Migrant Protest at Gateway International Bridge

A peaceful protest by migrants seeking information about their asylum claims led the Mexican military to close the Gateway International Bridge—connecting Matamoros and Brownsville —to all traffic for a 24-hour period. The process is completely opaque. People seeking asylum in the U.S. do not understand the process or what to expect, and in many cases,…

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October 23, 2019 | by

Day of the Disappeared 2019

In the past two decades, at least 5,570 people have disappeared while crossing the Mexico-United States border. Eduardo Canales, director of South Texas Human Rights Center, says his group’s mission is to eliminate migrant deaths and to mitigate migrant suffering in and around checkpoints. His organization also works to educate the public on the deadly…

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September 23, 2019 | by

People With Big Hearts and Open Minds Are Helping

Elisa Filippone, an activist with Angry Tias and Abuelas, crosses the U.S.-Mexico border almost every single day to distribute food and clothing to those waiting for a chance to enter the country. She’s both humanitarian and hero. “This community (Brownsville) is angry because what we’re doing at the bridges shouldn’t be happening,” Filippone says. “Before…

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