Monthly Archives: July 2019

2019-07-31: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-31). The Inconvenient Truth About Migration the Media Brush Off. truthdig.com Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natu…

Staff (2019-07-31). On Direct Action and Trump's Immigration Agenda. truthout.org | | We are nearing the tail end of the latest round of reports of (and subsequent righteous uproar at) the ongoing crisis at the U.S./Mexico border and all things immigration. At different points over the last several weeks, folks have wondered aloud online about where was the immigrant rights movement? What could be done? | Speaking for myself, it's been difficult to produce a convenient answer (or even an inconvenient one that will work). I have felt pena ajena when I see that the only action step for people is to do…

Staff (2019-07-31). "We Don't Want Another President Obama": Activist Urges Democrats to Reframe Immigration Debate. democracynow.org Democratic candidates also sparred on immigration policy, from decriminalizing border crossing to providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. We hear excerpts of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Plus we speak to Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

The Canary (2019-07-31). Archbishop of Glasgow hits out at forced evictions of asylum seekers. thecanary.co Forced evictions of unsuccessful asylum seekers have been condemned as "regrettable and harsh" by the Archbishop of Glasgow.Philip Tartaglia accused the UK Government of "bringing indignity and suffering on the refugees and asylum seekers" in a strongly worded letter to the newly appointed home secretary.Calling for evicted people to have access to "decent accommodation in accordance with their human dignity", Scotland's most senior Catholic addressed a plea to Priti Patel to stop making people homeless.Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel (Yui Mok/PA)In his letter, the archbishop…

Staff (2019-07-31). "We Don't Want Another Obama": Immigration Activist Urges Democrats to Be Bold. truthout.org | | Democratic candidates sparred on immigration policy, from decriminalizing border crossing to providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. We hear excerpts of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Plus we speak to Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We're also joined by Erika Andiola of RAICES. Erika, I wanted to…

teleSUR (2019-07-31). 81 Venezuelans Return Home From Ecuador With Gov't Program. telesurenglish.net A total of 81 Venezuelans returned from Ecuador Tuesday, as part of the 'Return to the Homeland' program that has been promoted by President Nicolas Maduro's administration. | RELATED: | 180 Venezuelans Return Home from Peru | According to the Venezuelans returning their decision is mainly based on the unfulfilled expectations when migrating, lack of opportunities in the host countries, suffering from xenophobia and/or not having the resources to return by their own means. | The migrants were residing…

teleSUR (2019-07-31). EU Countries to Host 116 Africans Migrants Rejected by Italy. telesurenglish.net Germany, France, Portugal, Luxembourg and Ireland agreed to take 116 African migrants who were rescued at sea by the Italian coastguard boat "Gregoretti" but denied permission to go ashore by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Salvini Orders Italian Coast Guard Not to Rescue 135 Migrants | After being disembarked at the Augusta port in Sicil…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-31). Socialist Analysis & Discussion – The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement. indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St., San Jose…

No Coal in Oakland (2019-07-31). Migrant Justice is Climate Justice: Protest at ICE Office in SF. indybay.org ICE Office | 630 Sansome St | San Francisco, CA 94111…

Norma Smith (2019-07-31). Poetry to Close the Camps. indybay.org 630 Sansome St (Immigration and Customs Enforcement HQ)…

Staff (2019-07-31). 2nd Democratic Debate, Pt 1: Battle Over Medicare for All and Fixing Immigration (2/3). therealnews.com The debate allowed candidates to show how support for Medicare for All and humanity at the U.S. border are key issues in 2020. With guests Kimberly Moffit and Jeet Heer, hosted by Marc Steiner…

Jens Berger (2019-07-31). Fighting the Causes of Flight. indybay.org The refugee debate is back again but only the symptoms are in the spotlight. Refugees are fought instead of the causes of flight. The political failure is as dreadful as the forgetfulness of the media and politics. For the first time, more than 70 million persons are fleeing from war, persecution and conflicts. Every two seconds a person becomes a refugee.

