2019-11-19: News Headlines

Staff (2019-11-19). She Can't Vote, but 2020 Democrats Want Her Support. truthdig.com Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the "Dreamers," has become a "must meet" for candidates.

WSWS (2019-11-19). United States has the highest child detention rate in the world. wsws.org A UN report released Monday finds that the United States leads the world in depriving children of liberty, particularly through immigration detention.

teleSUR (2019-11-19). 94 Refugees, Migrants Rescued Off Libya's Coast. telesurenglish.net The Ocean Viking charity vessel, operated jointly by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, carried out a mission Tuesday rescuing 94 refugees and migrants off the coast of Libya. | RELATED: | Migrants Released Amid Fighting in Libya Seek Refuge With UN | "We were copied on an email sent to the Libyan coastguard by AlarmPhone this morning. As a result, we altered our course towards the potential boat in distress and arrived in the area 90 minutes later," Search and Rescue…

Fight Back (2019-11-19). Texas students say, "Defend DACA" fightbacknews.org Arlington, TX — The University of Texas at Arlington's Progressive Student Union (PSU) held a rally for DACA recipients, November 14. The group, led by PSU President Mark Napieralski, delivered a list of ten demands to the administration, marching across the campus chanting, "No protection, no peace," "Stand up, fight back," "Black and brown immigrants matter," and "Defend DACA." | PSU delivered their demands to President Karbhari's office, though he was available to receive them personally. Regardless, the office received the demands and promised to deliver them to Karbhari. | PSU's demands included more r…

Prof. Richard Hardigan (2019-11-19). Europe's Shameful Treatment of Refugees: Fire in Greece's Samos Island Refugee Camp. globalresearch.ca Last month a fire roared through the refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, a few miles from the coast of Turkey. The immediate cause of the fire is unclear, but there were clashes between Afghan and Syrian refugees …

Staff (2019-11-19). Migrant Women Fleeing Violence Are Being Revictimized in the US. truthout.org On the night that changed everything, I was only five blocks from home. I heard many stories of domestic violence in my area, but never imagined it would happen to me. My heart was beating a thousand miles an hour, and I could not even find the words to speak. All I could do was run, while he chased me down in his car. When I ran into the street, a taxi stopped, and I thought I might be saved. But all it took was for him to yell "Don't get involved!" for the taxi driver to speed off, taking my hope with h…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-11-19). Trump Wants to Treat Undocumented Migrants Like Enemy Combatants. thenation.com Trump Wants to Treat Undocumented Migrants Like Enemy Combatants…

Terri Gerstein (2019-11-18). Don't Suppress Votes of New Citizens. progressive.org A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote.

Fight Back (2019-11-17). CTU members vote to accept tentative agreement. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted November 15 to accept the tentative agreement they won in the wake of their historic eleven-day strike. | With 80% of schools reporting, members have voted 81% yes to ratify the new contract with Chicago Public Schools. | The union won powerful gains for students and their school communities. | Those gains include mandatory class size caps and enforcement, language forcing CPS to comply with special education laws and regulations, sanctuary school protections for immigrant and refugee students, and supports for thousands of homeless students. While today mo…

United Nations (2019-11-15). Over 1 million health consultations provided in Yemen in 2019: UN migration agency. un.org Since the beginning of the year, the UN Migration Agency has carried out over one million health consultations for displaced and conflict-affected Yemenis and migrants struggling to reach the help they need, the organization announced on Friday.

United Nations (2019-11-15). ICC green-lights probe into violent crimes against Rohingya. un.org Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016.

Nausicaa Renner (2019-11-15). As House Impeaches Trump, Senate Carnage Plods Along. theintercept.com On Wednesday morning, the House of Representatives began public hearings into just the fourth impeachment inquiry on an American president in the nation's history. On the Senate side, it was business as usual. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, opened a hearing with a wry smile: "I'm not sure why you're not over on the House side," he told the audience. The room was not full. "Must have been paid staff." | When Johnson, back in July, gaveled in a hearing in this series, "Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border," the subject was a nationally gal…

United Nations (2019-11-15). Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council resolutions on CAR and Somalia, ICC to probe crimes against Rohingya, Tolerance Day, Americas migrant deaths, Ebola. un.org A recap of Friday's main stories: The Security Council adopts resolutions on Central African Republic and Somalia: ICC to investigate crimes against Rohingya; UNESCO marks International Day for Tolerance; rise in migrant deaths in the Americas, and encouraging news on Ebola in the DRC.

