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The Border Patrol’s Out-of-Control Growth
by Todd MillerOtherWords
October 30th, 2013
The Border Patrol is the largest U.S. federal law enforcement agency. Its 60,000 agents make our border forces more than double the size of Ecuador’s army. Some policymakers want even more militarization of the border, with $46 billion included in the immigration reform bill the Senate passed in June.
LACROSSE TRIBUNE: Columbus Day a Reminder of Immigration Failures
Columbus is credited with forging the first links between American and European civilizations. But whether the manner in which these cultures collided merits commemoration as a federal holiday is doubtful at best.
RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER: Obama was Right to Slow Immigrant Deportations
August 29th, 2011
Witness for Peace founder and Southeast Regional Organizer Gail Phares applauds Obama's decision to stop deportation proceedings against immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety....and pushes for the next step in comprehensive immigration reform.
July 7th, 2011
Law student Isabel Saavedra reflects on her delegation to the U.S./Mexico border.
THE HERALD-SUN: The quest for justice and peace
The focus of the Witness for Peace demonstration was the criminalization and deportation of immigrants.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Demonstrators call for immigration reform
April 25th, 2011
The protest was part of the 25th annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, a statewide effort to support human rights for farm workers and undocumented immigrants.
DAILY TAR HEEL: March raises awareness for injustices faced by immigrants
April 24th, 2011
The Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace passes through Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
NEWS 14 CAROLINA: Group makes pilgrimage for immigrant rights
April 22nd, 2011
Demonstrations for immigrant rights and worker equality make the North Carolina evening news.
BURLINGTON TIMES NEWS: Marchers call for justice and peace
April 19th, 2011
The march was part of the 25th annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, an event spanning North Carolina demanding immigration reform, fair trade policies and justice for workers.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES: The Con to Criminalize Immigrants
January 7th, 2011
An opinion-editorial by Witness for Peace National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto.
HOLA! TENNESSE: Migración forzada: atacando el problema desde la raíz
December 18th, 2010
National Grassroots Organizer Catalina Nieto marks International Migrants Day with a call to address the roots of immigration: U.S. foreign policy.
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: Immigrant rights advocates getting arrested for a cause
December 6th, 2010
Witness for Peace's Catalina Nieto and Galen Cohee Baynes demonstrated for immigrant rights at a for-profit detention center near the School of the Americas in Georgia.
SOLIDARIDAD: Witness for Peace Delegates Win a Victory for Immigrant Rights and the TRADE Act
October 14th, 2010
With the Witness for Peace delegation model, community leaders in the States form personal relationships with their counterparts in “sending” communities in Mexico.
PORTLAND OBSERVER: Get Sensible About Migration
July 27th, 2010
An opinion editorial by Witness for Peace Regional Organizer Colette Cosner
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: U.S. agencies abuse Mexican immigrants
April 18th, 2010
Under the guise of protecting the country from drug smugglers and Mexican cartels, the U.S. government uses tax dollars to abuse undocumented immigrants.
NEWSDAY: Long Island residents on a mission of understanding in Mexico
February 20th, 2010
15 Long Islanders explore the roots of migration to the U.S. on a Witness for Peace delegation to San Juan Sosola, Mexico.
HAMPTONS ONLINE: What Drives Migration? Surprise, It's Corn
February 1st, 2010
A delegation of 15 Long Islanders - which included educators, university students, and government appointees from both Nassau and Suffolk counties - traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and made a surprising discovery. They learned that Mexican migration patterns are inextricably linked to the global price of corn.
SEACOAST ONLINE: Stand Up for Immigration Reform
October 7th, 2009
A letter to the editor published by Witness for Peace supporter Miles Freeman exposes the roots of migration: U.S. trade policy.
NEWS & OBSERVER: Forced migration from Mexico
September 21st, 2009
WFP Southeast Regional Organizer Gail Phares advocates immigration and trade reform based on her experience leading a delegation to Mexico.
ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES: NAFTA is our problem, not immigration
August 30th, 2009
An opinion editorial by Mexico-based Witness for Peace International Team member Alexis Ball.
BURLINGTON TIMES-NEWS: Protests at jail lead to arrests
April 8th, 2009
Witness for Peace organizers protested unjust immigration policies during the 23rd annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace.
BURLINGTON TIMES-NEWS: Protests met with counter-demonstration in North Carolina
April 6th, 2009
Witness for Peace Southeast makes headlines with their 23rd annual Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace.
YES WEEKLY: Border Crossings
March 18th, 2009
Witness for Peace sends a delegation of North Carolina leaders to Oaxaca, Mexico to examine the root causes of immigration to their state.
Where there is SOA, there is Witness for Peace
by Patrick O'NeillNational Catholic Reporter
November 26th, 2008
The National Catholic Reporter interviews WFP Executive Director Melinda St. Louis at this year's School of the Americas Vigil