AVID in the News

The following list compiles articles that are were either written by AVID members or in which AVID members are interviewed.

Kladzyk, René, El Paso Matters January 5, and 2021. “ICE Detainees Face Systemic Torture at El Paso Area Immigration Facility, New Report Says.” El Paso Matters (blog), January 6, 2021. https://elpasomatters.org/2021/01/05/ice-detainees-at-el-paso-area-immigration-facility-face-systemic-torture-new-report-says/.
Devereaux, Ryan. “‘Theater of Compliance’: New Report Details How ICE Escapes Detention Center Oversight.” The Intercept, January 5, 2021. https://theintercept.com/2021/01/05/ice-detention-center-oversight-report/.
Baumann, Minerva. “NMSU Student Research Outlines Problems in Private Immigration Detention Facilities.” Las Cruces Sun-News, January 2, 2021. https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2021/01/02/nmsu-student-research-outlines-problems-private-immigration-detention-facilities/4048433001/.
Craig, Nathan, AnaKaren Ortiz Varela, Marissa C Núñez, Margaret Brown Vega, Ian Philabaum, and P.J. Podesta. “Process by Torment: Immigration Experiences of Persons Detained at the Otero County Processing Center.” El Paso: Innovation Law Lab and Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention, January 2021. https://avid.chihuahuan.org/2021/01/02/process-by-torment/.
Brown Vega, Margaret, and Nathan Craig. “Commentary: Continued ICE Detention Risks Spread of COVID-19 in El Paso Region.” El Paso Matters (blog), April 5, 2020. https://elpasomatters.org/2020/04/05/commentary-continued-ice-detention-risks-spread-of-covid-19-in-el-paso-region/.
Moore, Robert, El Paso Matters March 15, and 2020. “Freed Hunger Striker Describes the Past Four Months in ICE Custody as ‘Torture.’” El Paso Matters (blog), March 15, 2020. https://elpasomatters.org/2020/03/15/freed-hunger-striker-describes-the-past-four-months-in-ice-custody-as-torture/.
Moore, Robert, El Paso Matters March 10, and 2020. “ICE Will Free an Asylum Seeker It Has Force-Fed for 3 Months in El Paso.” El Paso Matters (blog), March 10, 2020. https://elpasomatters.org/2020/03/10/ice-will-free-an-asylum-seeker-it-has-force-fed-for-3-months-in-el-paso/.
Bubenik, Travis. “As Feds Force-Feed Another Hunger Striker, Judge Raises Concern,” March 5, 2020. https://www.courthousenews.com/as-feds-force-feed-another-hunger-striker-judge-raises-concern/.
Moore, Robert. “ICE Has Force-Fed an Asylum Seeker in El Paso for Almost Three Months.” El Paso Matters (blog), March 4, 2020. https://elpasomatters.org/2020/03/04/ice-has-force-fed-an-asylum-seeker-in-el-paso-for-almost-three-months/.
Lanard, Noah. “ICE Is Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers, in Violation of Medical Ethics.” Mother Jones (blog), January 16, 2020. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/01/ice-is-force-feeding-hunger-strikers-in-violation-of-medical-ethics/.
Chavez, Marisol. “Research on ICE Detention Facility Points to Torture-like Conditions.” The Prospector (blog), October 14, 2019. https://www.theprospectordaily.com/2019/10/15/research-on-ice-detention-facility-points-to-torture-like-conditions/.
Eric Galatas. “Asylum Seekers’ Hunger Strike Reaches 60th Day.” Eagle Pass Business Journal, September 6, 2019. https://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2019/09/asylum-seekers-hunger-strike-reaches-60th-day/.
Holpuch, Amanda. “Revealed: Man Force-Fed in Ice Custody at Risk Due to ‘substandard Care’ Says Doctor.” The Guardian, August 30, 2019, sec. US news. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/30/ajay-kumar-hunger-strike-asylum-seeker-us-detention.