Albert Bender (2019-07-30). Standing room only at Nashville immigrant and refugee rights forum. peoplesworld.org "I am a woman. I am a Mexican. My family lives in fear every single day"- Veronica Zavaleta NASHVILLE — Veronica Zavaleta, a homeowner, a business owner, mother, and immigrant gave a moving account of her feelings of terror at the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Her narrative was given at a public …

The Canary (2019-07-30). Most civilian deaths in Afghanistan at hands of coalition and regime forces, says UN report. thecanary.co More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the UN mission said in a report.The report apparently refers to civilians killed during supposed Afghan and US military operations against insurgents, such as airstrikes and night raids on militant hideouts. Insurgents often hide among civilians.The US formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014 but still provides extensive air and other support to Afghan forces.The UN report published on Tuesday said 403 civilians were killed by Afghan forces…

Amy Goodman (2019-07-30). Baltimore residents: Trump's attacks on the city are rooted in "racism and white supremacy" nationofchange.org President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Ba…

Calvin Trillin (2019-07-30). Go Back Where You Came From: A Coincidence. thenation.com Go Back Where You Came From: A Coincidence…

Staff (2019-07-30). DOJ Guts Asylum Protections for Members of Families Threatened With Violence. truthout.org | | In a decision immigrant rights advocates said could have horrific consequences for thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America, Attorney General William Barr ruled Monday that being an immediate member of a persecuted family is not sufficient grounds to seek asylum in the United States. | According to immigration experts, Barr's move rewrites years of law and represents the Trump administration's…

teleSUR (2019-07-30). Costa Rica and Panama Bust Migrant-Smuggling Network. telesurenglish.net Costa Rican and Panamanian officials arrested Tuesday nearly 49 people linked to an international human smuggling network that would charge migrants thousands of dollars to take them through Central America en route to the United States. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Top Court to Rule on 'Safe Third Country' Agreement with US | The operation constitutes one of the largest ever launched against human smugglers in Costa Rica. Migration police and prosecutors raided 36 locations…

teleSUR (2019-07-30). Greece: Students Protest to Keep Universities Police Free. telesurenglish.net Greek students are protesting against a proposal to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness. | RELATED: | Greece: Refugees, Activists on Alert Amid New Migration Acts | A couple of thousand students marched through Athens against repealing asylum last week. "I personally believe the free movement of ideas means that no institution of the state can inter…

Staff (2019-07-30). Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Facility in Georgia. truthout.org | | A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart…

Joshua Cho (2019-07-30). Media Downplay Climate Disruption's Ever-Growing Role in Driving Migration. fair.org Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natural…

Staff (2019-07-30). Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Jail in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down. democracynow.org A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart on July 10 as his removal proceedings continued. Two weeks later he was pronounced dead at a Georgia hospital.

Staff (2019-07-30). Headlines for July 30, 2019. democracynow.org Gilroy, CA Shooter Touted White Supremacist Text, Posted Racist Content Before Massacre, Trump Renews Attacks on Rep. Cummings, Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Senate Fails to Override Trump Vetoes on Bills Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Air Raids Kill At Least 10 in Northern Yemen, 5 Teenage Students Killed by Security Forces in Sudan, Brazil: At Least 57 Killed in Prison Riot, 164 Environmental Activists Killed in 2018, Indigenous Activists Protest Real Estate Development in New Zealand, Greenland's Ice Sheet at Risk of Record Melting, CNN and MSNBC to Host Climate Crisis-Centered Events, Kamala Harris R…

Staff (2019-07-30). Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Facility in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down. democracynow.org A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart on July 10 as his removal proceedings continued. Two weeks later he was pronounced dead at a Georgia hospital.

teleSUR (2019-07-30). Guatemala's Top Court to Rule on Migration Agreement with US. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Human Rights Prosecutor Jordan Rodas Monday filed an urgent appeal to the Constitutional Court to curb the "Safe Third Country" (STC) agreement signed by President Jimmy Morales administration in Washington, D.C., on July 26. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Enacts Another Restriction for Asylum-Seekers | "The agreement contradicts not only the Guatemalan Constitutio…

Larissa Pham (2019-07-30). Chia-Chia Lin's Haunting Immigrant Novel. thenation.com Chia-Chia Lin's Haunting Immigrant Novel…

