Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

2019-08-14: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-14). Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy. therealnews.com The Trump's administration's Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus's words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they're no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS…

Staff (2019-08-14). Immigrants Swept Up in Mississippi Raids Face Courts That Deport Most Defendants. truthout.org | | Hundreds of immigrants swept up in mass raids at meatpacking plants in Mississippi last week are now being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at privately run jails hours away in western Mississippi and Louisiana. Waves of hunger strikes have swept through an expanding network of immigration jails in the region as immigrants and asylum seekers protest against…

ACLU NorCal SCU Law Club (2019-08-14). Growing Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Trump's Immigration Policies. indybay.org Charney Hall, Room 104. Santa Clara University School of Law | 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050…

Staff (2019-08-14). "Give Us Your Rich": Trump Is Changing Wholesale Who Gets Into the US. truthout.org | | "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the St…

Staff (2019-08-14). The Government Relies on False "Evidence" Against Migrants. truthout.org | | Laura Peña could see that her 36-year-old client was wasting away. Gaunt and haggard after nearly two months in jail, he ran his fingers through his hair and opened his hands to show her the clumps that were falling out. He was so distraught that his two young children had been taken from him at the border, he could barely speak without weeping. | After Carlos requested political asylum, border and immigration agents had accused him of being a member of the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador [mdas…

Staff (2019-08-14). How States Can Improve Care for Direct Care Workers. truthout.org | | As the American population ages, the need for care workers is exploding. Direct care jobs, like home health and personal care aides, are generally predicted to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next few years. But the quality of these jobs in no way reflects their importance, or the growing need for these workers, who are overwhelmingly women and disproportionately people of color and immigrants. One in six live in poverty, and the media…

teleSUR (2019-08-14). Court Overrides Salvini, Allows Migrant Ship in Italian Waters. telesurenglish.net An administrative court in Rome ruled Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Salvini Orders Italian Coast Guard Not to Rescue 135 Migrants | Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, quic…

WSWS (2019-08-14). "Voyage of the Damned:" Hundreds of refugees stranded in the Mediterranean. wsws.org Europe's governments have shut their doors to refugees rescued from the sea after fleeing death and torture.

Staff (2019-08-14). "A Narco State Supported by the United States": How Crime & Corruption in Honduras Fuel Migration. democracynow.org We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sonia Nazario, who has closely detailed why migrants from Central America are fleeing their homes in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Earlier this year, Nazario spent a month in Honduras documenting how corruption and gang violence are forcing many people to flee. Her piece, "Pay or Die," ran in The New York Times, where she is a contributing opinion writer.

Staff (2019-08-14). "Give Us Your Rich": Immigration Reporter Says Trump Admin Is Changing "Wholesale" Who Gets into U.S. democracynow.org "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the Statue of Liberty's message is "Give me your tired and your poor, who can stand on their own two feet and who will…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-14). 'Just Reciting White Nationalist Talking Points': Trump Immigration Chief Says Statue of Liberty Poem Only About Europeans. commondreams.org "This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_immigration_chief.jpg

Fréa Lockley (2019-08-14). The new Paddington coin is a tragic insult to all child refugees. thecanary.co The royal mint has launched a series of new 50p pieces featuring Paddington Bear. These commemorate a much-loved fictional character. But they should also shine a bright light on our government's shocking treatment of child refugees and asylum seekers. | "Famous fictional refugee": | Michael Bond's stories, about an orphan bear from "deepest dark…

FIRE (2019-08-13). 'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing'. workers.org Statement on the El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy shootings by FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere). FIRE expresses its solidarity and condolences to the victims, families and communities of the heinous mass shootings that took place in this country during one week alone. What are the causes of these . . . | Continue reading 'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing' at Workers.org

John Marciano (2019-08-13). Massacres at Home and Abroad. counterpunch.org On August 5, former President Obama released a powerful statement in response to the latest gun massacres in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton that left scores dead and wounded—including children who were shopping for school supplies at Walmart with their mothers, and with their families at the wonderful Gilroy Garlic Festival. He decried the madness of violence that has been fueled by Trump's vile pronouncements and policies that help spread anti-immigrant and racist poison across the nation. More