Lavers, Michael K. “Migrants in Ciudad Juárez Face Violence, Months-Long Wait to Enter US.” Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights (blog), August 21, 2019. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/08/21/migrants-in-ciudad-juarez-face-violence-months-long-wait-to-enter-us/.
Lavers, Michael K. “Activists in NM City Rally around LGBT Migrants.” Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights (blog), August 7, 2019. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/08/07/activists-in-nm-city-rally-around-lgbt-migrants/.
Lavers, Michael K. “PHOTOS: Washington Blade Returns to US-Mexico Border, Central America.” Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights (blog), August 6, 2019. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/08/06/photos-washington-blade-returns-to-us-mexico-border-central-america/.
Sohrabji, Sunita. “ICE Force-Hydrating Indian Asylum Seekers in El Paso, Texas in Violation of Constitution, Say Immigrant Advocates.” India West, July 31, 2019. https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/ice-force-hydrating-indian-asylum-seekers-in-el-paso-texas/article_2304d8c4-b2fc-11e9-84fa-23c1297e61c9.html.
Heyman, Dan. “Hunger Strikes Enter Third Week at El Paso ICE Detention,” July 26, 2019. https://www.orangeleader.com/2019/07/26/hunger-strikes-enter-third-week-at-el-paso-ice-detention/.
Martinez, Aaron. “ACLU Demands End to ‘inhumane’ Force Feeding at El Paso ICE Processing Center.” El Paso Times, July 25, 2019. https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/immigration/2019/07/25/aclu-demands-end-inhumane-force-feeding-el-paso-ice-processing-center/1818280001/.
Quintana, Celina. “Migrants Moved to El Paso after 10-Day Hunger Strike at Otero County Facility.” KTSM (blog), July 19, 2019. https://www.ktsm.com/immigration/migrants-moved-to-el-paso-after-10-day-hunger-strike-at-otero-county-facility/.
Montes, Aaron. “Indian Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike Transferred to El Paso ICE Detention Facility.” El Paso Times, July 18, 2019. https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2019/07/18/asylum-seekers-hunger-strike-transferred-el-paso-ice-detention-facility/1773475001/.
Moore, Robert. “More Asylum Seekers Stage Hunger Strikes at El Paso Detention Center.” Texas Monthly, July 18, 2019. https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/more-asylum-seekers-stage-hunger-strikes-at-el-paso-detention-center/.
Esquivel, Erika. “Advocate Group Says Five Men on Hunger Strike at Otero County Processing Center.” KFOX, July 15, 2019. http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/advocate-group-says-five-men-on-hunger-strike-at-otero-county-processing-center.
Zuniga, Sabrina. “Con huelga de hambre protestan en Chaparral.” El Diario de Juárez, July 15, 2019. https://diario.mx/el-paso/con-huelga-de-hambre-protestan-en-chaparral-20190715-1539885.html.
Washington, John. “‘I Feel Like I’m Disappearing’: Transgender Migrants Are Languishing in Detention Centers.” Medium, June 19, 2019. https://gen.medium.com/i-feel-like-im-disappearing-transgender-migrants-are-languishing-in-detention-centers-b5794f1195a5.
Craig, Nathan, and Margaret Brown Vega. “Trans Asylum Seeker Dies After Pleading to ICE for Medical Care.” The Nation, June 4, 2019. https://www.thenation.com/article/ice-otero-joa-transgender-death/.
Moore, Robert. “Transgender Woman Migrant Who Had Been in ICE Custody Dies after Falling Ill.” Washington Post, June 2, 2019, sec. Immigration. https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/transgender-woman-migrant-who-had-been-in-ice-custody-dies-after-falling-ill/2019/06/02/d194528a-85a6-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html.
SAALT. “Hunger Strike | SAALT.” South Asian Americans Leading Together (blog), April 17, 2019. https://saalt.org/tag/hunger-strike/.
Moore, Robert. “Two of the Asylum-Seekers Who Were Force-Fed at an El Paso Detention Center Are Now Free.” Texas Monthly, April 11, 2019. https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/asylum-seekers-hunger-strikes-force-fed-el-paso-detention-center-free/.
