The Borderland Immigration Council Denounces Abusive Practices at El Paso Ports of Entry
"BIC denounces the discriminatory persecution of Muslim refugees entering the United States after an intense vetting process, and simultaneously denounces the ongoing abuses of LPRS along the U.S.-Mexico border."
The Borderland Immigration Council denounces
President Trump’s Immigration and Border Executive Orders
President Trump's executive orders are a devastating assault on our Borderplex home of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.
Degradation, negligence, and abuse in ICE's El Paso
"I was treated like a dog instead of a human being."
Corey Price, ICE Field Office Director, Authorizes Deportation of hospitalized Suicidal Mexican Citizen
BIC members organized a press conference for Ricardo Molinar, a man who was deported after attempting to kill himself even though he had been issued a preliminary discharge criteria, which recommended Molinar be discharged after seven to ten days of treatment.
Peaceful Protest in San Jacinto
BIC held a protest in downtown El Paso, outside Congressman O'Rourke's offices, to bring awareness to abuse of migrants by ICE.
Given the lack of success in local efforts to address these concerns with ICE leadership, the Borderland Immigration Council is seeking accountability sessions with the USCIS Asylum Office for Texas in Houston as well as with regional and national ICE leadership.
Borderland Immigration Council Coordinates Community Response to New ICE Leadership
in El Paso, TX
ICE Responds to the Increasing Violence Against Mexican
Journalists Seeking Asylum With Inhumane Incarceration
Martin Mendez Pineda, a 25 year old journalist from Acapulco, Guerrero flees Mexico seeking asylum at the El Paso Port of Entry.
BIC Denounces ICE's Zero-Parole Policies in El Paso Immigration Cases
We call on ICE at the local and national levels to clarify policies and criteria for obtaining parole, and to ensure that reasonable avenues exist for all migration detainees to obtain parole and leave detention centers while they go through their court processes.
BIC Joins Peaceful Protest Denouncing AG Sessions' and Secretary Kelly
BIC was present to advocate for three cases that represent the many people legally seeking protections at our border who have fallen victim to the Trump administration's policy of criminalizing asylum seekers and migrants and militarizing our border.
Discretion to Deny
Discretion to Deny details the human impacts of systematic practices in border immigration enforcement that infringe upon the rights and dignity of those caught up in the immigration system in the El Paso Sector.
STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S RESCISSION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
The Borderland Immigration Counsel (BIC) condemns the decision of the Trump Administration to rescind DACA protections for roughly 800,000 young people who were brought to the US as children.
SEALING THE BORDER: THE CRIMINALIZATION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS IN THE TRUMP ERA
Criminalization of asylum seekers under the Trump administration creates unforgivable system of brutality and cruelty towards those fleeing violence in home country.