Al Neal (2019-08-13). Trump rule can deny legal status for immigrants using public assistance. peoplesworld.org At every turn the Trump administration takes regarding immigration, there's only one tangible goal: Fear produced by inhumane tactics aimed at deterring migration to the U.S. from Central America and Mexico. On Aug. 3, 22 people were killed by a domestic terrorist in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The shooter targeted Mexicans and …

Staff (2019-08-13). Trump Keeps Cracking Down on Legal Immigration Because His Base Loves Cruelty. truthout.org | | When Democrats dismissed the Fox News-led fear-mongering about "hordes" of undocumented immigrants "invading" the United States from the south as a manufactured crisis, they were pilloried by Republicans and the mainstream media alike for not taking the issue seriously. Hardly anyone demonstrated an understanding of Democrats' nuanced argument. | Illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border appeared much more substantial precisely because the Trump administration had choked off acces…

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

Emily Apple (2019-08-13). The government is making an obscene profit from the hostile environment. thecanary.co An investigation by the Times has revealed that the Home Office is making a massive profit from the hostile environment. According to its figures, the Home Office made £500m in 2018, with profits rising 91% in the last five years. | The Times tweeted graphs showing how the government is raking money in: | Profit from the hostile envi…

WSWS (2019-08-13). Trump imposes new class-based immigration restrictions. wsws.org The draconian regulation change means immigrants will be denied permanent residency if they have a low credit score, for example.

teleSUR (2019-08-13). NYPD Arrest 44 On 2nd Day of Protests Against Amazon-ICE Links. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Amazon Books in Manhattan Sunday to protest the company's involvement with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On the second day of protests, 44 protestors were detained by New York's Police. | RELATED: | Labor Abuse Allegations Surrounded Factory Raided by ICE | The demonstration was organized by local Jewish leaders, who say Amazon provides technology that helps ICE make detentions and has contracts with the Department of Hom…

Adam Lynch (2019-08-13). When ICE hit Mississippi, its citizens showed up for immigrant families. nationofchange.org The Mississippi immigration raid detained hundreds and left children stranded on the first day of school. It also evoked a massive humanitarian response in a state not traditionally friendly to immigrants.

teleSUR (2019-08-13). EU Offers No Solution to Over 500 Migrants Stranded at Sea. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) acknowledged Tuesday that it cannot do more for immigrants aboard the Open Arms vessel as long as the European Union (EU) countries do not propose a solution for the relocation of these people. | RELATED: | Javier Bardem Asks Spain's Acting PM To End Open Arms Stand-Off | "Finding a solution depends on the Member States'

teleSUR (2019-08-13). Most US Citizens Do Not Support President Trump's Asylum Policy. telesurenglish.net A Pew Research Center poll found that most U.S. citizens reject President Donald Trump's measures against asylum seekers and 72 percent of them support granting legal status to immigrants. | RELATED: | Guatemala Cannot Be 'Safe Third Country,' US Congresswoman Says | According to this study, 65 percent of respondents believe that the U.S. government is per…

teleSUR (2019-08-13). Italian Senators Temporarily Dismiss Call for Snap Elections. telesurenglish.net Italian senators suspended Tuesday, until next week, the debate for snap elections promoted by Matteo Salvini, the current Minister of Interior and leader of the far-right League party. | RELATED: | EU Offers No Solution to Over 500 Migrants Stranded at Sea | Salvini, along with its right-wing allies, wanted a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government, to be held in the Senate before Wednesday. The leader of the League party wanted to trigger snap elections…

Carrie Rickey (2019-08-13). Coming Into His Own, With Springsteen Leading the Way. truthdig.com Like most teens, Javed (Viveik Kalra) struggles to define himself and find his own voice. This is more challenging for him than for his schoolmates in the working-class borough of Luton, England, in 1987, when, prefiguring the present day in the U.S. and U.K., the rising tides of Thatcherism and British nationalism polarized the nation. | The anarchic voices in the classroom are worlds away from the Punjabi-inflected English spoken at home by his parents, immigrants from Pakistan. Whipsawed between the punk rebellion of his classmates and his father's insistence that he study medicine, Javed can't hear himself th…