WSWS (2019-07-30). US Marines arrested for human trafficking and drug offenses. wsws.org Nineteen active-duty soldiers stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base in Southern California were arrested following an earlier investigation that revealed Marines smuggling immigrants near the US-Mexico border.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-30). 'No Limit to the Depths of the Cruelty of the Trump Regime': Admin Spurns Court Order to Stop Separating Families. commondreams.org "Where are they? How are they treated? When will they be reunited? Why were they still separated?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child_migrant_1.jpg

Timothy Wise (2019-07-30). Dear Democrats: We Owe Migrants More Than "Decriminalization" commondreams.org Migrants certainly are not criminals for fleeing conditions the U.S. government helped create. They are victims. (Photo: Ryan/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/refugees_0.png

Staff (2019-07-29). Headlines for July 29, 2019. democracynow.org Baltimore Pushes Back After Trump Calls City "Rodent Infested Mess" and Attacks Rep. Cummings, Gunman Kills 3, Injures 15 at Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, Shooting at Brownsville, Brooklyn, Block Party Kills 1, Injures 11, SCOTUS OKs Trump Plan to Use Military Funds for Border Wall, U.S. and Guatemala Sign Controversial Immigration Deal Despite Widespread Opposition, Dir. of National Intelligence Dan Coats Resigns, Brazilian President Bolsonaro Threatens Glenn Greenwald with Imprisonment, Miners Raid Tribe in Brazil, Killing Leader as Amazon Suffers Mass Deforestation by Illegal Loggers, Russian…

Staff (2019-07-29). Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy" democracynow.org President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Balti…

Bryan Ellis (2019-07-29). Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees. liberationnews.org On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-28). How Joe Biden's privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis. thegrayzone.com On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic…

Staff (2019-07-26). Judge Halts Trump's Asylum Ban That Represents a "Relentless Attack on the Very Idea of Asylum" democracynow.org A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked President Trump's plan to bar nearly all migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of California ordered Trump to continue accepting asylum claims, issuing a preliminary injunction against a rule that would block anyone who passes through a third country before arriving in the U.S. from applying for asylum. The rule would effectively stop people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala from seeking refuge in the United States. The preliminary injunction came just hours after a federal judge in Washington…

Staff (2019-07-26). Headlines for July 26, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Administration to Bring Back Federal Executions After 16-Year Hiatus, 44-Year-Old Mexican Immigrant Dies in ICE Custody, Trump Threatens to Impose Travel Ban on Guatemalans, Oklahoma Suspends Plans to Jail 1,600 Migrant Children at Fort Sill, 150 Migrants Feared Dead in Shipwrecks Off Libyan Coast, Five Dead as Europe Swelters Under Record-Setting Heat, "Unprecedented" Wildfires Scorch Over 1 Million Acres of Alaskan Forest, California and Automakers Agree to Fuel Efficiency Targets Opposed by Trump, Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces Zero Waste Act as Part of Green New Deal, GOP Blocks Election Security Bills as S…

Nausicaa Renner (2019-07-25). As Immigrants Become More Aware of Their Rights, ICE Steps Up Ruses and Surveillance. theintercept.com "ICE's mission is to apprehend people that it believes shouldn't be in our communities and it will go to great lengths to do that, particularly in the face of increased knowledge of rights."

Aaron Maté (2019-07-25). Trump openly terrorizes Central American migrants, whereas Democrats did it quietly. thegrayzone.com Roberto Lovato argues that while Trump's racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is unprecedented, US cruelty towards Central American refugees is longstanding, and…

pip.hinman (2019-07-25). Nationwide protests say: 'Six years too long'. greenleft.org.au Thousands of refugee rights activists, in more than 20 protests around the country, filled streets chanting "Six years too long, bring them here" on July 20. | The rallies marked six years since Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd decided that no one who sought asylum via boat would be granted it. Rudd's decision on July 19, 2013 was an act of political expediency designed to outflank the Coalition from the right on refugee policy in the lead up to the federal elections that year. | Since then, at least a dozen people have died in offshore detention. Numerous people have attempted suicide. | About 800 people are stil…

