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The Truth Behind Detention Centers

During my trip to the border, I spent one afternoon viewing an Operation Streamline court hearing. This program was started in 2005 by the Bish Administration to process migrants crossing the boarder illegally through the criminal justice system. The National Immigration Forum describes the program as follows: Operation Streamline forces undocumented... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 24, 2013

Ana: A DREAMer’s story

Children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrant parents can apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  An issue becomes more than an issue when you know someone who is affected by said issue. I started learning about the injustices in our immigration system and the trials... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 17, 2013

Deportations Create Issues for Mexican Border Towns

We do not always see it, but there are repercussions from the United States’ immigration policies for our neighbor, Mexico. In 2012 alone, the Obama Administration deported 409,849 undocumented immigrants, many of whom left behind U.S. American born children. More people have been deported during Obama's presidency than ever... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 10, 2013

Border Security and the Christian Faith

Duke Divinity students participate in communion at the U.S./Mexico border. One of the most common phrases you hear in the Senate immigration debate is “border security.” This is one of the few things that many Republicans and Democrats find common ground. They want to secure the... read more »

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on June 26, 2013