United Nations (2019-08-13). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug breakthrough, French fighters face Iraq execution; Europe pushed on stranded migrants and Aden update. un.org Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been 'limiting brutality' for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed to repatriate nationals on death row in Iraq; 'Race against time" for migrants in Mediterranean…

teleSUR (2019-08-13). Rights Groups, Cities To Sue Trump's Anti-Poor Migrant Policy. telesurenglish.net United States government's plan to limit access to citizenship and permanent residence for migrants with low economic resources undermines democracy and penalizes parents for seeking help to feed their children, migrant and Latino advocacy groups said Tuesday. | RELATED: | US To Deny Visas to Legal Immigrants for Being Too Poor | "This illegal rule is just another attempt to vilify immigrants," San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement. The city of San Francisco a…

teleSUR (2019-08-13). Mexican Women Protest Alleged Rape of 2 Teen Girls by Police. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside Mexico City's Attorney General building Monday to demand justice after reports that a teen girl was allegedly raped by four police officers. | RELATED: | Mexico Says 122 Mexicans Detained in Mississippi ICE Raids | As anger spilled over, protesters reportedly smashed the glass doors of the building. Proteste…

Jeff Abbott (2019-08-13). The Other Americans: In Guatemala, Indigenous Residents Appeal to the President Over Stolen Land. progressive.org With a newly elected leader, hundreds of Mayan Mam families still await restitution—or face migrating north.

NationAction (2019-08-13). Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps. thenation.com Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps…

Staff (2019-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces New Rule to Limit and Penalize Low-Income Immigrants, Trump Slashes Endangered Species Act, Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport for Second Day, Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia, Ebola No Longer "Incurable" After Success of Experimental Treatments, Reports: Director of Mexican Migrant Shelter Kidnapped, Racist Border Patrol Agent Who Intentionally Ran Over Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty, Friend of Dayton Shooter Says He Bought and Stored Gun Parts and Ammunition Used in Massacre, WaPo Editor Responds to Sanders Claim That Paper Writes Negative Stories Because of A…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-08-13). 'Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor… Who Can Stand on Their Own Two Feet': Top Trump Official Rewrites Statue of Liberty Greeting. commondreams.org "Cuccinelli may as well have this engraved on a plaque, hang it around his neck, and wear it for the rest of his life," said the director of the ACLU's immigrant rights project | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/give_me_your_tired_and_your_poor._who_can_stand_on_their_own_two_feet_trump_administration_re-writes_statue_of_liberty_greeting.jpg

RT (2019-08-12). Racist or protecting vulnerable Americans? What's in Trump's new immigration rules. rt.com The White House says the new rules restricting the ability of legal immigrants to receive welfare are enforcing existing laws and protecting poor and vulnerable Americans. Critics are calling them un-American and racist.

Staff (2019-08-12). Anger and Fear Spread Quickly in the Wake of an Anti-Immigrant Week. therealnews.com After a week that featured an anti-immigrant massacre and a large-scale ICE raid, which fractured hundreds of families, the latino community is experiencing anger, fear and uncertainty…

Morning Star (2019-08-12). Hundreds of migrants are still stranded in the Mediterranean. peoplesworld.org Eleven harrowing days aboard an NGO migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean finally came to an end today for nine of the 160 rescued migrants on board the Open Arms. The ship, owned and operated by the Spanish NGO Open Arms, rescued 123 people on August 1 and 2. Since then it has remained …

RT (2019-08-12). Really? McFaul 'plants US flag' in Twitter to claim it as free speech sanctuary. rt.com Michael McFaul says he can say whatever he wants on Twitter because it's an American platform. Yeah, the very same Twitter that 'shadowbans,' silences alternative media, and hosts fake Russian bots that meddle in US elections.

Tracy Keeling (2019-08-12). The Tories' policing plan is bad enough. Their latest immigration one is utterly ludicrous. thecanary.co The Tory government's new plans for policing and prisons came unstuck before they'd even got off the ground. Because a thinktank chaired by Iain Duncan Smith is already calling for changes to immigration rules from home s…

Sasha Abramsky (2019-08-12). With Trump's New 'Public Charge' Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse. thenation.com With Trump's New 'Public Charge' Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse…

Max Blumenthal (2019-08-12). Cómo los planes de privatización de Joe Biden condenaron a Latinoamérica y desataron la crisis migratoria. thegrayzone.com En su campaña, Joe Biden se ha jactado de su papel en la transformación de Colombia y Centroamérica a través…

unitedEditor (2019-08-12). Guatemala's Elections May Decide the Future of the US' Migration Crisis. uwidata.com Guatemala is currently holding the second round of its presidential elections. With about 98% of polling places reporting, it seems that Giammattei had about 58% of votes, compared to about 42% for Sandra Torres. The first round took place on June 16 (parliamentary and presidential). The winner will be tasked with managing the most populous …

