans leave their homes families to make an illegal, expensive, dangerous and sometimes deadly journey to the United States?
To the extent this issue is discussed in the public arena, it is usually explored at a surface level, without a deep exploration of the causes or consequences of such migration.
This lack of truth and honesty prompted Ellin Jimmerson, a minister and civil rights activist, with a Ph.D in History, to produce “The Second Cooler,” an award-winning documentary on the immigration problems caused by NAFTA. [continue reading…]
Over the past year, the Department of Homeland Security reports that 73,293 immigrants were admitted to the United States as refugees during 2009. Based on the 2009 DHS Report on Refugees and Asylees, this represents a decrease of 1.8% from 2009.
When it comes to understanding asylum law, however, this is only the beginning, not the end of the story for immigrants applying for asylum benefits from inside the United States. [continue reading…]