Staff (2019-07-24). Headlines for July 24, 2019. democracynow.org Robert Mueller Testifies Before Congress, Trump Rails Against Squad, Mueller Report in Speech to Teenagers, Disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Expected to Step Down, ORR Says Unaccompanied Migrant Children Could Be Detained for Years, Immigration Agents Detain Texas Teen for 3+ Weeks Despite Being a U.S. Citizen, Tennessee Community Blocks ICE from Taking Neighbor by Forming Human Chain, Trump Threatens Guatemala with Tariffs and Other Penalties After Failure of Immigration Deal, DOJ Pursues Antitrust Probe into Big Tech, Reports: FTC to Accuse Facebook of Misleading Consumers on Personal Data Use, F…

Ai-jen Poo (2019-07-24). The Soft Power of Héctor Figueroa. progressive.org Wherever working people were hurting, he was ready to organize. From immigrant rights to taxi workers, he believed in the power of everyday people, when organized, to change everything.

Fight Back (2019-07-23). San Francisco protest: Oust Duterte! Stop the killings in the Philippines! fightbacknews.org San Francisco, CA – On July 22, more than 300 people packed the street in front of the Philippine consulate in San Francisco. Chants of "People power now!" and "No justice, no peace! Stop the killings in the Philippines!" rang out as protestors called for the ousting of Philippine President Duterte, who has killed thousands in his so-called 'war on drugs.' The occasion was the "Peoples' SONA" on the occasion of the official State of the Nation Address given by the Philippine president each year. | Speakers from the BAYAN/Anakbayan of San Francisco, Migrante, and other organizations including the Arab Resource and…

Staff (2019-07-23). Headlines for July 23, 2019. democracynow.org Half a Million Puerto Ricans Take Over San Juan Streets to Call for Gov. Rosselló to Resign, Boris Johnson Becomes New British Prime Minister, Trump Admin Expands Deportation Powers, Putting 100,000s of Undocumented Immigrants at Risk, ICE Now Using DNA Testing on Asylum-Seeking Families, DOJ Tells Mueller His Testimony Must "Remain Within Boundaries" of Redacted Report, Trump Says He Can "Wipe Afghanistan Off the Face of the Earth" as He Meets Pakistani PM Imran Khan, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte Calls for the Death Penalty for Drug Offenders, Syrian Airstrikes Kill At Least 50, Amid Ongoing Violence in Id…

unitedEditor (2019-07-20). Why did Argentina declare Hezbollah a terrorist group? uwidata.com Argentina has officially declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization. The declaration created a considerable amount of controversy given the strong feelings on the issue in various countries. Background Argentina has received more immigrants than any other Latin American nation. While they are mostly of European origin, many have also come from Syria and Lebanon. There are …

Liberation Staff (2019-07-20). 800 US protests: Close the camps, free the children. liberationnews.org Thousands take to the streets in protest of torturous conditions inflicted on immigrant children and parents.

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2019-07-18). John Tanton's Legacy. splcenter.org John Tanton, the racist architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement, has left behind a legacy that spawned more than a dozen nativist organizations, driven an anti-immigrant agenda for four decades, and found friends in the White House.

splcenter (2019-07-17). SPLC sues Trump administration over new rule that makes migrants who pass through other countries ineligible for asylum. splcenter.org The SPLC and its partners filed a lawsuit and an emergency motion this week seeking to block a new Trump administration rule that categorically bars asylum for migrants who cross the southern border without applying for and being denied asylum in any country that they pass through on their way to the U.S.

splcenter (2019-07-16). SPLC sues Florida officials over law requiring police to act as ICE agents. splcenter.org The SPLC and its partners sued top Florida officials today over a new state law that requires local police to act as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

ACLU (2019-07-11). CBP Can't Detain Domestic Flight Passengers for Refusing Suspicionless ID Checks. aclu.org The Constitution protects passengers deplaning domestic flights just as it protects people on the street or in a car. | In February 2017, two U.S. CBP officers stood on a jet bridge at New York's JFK Airport to meet Delta Flight 1583 as it taxied to the gate upon arrival from San Francisco. As passengers prepared to deplane, they were told by flight attendants — at the direction of the two officers — that all passengers would have to show identification documents to the officer…

splcenter (2019-07-11). Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention. splcenter.org Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.