Ryan Devereaux (2019-08-10). The Unraveling of the Conspiracy Case Against No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren. theintercept.com The federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, has always been a place where the borderlands and the American justice system collide. Described by its engineers as "a gateway to the desert and the mountains beyond," it was completed in 2000, the year that the Pima County medical examiner's office began tracking an explosion of deaths in that same desert. | Each afternoon, Monday through Thursday, dozens of chained migrants who survived the journey across the border but found themselves in Border Patrol custody are marched up from the building's bowels for mass hearings. They come in groups of up to 70 at a time. You…

Bryan Ellis, Traducido por Ana Yarí (2019-08-10). Manifestantes en Bradenton defienden los derechos de los inmigrantes y los refugiados. liberationnews.org Los esfuerzos locales para fortalecer la comunidad y empoderar a los inmigrantes y refugiados continúan en Sarasota y Bradenton.

Staff (2019-08-09). ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation. therealnews.com The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult…

Brian Becker (2019-08-09). El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia. liberationnews.org Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.

Alexa Isais (2019-08-09). Miles protestan en Phoenix por abusos a niños en centros de detención de ICE. liberationnews.org Los eventos en Phoenix, incluido el valiente enfrentamiento con los matones de la policía que conllevó a 16 arrestos, así como la solidaridad tras los arrestos, demuestra la creciente determinación de un movimiento de solidaridad con todos los migrantes y refugiados, no solo aquí en Arizona, sino en todo el país.

United Nations (2019-08-09). More than half a million Rohingya in Bangladesh get ID cards for first time: UN refugee agency. un.org More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal crackdown in Myanmar two years ago, have received identification cards that the UN insisted on Friday were critical to safeguarding their right to return home.

Staff (2019-08-09). Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents. democracynow.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history.The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last year, the company paid out $3.75 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission class-action suit charging th…

Staff (2019-08-09). Headlines for August 9, 2019. democracynow.org Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Take Up Gun Bills, But Not Until September, President and First Lady Pose with Infant Orphaned in El Paso Massacre, Man with Guns and Body Armor Sparks Panic at Missouri Walmart, Home of Interracial Couple in Ohio Torched in Apparent Hate Crime, Over 100 Immigrant Hunger Strikers Tear-Gassed Inside ICE Jail, ICE Releases Some of the 680 Immigrants Swept Up in Massive Mississippi Raid, Mentally Ill Michigan Man with Diabetes Dies After Deportation to Iraq, ICE Agents, Lacking Warrant, Denied Entry to Brooklyn Homeless Shelter, Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy A…

splcenter (2019-08-08). SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids. splcenter.org Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…

Staff (2019-08-08). Headlines for August 8, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Scientists Warn Rapid Global Warming Threatens Food Supply, 680 Mississippi Poultry Workers Arrested in Massive Immigration Raid, ICE Raids Targeted Company Whose Workers Won Discrimination Lawsuit, Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Sites of Weekend Mass Shootings, El Paso Protesters Link Trump's Racist Rhetoric to Gunman's Manifesto, Trump Supporter with Loaded Pistol, Knife Arrested Outside El Paso Immigrant Center, Trump Suggests Antifa Shares Equal Blame for Deadly Violence, Democratic Presidential Candidates Say Trump Enables White Supremacists, SPLC: State Department Employee Secretly Worked as White Na…

2019-08-14: Social Media Postees

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Immigrants Swept Up in Mississippi Raids Face Courts That Deport Most Defendants
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| Hundreds of immigrants swept up in mass raids at meatpacking plants in Mississippi last week are now being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at privately run jails hours away in western Mississippi and Louisiana. Waves of hunger strikes have swept through an expanding network of immigration jails in the region as immigrants and asylum seekers protest against…
truthout.org/articles/immigrants-swept-up-in-mississippi-raids-face-courts-that-deport-most-defendants/

The Government Relies on False "Evidence" Against Migrants
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| Laura Peña could see that her 36-year-old client was wasting away. Gaunt and haggard after nearly two months in jail, he ran his fingers through his hair and opened his hands to show her the clumps that were falling out. He was so distraught that his two young children had been taken from him at the border, he could barely speak without weeping. | After Carlos requested political asylum, border and immigration agents had accused him of being a member of the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador [mdas…
truthout.org/articles/the-government-relies-on-false-evidence-against-migrants/

