Archive for the ‘News’ Category


January 13th, 2021

AN INTERVIEW WITH JAVIER SANDOVAL On October 25, 2020, the people of Chile voted “yes” on the referendum which asked voters two questions: should Chile convene a constitutional convention to write a brand-new constitution? If yes, who should write that new constitution – an assembly comprising half congressional representatives and half citizens, or an assembly […]


It’s a fight everyday in Florida: Stories from Florida Organizers

December 11th, 2020

If you’re from Florida and you saw your state becoming red just a few weeks ago during elections, odds are you were not surprised. For many Southern organizers on the ground it was frustrating to see the uncomplicated ways Florida was discussed as election results rolled in. This week, Mijente chatted with organizers from Mijente […]


BREAKING: Palantir’s technology used in Mississippi raids where 680 were arrested

October 4th, 2019

Palantir’s FALCON Tipline software tool, a tool it sells to the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was used in the Mississippi raids that swept the state in August, when 680 people were arrested en masse by ICE agents. The Mississippi workplace raids were the largest immigration raid in a […]


Mijente’s Language Justice League Responds to the Administration’s Move to Silence Immigrant Voices and Remove Court Interpreters

August 22nd, 2019

On July 3, 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Trump Administration Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), “is preparing to replace in-court interpreters at initial immigration court hearings with videos informing asylum seekers and other immigrants facing deportation of their rights.” On July 19, US News & […]


Anduril’s New Border Surveillance Contract With the US Marine Corps & CBP

July 24th, 2019

The United States Marine Corps awarded a $13.5 million contract to Anduril Industries, Inc. to provide fully autonomous surveillance capabilities at four military bases, including one in Yuma, Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border, and sections of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, which extends eastward from Yuma (reference). This contract demonstrates the new frontier […]


8 Key Questions on Immigration for 2020 Presidential Candidates

June 26th, 2019

The issue of immigration and the US/Mexico border has been a major point of focus for Trump. He has even shut down the government over this issue. The revolving door of leadership at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) produces more and more individuals obedient to Trump’s bidding. He has threatened trade wars with our neighbors […]


Mijente Founding Member Carlos Garcia Stepped up to run for office in Phoenix, Arizona and won: Here are 8 Highlights from his Inauguration

June 13th, 2019

In case you missed it, Carlos Garcia, a founding member of Mijente and veteran community organizer won his city council election last week in Phoenix, Arizona – a city that is almost majority Latinx yet lacks candidates that truly support our community values. That’s why this year we were proud to include Carlos among our […]


Watch Isa Noyola Describe How Trans Asylum Seeker Johana Medina’s Death in ICE Custody Shows How Much Is at Stake for Our Communities

June 4th, 2019

Mijente's Deputy Director Isa Noyola speaks on the death of Johana Medina Leon, a 25-year-old trans asylum seeker from El Salvador who died in ICE custody on Saturday, the first day of Pride month. You can support funeral costs for Johana through our fundraiser. “I’m going to share some reflections about all that is going [...]


Dramatic Increase of Mass Prosecutions Intensifies Family Separation and Criminalization Crisis

June 7th, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions brings back controversial Operation Streamline to San Diego Today news broke that the Trump administration is significantly escalating its “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to immigrants seeking refuge in the U.S. and plan to introduce a “fast-track” mass prosecution program. Akin to the already existent Operation Streamline in southern Texas […]


Shackle Sessions, Not the People #FueraSessions #SessionsOUT

March 26th, 2018

  Washington, D.C. – A statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was be unveiled in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today by Latinx and immigrant rights organizers, calling attention to the defense of the Department of Justice in favor of chaining and shackling all people appearing before a federal judge. In the case, United […]