2019-07-31: Social Media Postees

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81 Venezuelans Return Home From Ecuador With Gov't Program
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
A total of 81 Venezuelans returned from Ecuador Tuesday, as part of the 'Return to the Homeland' program that has been promoted by President Nicolas Maduro's administration. | RELATED: | 180 Venezuelans Return Home from Peru | According to the Venezuelans returning their decision is mainly based on the unfulfilled expectations when migrating, lack of opportunities in the host countries, suffering from xenophobia and/or not having the resources to return by their own means. | The migrants were residing…
telesurenglish.net/news/81-Venezuelans-Return-Home-From-Ecuador-With-Government-Program-20190731-0014.html

On Direct Action and Trump's Immigration Agenda
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-31
| We are nearing the tail end of the latest round of reports of (and subsequent righteous uproar at) the ongoing crisis at the U.S./Mexico border and all things immigration. At different points over the last several weeks, folks have wondered aloud online about where was the immigrant rights movement? What could be done? | Speaking for myself, it's been difficult to produce a convenient answer (or even an inconvenient one that will work). I have felt pena ajena when I see that the only action step for people is to do…
truthout.org/articles/on-direct-action-and-trumps-immigration-agenda/

On Direct Action and Trump's Immigration Agenda
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-31
| We are nearing the tail end of the latest round of reports of (and subsequent righteous uproar at) the ongoing crisis at the U.S./Mexico border and all things immigration. At different points over the last several weeks, folks have wondered aloud online about where was the immigrant rights movement? What could be done? | Speaking for myself, it's been difficult to produce a convenient answer (or even an inconvenient one that will work). I have felt pena ajena when I see that the only action step for people is to do…
truthout.org/articles/on-direct-action-and-trumps-immigration-agenda/

EU Countries to Host 116 Africans Migrants Rejected by Italy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
Germany, France, Portugal, Luxembourg and Ireland agreed to take 116 African migrants who were rescued at sea by the Italian coastguard boat "Gregoretti" but denied permission to go ashore by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Salvini Orders Italian Coast Guard Not to Rescue 135 Migrants | After being disembarked at the Augusta port in Sicil…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Countries-to-Host-116-Africans-Migrants-Rejected-by-Italy-20190731-0004.html

"We Don't Want Another Obama": Immigration Activist Urges Democrats to Be Bold
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-31
| Democratic candidates sparred on immigration policy, from decriminalizing border crossing to providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. We hear excerpts of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Plus we speak to Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We're also joined by Erika Andiola of RAICES. Erika, I wanted to…
truthout.org/video/we-dont-want-another-obama-immigration-activist-urges-democrats-to-be-bold/

EU Countries to Host 116 Africans Migrants Rejected by Italy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-31
Germany, France, Portugal, Luxembourg and Ireland agreed to take 116 African migrants who were rescued at sea by the Italian coastguard boat "Gregoretti" but denied permission to go ashore by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Salvini Orders Italian Coast Guard Not to Rescue 135 Migrants | After being disembarked at the Augusta port in Sicil…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Countries-to-Host-116-Africans-Migrants-Rejected-by-Italy-20190731-0004.html

"We Don't Want Another President Obama": Activist Urges Democrats to Reframe Immigration Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-31
Democratic candidates also sparred on immigration policy, from decriminalizing border crossing to providing healthcare to undocumented immigrants. We hear excerpts of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Plus we speak to Erika Andiola, chief advocacy officer for RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/31/cnn_democratic_debate_immigration_erika_andiola

The Inconvenient Truth About Migration the Media Brush Off
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-31
Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natu…
truthdig.com/articles/the-inconvenient-truth-about-migration-media-brushes-off/

Archbishop of Glasgow hits out at forced evictions of asylum seekers
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-31
Forced evictions of unsuccessful asylum seekers have been condemned as "regrettable and harsh" by the Archbishop of Glasgow.Philip Tartaglia accused the UK Government of "bringing indignity and suffering on the refugees and asylum seekers" in a strongly worded letter to the newly appointed home secretary.Calling for evicted people to have access to "decent accommodation in accordance with their human dignity", Scotland's most senior Catholic addressed a plea to Priti Patel to stop making people homeless.Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel (Yui Mok/PA)In his letter, the archbishop…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/31/archbishop-of-glasgow-hits-out-at-forced-evictions-of-asylum-seekers/