DMSC. “Hunger Striker Press Conference at Las Americas.” Social Media. Facebook, March 14, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/DMSCElPaso/videos/2004418119862367/.
Hendricks, Tyche. “Indian Asylum-Seekers in ICE Detention Seek Release as Hunger Strike Enters Third Month.” KQED, March 8, 2019. https://www.kqed.org/news/11731457/indian-asylum-seekers-in-ice-detention-seek-release-as-hunger-strike-enters-third-month.
Meng, Grace. “Thank You to Margaret Brown Vega & Nathan Craig for Witnessing the Horrors Facing the Men on Hunger Strike in Immigration Detention in El Paso.” Tweet. @grace_meng (blog), March 7, 2019. https://twitter.com/grace_meng/status/1103795472194461696.
Brown Vega, Margaret, and Nathan Craig. “‘A New Horror’: Sikh Men Go on Hunger Strike in ICE Custody.” The Nation, March 7, 2019. https://www.thenation.com/article/ice-hunger-strike-el-paso/.
Washington, John. “Inside an ICE Detention Center, Indian Detainees Continue Their Hunger Strike.” Medium, March 5, 2019. https://medium.com/s/story/inside-an-ice-detention-center-indian-detainees-continue-their-hunger-strike-174d03b4a2da.
Brown Vega, Margaret, and Nathan Craig. “ICE Is Trying to Hide a Hunger Strike in El Paso.” Houston Chronicle. February 11, 2019. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/ICE-is-trying-to-hide-a-hunger-strike-in-El-Paso-13602790.php.
Burke, Garance, and Martha Mendoza. “APNewsBreak: Detainee on Hunger Strike Details Force-Feeding.” AP NEWS, February 2, 2019. https://apnews.com/e2ff21606c72407db3197ddf866bd738.
Burke, Garance, and Martha Mendoza. “Detained Indian Immigrant on Hunger Strike in El Paso Describes Force-Feeding.” El Paso Times, February 2, 2019. https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/immigration/2019/02/02/indian-immigrant-hunger-strike-el-paso-details-force-feeding/2754059002/.
Moore, Robert. “Citing Inhumane Conditions, Detained Asylum Seekers in El Paso Go On Hunger Strike.” Texas Monthly, February 1, 2019. https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/detained-asylum-seekers-el-paso-hunger-strike/.
Martin, Patrick. “Immigrants in US Subjected to Nasal Force-Feeding at ICE Detention Center.” World Socialists Website, February 1, 2019. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/01/immi-f01.html.
Latz, Isabel, Mark Lusk, and Josiah Heyman. “Provider Perceptions of the Effects of Current US Immigration Enforcement Policies on Service Utilization in a Border Community.” Social Development Issues 41, no. 1 (2019): 49–63.
Ordoñez, Franco. “Venezuelan Military Deserter Faces Deportation Back to Government U.S. Calls Dictatorship.” McClatchy, August 10, 2018. https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article216344035.html.
Brown Vega, Margaret, and Nathan Craig. “NM Must Protect Immigrants, End ICE Contracts in the State.” News. Albuquerque Journal, July 18, 2018. https://www.abqjournal.com/1197797/nm-must-protect-immigrants-end-ice-contracts-in-the-state.html.
Andrade, Noelle. “Letters: Judge Brack Should Not Step down at This Time.” Las Cruces Sun-News, June 23, 2018. https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/letters/2018/06/23/letters-judge-brack-should-not-step-down-time/728583002/.
Kumpuckal, Sonya, Stevie Paz, Jan Thompson, Peter Sloan, and Richard Davis. “Why We Tried to Disrupt Sessions’ Las Cruces Speech.” Las Cruces Sun-News, April 15, 2018. https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/04/15/why-we-tried-disrupt-sessions-las-cruces-speech/518490002/.
Thompson, Jan. “Concerned about Care of Immigrant Children.” Las Cruces Sun News. February 22, 2016. https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/2016/02/22/letters-editor-feb/80768984/.
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