Fred_F (2019-11-15). Defend Medevac to save lives, say protesters. greenleft.org.au Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1245 Australia medevac MelbourneNovember 15, 2019Refugee rights activists rallied across Australia on November 9 to defend the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill (Medevac), which was passed in…

Staff (2019-11-15). "This Is My Home": Meet the Lead Plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case to Save DACA. democracynow.org On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three lawsuits demanding the Trump administration preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era program has granted protection from deportation and a work permit to at least 700,000 undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children. The court's conservative majority appeared poised to side with President Trump in ending the program, while some of the court's liberal justices seemed skeptical of Trump's efforts. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it planned to terminate DACA, arguing the program…

Spencer Woodman (2019-11-14). New Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE's "Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement" theintercept.com A group of prominent U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday that would dramatically curtail the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. | The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, takes aim at a range of practices identified in Solitary Voices, an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Intercept investigation into the heavy use of solitary confinement by ICE. | Press releases from …

Cora Currier (2019-11-14). Lawyers and Scholars to LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters: Stop Helping ICE Deport People. theintercept.com Lawyers, students, and scholars called on legal database providers to end their contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, and private surveillance contractor Palantir, saying the arrangements put universities and immigration lawyers in the untenable position of feeding money and even information into systems that facilitate deportation. | Researchers Against Surveillance and Law Students Against ICE made their requests in a letter and petition asking Thomson Reuters, which owns the legal search tool Westlaw, and RELX,…

Meagan Burrows (2019-11-14). Trump Administration Forgoes Petition to Supreme Court in Jane Doe Case. aclu.org For more | than two years, the ACLU has been fighting a Trump administration policy that | prevents unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal care from accessing | abortion. We had previously won in the lower court, securing a preliminary block on | the policy. And last week, the Trump administration chose not to challenge that | ruling and ask the Supreme Court to review the case—a real victory in our fight | for justice for the Janes. | We first filed | the case in Octobe…

Hugh Handeyside (2019-11-13). Federal Court Rules That Border Officers Can't Arbitrarily Search Our Electronic Devices. aclu.org In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court | has held that the federal government's suspicionless searches of smartphones, laptops, | and other electronic devices at airports or other U.S. ports of entry are | unconstitutional. The ruling in our | case is a recognition that the Constitution protects us even at the border, | and that traveling to or from the United States doesn't mean we give the g…

Staff (2019-11-13). Headlines for November 13, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Today, Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President of Bolivia, Turkish President Erdogan Visiting Trump at White House, Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments over DACA Program, Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case of Mexican Teen Killed by U.S. Border Agent, Supreme Court Clears Way for Sandy Hook Families to Sue Gun Manufacturer, Federal Court Rules Warrantless Searches of Phones at Airport Are Unconstitutional, HHS Probes Google's Program to Collect Healthcare Data of Americans, U.S. Government Detained Record Number of Migrant Children in 2019, SPLC: Stephen Miller Sought t…

Staff (2019-11-12). Headlines for November 12, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Takes Asylum in Mexico, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on DACA Cases, Televised Impeachment Hearings to Start Tomorrow, Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick May Jump Into 2020 Race, NY Republican Congressman Peter King Retires, Donald Trump Jr. Heckled Off Stage by His Own Supporters, EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations, Israeli Military Kills Palestinian Commander in Targeted Assassination in Gaza, Afghan Government & Taliban Agree on Prisoner Exchange, Chilean Government Bows to Protests & Agrees to Rewrite Constitution, 260 Arrested in…

splcenter (2019-11-05). Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails. splcenter.org In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof's murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

splcenter (2019-11-05). Emails Detail Miller's Ties to Group That Touted White Nationalist Writers. splcenter.org White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller demonstrates a connection to an anti-immigrant think tank that promoted white nationalist writers, according to emails acquired by Hatewatch.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-31). Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role. splcenter.org Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).