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St., San Jose…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/29/18825054.php

Fighting the Causes of Flight
Jens Berger | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
The refugee debate is back again but only the symptoms are in the spotlight. Refugees are fought instead of the causes of flight. The political failure is as dreadful as the forgetfulness of the media and politics. For the first time, more than 70 million persons are fleeing from war, persecution and conflicts. Every two seconds a person becomes a refugee.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/29/18825037.php

Poetry to Close the Camps
Norma Smith | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
630 Sansome St (Immigration and Customs Enforcement HQ)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/29/18825055.php

2nd Democratic Debate, Pt 1: Battle Over Medicare for All and Fixing Immigration (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-31
The debate allowed candidates to show how support for Medicare for All and humanity at the U.S. border are key issues in 2020. With guests Kimberly Moffit and Jeet Heer, hosted by Marc Steiner…
therealnews.com/stories/2nd-democratic-debate-pt-2-battle-over-medicare-for-all-and-fixing-immigration-2-3

Migrant Justice is Climate Justice: Protest at ICE Office in SF
No Coal in Oakland | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
ICE Office | 630 Sansome St | San Francisco, CA 94111…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/29/18825051.php

Greece: Students Protest to Keep Universities Police Free
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Greek students are protesting against a proposal to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover for lawlessness. | RELATED: | Greece: Refugees, Activists on Alert Amid New Migration Acts | A couple of thousand students marched through Athens against repealing asylum last week. "I personally believe the free movement of ideas means that no institution of the state can inter…
telesurenglish.net/news/greece-university-students-protest-no-police-academic-asylum-20190730-0014.html

Costa Rica and Panama Bust Migrant-Smuggling Network
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Costa Rican and Panamanian officials arrested Tuesday nearly 49 people linked to an international human smuggling network that would charge migrants thousands of dollars to take them through Central America en route to the United States. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Top Court to Rule on 'Safe Third Country' Agreement with US | The operation constitutes one of the largest ever launched against human smugglers in Costa Rica. Migration police and prosecutors raided 36 locations…
telesurenglish.net/news/Costa-Rica-and-Panama-Bust-Migrant-Smuggling-Ring-20190730-0018.html

Dear Democrats: We Owe Migrants More Than "Decriminalization"
Timothy Wise | commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
Migrants certainly are not criminals for fleeing conditions the U.S. government helped create. They are victims. (Photo: Ryan/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/refugees_0.png
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/30/dear-democrats-we-owe-migrants-more-decriminalization?cd-origin=rss

Standing room only at Nashville immigrant and refugee rights forum
Albert Bender | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-30
"I am a woman. I am a Mexican. My family lives in fear every single day"- Veronica Zavaleta NASHVILLE — Veronica Zavaleta, a homeowner, a business owner, mother, and immigrant gave a moving account of her feelings of terror at the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Her narrative was given at a public …
peoplesworld.org/article/standing-room-only-at-nashville-immigrant-and-refugee-rights-forum/

DOJ Guts Asylum Protections for Members of Families Threatened With Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-30
| In a decision immigrant rights advocates said could have horrific consequences for thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America, Attorney General William Barr ruled Monday that being an immediate member of a persecuted family is not sufficient grounds to seek asylum in the United States. | According to immigration experts, Barr's move rewrites years of law and represents the Trump administration's…
truthout.org/articles/doj-guts-asylum-protections-for-members-of-families-threatened-with-violence/

Baltimore residents: Trump's attacks on the city are rooted in "racism and white supremacy"
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-30
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Ba…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/30/baltimore-residents-trumps-attacks-on-the-city-are-rooted-in-racism-and-white-supremacy/

Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Facility in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-30
A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart on July 10 as his removal proceedings continued. Two weeks later he was pronounced dead at a Georgia hospital.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/30/pedro_arriago_santoya_ice_custody_death

Go Back Where You Came From: A Coincidence
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2019-07-30
Go Back Where You Came From: A Coincidence…
thenation.com/article/trump-immigration-queens/

Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Jail in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-30
A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart on July 10 as his removal proceedings continued. Two weeks later he was pronounced dead at a Georgia hospital.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/30/pedro_arriago_santoya_ice_custody_death

Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Facility in Georgia
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-30
| A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart…
truthout.org/video/four-immigrants-have-died-at-stewart-ice-facility-in-georgia/

Guatemala's Top Court to Rule on Migration Agreement with US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Guatemala's Human Rights Prosecutor Jordan Rodas Monday filed an urgent appeal to the Constitutional Court to curb the "Safe Third Country" (STC) agreement signed by President Jimmy Morales administration in Washington, D.C., on July 26. | RELATED: | Trump Admin Enacts Another Restriction for Asylum-Seekers | "The agreement contradicts not only the Guatemalan Constitutio…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemalas-Top-Court-to-Rule-on-Safe-Third-Country-Agreement-with-US-20190730-0005.html

Chia-Chia Lin's Haunting Immigrant Novel
Larissa Pham | thenation.com | 2019-07-30
Chia-Chia Lin's Haunting Immigrant Novel…
thenation.com/article/chia-chia-lin-the-unpassing-novel-review/

Media Downplay Climate Disruption's Ever-Growing Role in Driving Migration
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-07-30
Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natural…
fair.org/home/media-downplay-climate-disruptions-ever-growing-role-in-driving-migration/

Most civilian deaths in Afghanistan at hands of coalition and regime forces, says UN report
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-30
More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the UN mission said in a report.The report apparently refers to civilians killed during supposed Afghan and US military operations against insurgents, such as airstrikes and night raids on militant hideouts. Insurgents often hide among civilians.The US formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014 but still provides extensive air and other support to Afghan forces.The UN report published on Tuesday said 403 civilians were killed by Afghan forces…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/30/most-civilian-deaths-in-afghanistan-at-hands-of-coalition-and-regime-forces-says-un-report/

US Marines arrested for human trafficking and drug offenses
wsws.org | 2019-07-30
Nineteen active-duty soldiers stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base in Southern California were arrested following an earlier investigation that revealed Marines smuggling immigrants near the US-Mexico border.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/30/mari-j30.html

'No Limit to the Depths of the Cruelty of the Trump Regime': Admin Spurns Court Order to Stop Separating Families
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
"Where are they? How are they treated? When will they be reunited? Why were they still separated?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child_migrant_1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/30/no-limit-depths-cruelty-trump-regime-admin-spurns-court-order-stop-separating?cd-origin=rss

Baltimore Residents: Trump's Attacks on the City Are Rooted in "Racism and White Supremacy"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-29
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings's district is "considered the Worst in the USA," and said "no human being would want to live there." Trump's initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president's remarks, and The Balti…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/29/donald_trump_elijah_cummings_baltimore_tweets

Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-29
On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.
liberationnews.org/protesters-in-bradenton-defend-the-rights-of-immigrants-and-refugees/

How Joe Biden's privatization plans helped doom Latin America and fuel the migration crisis
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-28
On the campaign trail, Joe Biden has boasted of his role in transforming Colombia and Central America through ambitious economic…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/28/biden-privatization-plan-colombia-honduras-migration/

Migration Crisis on Four Fronts: George Soros and the 'Great Replacement'
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-27
1 — France's 'Black Vests' The "Yellow Vests" in France have been replaced by a new protest movement, representing a new demographic: on July 12, 2019, 700 members of the "Black Vest" movement rushed and occupied the historic Pantheon in Paris. The 'Gilets Noir' is a movement of undocumented migrants, predominantly from North Africa whose …
uwidata.com/4467-migration-crisis-on-four-fronts-george-soros-and-the-great-replacement/

Judge Halts Trump's Asylum Ban That Represents a "Relentless Attack on the Very Idea of Asylum"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-26
A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked President Trump's plan to bar nearly all migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of California ordered Trump to continue accepting asylum claims, issuing a preliminary injunction against a rule that would block anyone who passes through a third country before arriving in the U.S. from applying for asylum. The rule would effectively stop people from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala from seeking refuge in the United States. The preliminary injunction came just hours after a federal judge in Washington…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/26/federal_judge_blocks_trump_asylum_ban