"Give Us Your Rich": Trump Is Changing Wholesale Who Gets Into the US
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the St…
truthout.org/video/give-us-your-rich-trump-is-changing-wholesale-who-gets-into-us/

Growing Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Trump's Immigration Policies
ACLU NorCal SCU Law Club | indybay.org | 2019-08-14
Charney Hall, Room 104. Santa Clara University School of Law | 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/13/18825456.php

How States Can Improve Care for Direct Care Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| As the American population ages, the need for care workers is exploding. Direct care jobs, like home health and personal care aides, are generally predicted to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next few years. But the quality of these jobs in no way reflects their importance, or the growing need for these workers, who are overwhelmingly women and disproportionately people of color and immigrants. One in six live in poverty, and the media…
truthout.org/articles/how-states-can-improve-care-for-direct-care-workers/

Court Overrides Salvini, Allows Migrant Ship in Italian Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
An administrative court in Rome ruled Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Salvini Orders Italian Coast Guard Not to Rescue 135 Migrants | Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, quic…
telesurenglish.net/news/Court-Overrides-Salvini-Allows-Migrant-Ship-in-Italian-Waters-20190814-0011.html

Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-14
The Trump's administration's Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus's words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they're no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS…
therealnews.com/stories/immigrants-welcome-to-the-us-as-long-as-they-are-white-and-wealthy

"Voyage of the Damned:" Hundreds of refugees stranded in the Mediterranean
wsws.org | 2019-08-14
Europe's governments have shut their doors to refugees rescued from the sea after fleeing death and torture.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/14/pers-a14.html

The new Paddington coin is a tragic insult to all child refugees
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-08-14
The royal mint has launched a series of new 50p pieces featuring Paddington Bear. These commemorate a much-loved fictional character. But they should also shine a bright light on our government's shocking treatment of child refugees and asylum seekers. | "Famous fictional refugee": | Michael Bond's stories, about an orphan bear from "deepest dark…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/08/14/the-new-paddington-coin-is-a-tragic-insult-to-all-child-refugees/

"Give Us Your Rich": Immigration Reporter Says Trump Admin Is Changing "Wholesale" Who Gets into U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the Statue of Liberty's message is "Give me your tired and your poor, who can stand on their own two feet and who will…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/ken_cuccinelli_immigration_emma_lazarus

"A Narco State Supported by the United States": How Crime & Corruption in Honduras Fuel Migration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sonia Nazario, who has closely detailed why migrants from Central America are fleeing their homes in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Earlier this year, Nazario spent a month in Honduras documenting how corruption and gang violence are forcing many people to flee. Her piece, "Pay or Die," ran in The New York Times, where she is a contributing opinion writer.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sonia_nazario_honduras_crime_corruption_migration

'Just Reciting White Nationalist Talking Points': Trump Immigration Chief Says Statue of Liberty Poem Only About Europeans
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-14
"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_immigration_chief.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/14/just-reciting-white-nationalist-talking-points-trump-immigration-chief-says-statue?cd-origin=rss

When ICE hit Mississippi, its citizens showed up for immigrant families
Adam Lynch | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-13
The Mississippi immigration raid detained hundreds and left children stranded on the first day of school. It also evoked a massive humanitarian response in a state not traditionally friendly to immigrants.
nationofchange.org/2019/08/13/when-ice-hit-mississippi-its-citizens-showed-up-for-immigrant-families/

Trump Keeps Cracking Down on Legal Immigration Because His Base Loves Cruelty
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-13
| When Democrats dismissed the Fox News-led fear-mongering about "hordes" of undocumented immigrants "invading" the United States from the south as a manufactured crisis, they were pilloried by Republicans and the mainstream media alike for not taking the issue seriously. Hardly anyone demonstrated an understanding of Democrats' nuanced argument. | Illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border appeared much more substantial precisely because the Trump administration had choked off acces…
truthout.org/articles/trump-keeps-cracking-down-on-legal-immigration-because-his-base-loves-cruelty/

Trump imposes new class-based immigration restrictions
wsws.org | 2019-08-13
The draconian regulation change means immigrants will be denied permanent residency if they have a low credit score, for example.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/13/immi-a13.html

