2020-10-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-10-22). Hundreds of migrant children torn from their families under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy yet to be reunited with parents. wsws.org More than 500 children who were taken away by the Trump administration as part of its brutal crackdown on undocumented immigrants three years ago are yet to be reunited with their families.

_____ (2020-10-22). Migrant Parents Separated From Their Kids Still Can't Be Found. popularresistance.org Lawyers tasked with identifying and reuniting families separated in 2017 and 2018 under the Trump administration's so-called "zero tolerance" border policy say they still haven't been able to locate the parents of at least 545 migrant children, according to a Tuesday court filing from the American Civil Liberties Union. | A majority of these parents — "approximately two-thirds," the filing said — are believed to have been deported to Central America without their children, some of whom were "just babies" at the time of the separation, ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt told CNN this week.

_____ (2020-10-22). Say Racism's Name, And Fight It With Solidarity. popularresistance.org The instability of Trump's presidency and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement have upset the U.S. power structure. White supremacist groups such as the Proud Boys and the Boogaloo Movement have increased in number and visibility to protect the right of white America to the historic spoils of stolen land and stolen labor. These groups have found their Great White Hope in Donald Trump and his many appeals to keep them safe from Black Americans, immigrants, and oppressed nations all over the world.

Staff (2020-10-21). Lawyers Can't Find Parents of 545 Kids Separated by Trump's Immigration Policies. truthout.org Lawyers appointed to represent the interests of migrant children and parents who were separated from one another as a result of a program established by the Trump administration, say that the whereabouts of hundreds of parents affected by that policy remain unknown. | An anti-immigration policy called "zero tolerance"

WSWS (2020-10-21). UK government steps up attacks on asylum seekers and refugees. wsws.org The Conservative government has no intention of upholding the fundamental "right to asylum" section of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Al Neal (2020-10-20). Supreme Court to review 'Remain in Mexico' policy; migrants face terror-filled wait. peoplesworld.org For asylum seekers and refugees forced to stay in Mexico as their requests to enter the United States enter procedural limbo, their lives are minimized to being political and legal ping-pong balls, going back and forth over the new (incomplete) border wall with every court ruling or Trump administration executive order. On Monday, Oct. 19, …

RT (2020-10-20). France will dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group, as Islamist crackdown continues — Macron. rt.com French President Emmanuel Macron has said that a Hamas-linked Muslim group connected with the beheading of a teacher in Paris will be disbanded. Macron also promised to take "concrete actions" against radical Islamist terrorism. | "We know what needs to be done," the president told reporters in Paris on Tuesday, announcing that a Muslim group connected to Palestinian Hamas militants would be broken up. The group is believed to be linked to the beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty by a teenage Chechen refugee last week. Prior to the killing, Paty had shown his class a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed. | A…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-10-20). $18 Billion COVID Vaccine Gold Rush Threatens Horseshoe Crabs, Ocean Ecosystem. globalresearch.ca The annual spring congregation of egg-laden horseshoe crabs on the east coast provide a vital food source for annual migrations of millions of shore birds. | The

2020-10-22: News Headlines

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-10-21). Proveer agua para migrantes y aliados es un crimen para EE.UU. workers.org Trump no solo continúa llevando a cabo una vil diatriba antiinmigrante casi a diario, sino que los agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas llevaron a cabo recientemente un siniestro ataque SWAT en Arizona. Y en la ciudad de Nueva York, los agentes de ICE están arrestando a . . . |

Staff (2020-10-21). Lawyers Can't Find Parents of 545 Kids Separated by Trump's Immigration Policies. truthout.org Lawyers appointed to represent the interests of migrant children and parents who were separated from one another as a result of a program established by the Trump administration, say that the whereabouts of hundreds of parents affected by that policy remain unknown. | An anti-immigration policy called "zero tolerance"

WSWS (2020-10-21). UK government steps up attacks on asylum seekers and refugees. wsws.org The Conservative government has no intention of upholding the fundamental "right to asylum" section of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Al Neal (2020-10-20). Supreme Court to review 'Remain in Mexico' policy; migrants face terror-filled wait. peoplesworld.org For asylum seekers and refugees forced to stay in Mexico as their requests to enter the United States enter procedural limbo, their lives are minimized to being political and legal ping-pong balls, going back and forth over the new (incomplete) border wall with every court ruling or Trump administration executive order. On Monday, Oct. 19, …

RT (2020-10-20). France will dissolve pro-Hamas Muslim group, as Islamist crackdown continues — Macron. rt.com French President Emmanuel Macron has said that a Hamas-linked Muslim group connected with the beheading of a teacher in Paris will be disbanded. Macron also promised to take "concrete actions" against radical Islamist terrorism. | "We know what needs to be done," the president told reporters in Paris on Tuesday, announcing that a Muslim group connected to Palestinian Hamas militants would be broken up. The group is believed to be linked to the beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty by a teenage Chechen refugee last week. Prior to the killing, Paty had shown his class a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed. | A…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2020-10-20). $18 Billion COVID Vaccine Gold Rush Threatens Horseshoe Crabs, Ocean Ecosystem. globalresearch.ca The annual spring congregation of egg-laden horseshoe crabs on the east coast provide a vital food source for annual migrations of millions of shore birds. | The

Forbes West (2020-10-19). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration: Reds need not apply. peoplesworld.org Immigrants inside the United States can be denied the ability to adjust their status to "lawful permanent resident" on the grounds of membership "or affiliation" [emphasis added] with a Communist or "totalitarian" party, either foreign or domestic, according to new policy "guidance" issued Oct. 2 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The directive refers to …

RT (2020-10-19). Greece to expand wall on Turkish border to block migrants. rt.com Athens said on Monday it had finalized plans to build a wall along Greece's border with Turkey, to prevent large numbers of migrants from crossing into the country illegally. | About 26 kilometers (16 miles) of wall will be added to an existing 10 km section of fence, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said, adding that the project is due to be completed by the end of April. The five-meter (15-foot) barrier would cost €63 million ($74 million). | The wall will be made of galvanized square steel tubes and concrete foundations, Greece's public order ministry has said. In addition, a surveillance camera net…

The Canary (2020-10-19). MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from immigration law. thecanary.co The government has stripped out protections for lone child refugees from immigration legislation that will end EU freedom-of-movement rules in the UK.Unaccompanied children: MPs voted 327 votes to 264 — majority 63 — to remove an amendment made by peers which would have required the government to ensure unaccompanied children in the EU continue to be relocated with close relatives in the UK. The division list showed six Conservative MPs rebelled to try and keep the measure in the Bill, including former ministers David Davis and Tim Loughton.The amendment to continue existing arrangements had been…

NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU (2020-10-19). Friday 10/23: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual conference (FREE)…

NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU (2020-10-19). Thursday 10/22: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual conference (FREE)…

League of Consv. Voters and partners (2020-10-18). Tuesday 10/20: Immigration & Environment: Building Upon Our Roots for a Just Future. indybay.org Online via livestream…

The Canary (2020-10-18). Government adviser on Islamophobia calls for unity in the wake of France attack. thecanary.co Everyone should "work together" to counter extremism following an attack on a history teacher in France, the government's Islamophobia adviser has said. | History teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded near Paris on Friday 16 October. Paty had previously been threatened for discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed with his class, according to French police. | The suspect, an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services, was shot dead by police. | "We must not play into their hateful rhetoric": | Qari Asim MBE, imam of Makkah Mosque and government adviser on Islamophobia, spoke out agai…