Trump openly terrorizes Central American migrants, whereas Democrats did it quietly
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-25
Roberto Lovato argues that while Trump's racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is unprecedented, US cruelty towards Central American refugees is longstanding, and…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/25/trump-openly-terrorizes-central-american-migrants-whereas-democrats-did-it-quietly/

As Immigrants Become More Aware of Their Rights, ICE Steps Up Ruses and Surveillance
Nausicaa Renner | theintercept.com | 2019-07-25
"ICE's mission is to apprehend people that it believes shouldn't be in our communities and it will go to great lengths to do that, particularly in the face of increased knowledge of rights."
theintercept.com/2019/07/25/ice-surveillance-ruse-arrests-raids/

Nationwide protests say: 'Six years too long'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-25
Thousands of refugee rights activists, in more than 20 protests around the country, filled streets chanting "Six years too long, bring them here" on July 20. | The rallies marked six years since Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd decided that no one who sought asylum via boat would be granted it. Rudd's decision on July 19, 2013 was an act of political expediency designed to outflank the Coalition from the right on refugee policy in the lead up to the federal elections that year. | Since then, at least a dozen people have died in offshore detention. Numerous people have attempted suicide. | About 800 people are stil…
greenleft.org.au/content/nation-wide-protests-say-six-years-too-long

The Soft Power of Héctor Figueroa
Ai-jen Poo | progressive.org | 2019-07-24
Wherever working people were hurting, he was ready to organize. From immigrant rights to taxi workers, he believed in the power of everyday people, when organized, to change everything.
progressive.org/op-eds/hector-figueroa-poo-190724/

San Francisco protest: Oust Duterte! Stop the killings in the Philippines!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-23
San Francisco, CA – On July 22, more than 300 people packed the street in front of the Philippine consulate in San Francisco. Chants of "People power now!" and "No justice, no peace! Stop the killings in the Philippines!" rang out as protestors called for the ousting of Philippine President Duterte, who has killed thousands in his so-called 'war on drugs.' The occasion was the "Peoples' SONA" on the occasion of the official State of the Nation Address given by the Philippine president each year. | Speakers from the BAYAN/Anakbayan of San Francisco, Migrante, and other organizations including the Arab Resource and…
fightbacknews.org/2019/7/23/san-francisco-protest-oust-duterte-stop-killings-philippines

800 US protests: Close the camps, free the children
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-20
Thousands take to the streets in protest of torturous conditions inflicted on immigrant children and parents.
liberationnews.org/800-us-protests-close-the-camps-free-the-children/

Why did Argentina declare Hezbollah a terrorist group?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-20
Argentina has officially declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization. The declaration created a considerable amount of controversy given the strong feelings on the issue in various countries. Background Argentina has received more immigrants than any other Latin American nation. While they are mostly of European origin, many have also come from Syria and Lebanon. There are …
uwidata.com/4393-why-did-argentina-declare-hezbollah-a-terrorist-group/

John Tanton's Legacy
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2019-07-18
John Tanton, the racist architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement, has left behind a legacy that spawned more than a dozen nativist organizations, driven an anti-immigrant agenda for four decades, and found friends in the White House.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/07/18/john-tantons-legacy

SPLC sues Trump administration over new rule that makes migrants who pass through other countries ineligible for asylum
splcenter.org | 2019-07-17
The SPLC and its partners filed a lawsuit and an emergency motion this week seeking to block a new Trump administration rule that categorically bars asylum for migrants who cross the southern border without applying for and being denied asylum in any country that they pass through on their way to the U.S.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/17/splc-sues-trump-administration-over-new-rule-makes-migrants-who-pass-through-other

SPLC sues Florida officials over law requiring police to act as ICE agents
splcenter.org | 2019-07-16
The SPLC and its partners sued top Florida officials today over a new state law that requires local police to act as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/16/splc-sues-florida-officials-over-law-requiring-police-act-ice-agents

Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention
splcenter.org | 2019-07-11
Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/11/manuel-duran-journalist-who-reported-ice-freed-detention

Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention
splcenter.org | 2019-07-11
Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/11/manuel-duran-journalist-who-reported-ice-freed-detention