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

Trump rule can deny legal status for immigrants using public assistance
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-13
At every turn the Trump administration takes regarding immigration, there's only one tangible goal: Fear produced by inhumane tactics aimed at deterring migration to the U.S. from Central America and Mexico. On Aug. 3, 22 people were killed by a domestic terrorist in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The shooter targeted Mexicans and …
peoplesworld.org/article/trump-rule-can-deny-legal-status-for-immigrants-using-public-assistance/

NYPD Arrest 44 On 2nd Day of Protests Against Amazon-ICE Links
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Amazon Books in Manhattan Sunday to protest the company's involvement with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On the second day of protests, 44 protestors were detained by New York's Police. | RELATED: | Labor Abuse Allegations Surrounded Factory Raided by ICE | The demonstration was organized by local Jewish leaders, who say Amazon provides technology that helps ICE make detentions and has contracts with the Department of Hom…
telesurenglish.net/news/NYPD-Arrest-44-On-2nd-Day-of-Protests-Against-Amazon-ICE-Links-20190813-0024.html

Rights Groups, Cities To Sue Trump's Anti-Poor Migrant Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
United States government's plan to limit access to citizenship and permanent residence for migrants with low economic resources undermines democracy and penalizes parents for seeking help to feed their children, migrant and Latino advocacy groups said Tuesday. | RELATED: | US To Deny Visas to Legal Immigrants for Being Too Poor | "This illegal rule is just another attempt to vilify immigrants," San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement. The city of San Francisco a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Rights-Groups-Cities-To-Sue-Trump-Anti-Poor-Migrant-Policy-20190813-0019.html

Most US Citizens Do Not Support President Trump's Asylum Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
A Pew Research Center poll found that most U.S. citizens reject President Donald Trump's measures against asylum seekers and 72 percent of them support granting legal status to immigrants. | RELATED: | Guatemala Cannot Be 'Safe Third Country,' US Congresswoman Says | According to this study, 65 percent of respondents believe that the U.S. government is per…
telesurenglish.net/news/Most-US-Citizens-Do-Not-Support-President-Trumps-Asylum-Policy-20190813-0005.html

'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing'
FIRE | workers.org | 2019-08-13
Statement on the El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy shootings by FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere). FIRE expresses its solidarity and condolences to the victims, families and communities of the heinous mass shootings that took place in this country during one week alone. What are the causes of these . . . | Continue reading 'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing' at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/13/solidarity-and-community-not-migrant-bashing/

Italian Senators Temporarily Dismiss Call for Snap Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Italian senators suspended Tuesday, until next week, the debate for snap elections promoted by Matteo Salvini, the current Minister of Interior and leader of the far-right League party. | RELATED: | EU Offers No Solution to Over 500 Migrants Stranded at Sea | Salvini, along with its right-wing allies, wanted a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government, to be held in the Senate before Wednesday. The leader of the League party wanted to trigger snap elections…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Senators-Dismiss-Far-right-Request-for-Snap-Elections-20190813-0022.html

EU Offers No Solution to Over 500 Migrants Stranded at Sea
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
The European Commission (EC) acknowledged Tuesday that it cannot do more for immigrants aboard the Open Arms vessel as long as the European Union (EU) countries do not propose a solution for the relocation of these people. | RELATED: | Javier Bardem Asks Spain's Acting PM To End Open Arms Stand-Off | "Finding a solution depends on the Member States'…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Offers-No-Solution-to-Over-500-Migrants-Stranded-at-Sea-20190813-0007.html

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug breakthrough, French fighters face Iraq execution; Europe pushed on stranded migrants and Aden update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-13
Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been 'limiting brutality' for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed to repatriate nationals on death row in Iraq; 'Race against time" for migrants in Mediterranean…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1044181

Coming Into His Own, With Springsteen Leading the Way
Carrie Rickey | truthdig.com | 2019-08-13
Like most teens, Javed (Viveik Kalra) struggles to define himself and find his own voice. This is more challenging for him than for his schoolmates in the working-class borough of Luton, England, in 1987, when, prefiguring the present day in the U.S. and U.K., the rising tides of Thatcherism and British nationalism polarized the nation. | The anarchic voices in the classroom are worlds away from the Punjabi-inflected English spoken at home by his parents, immigrants from Pakistan. Whipsawed between the punk rebellion of his classmates and his father's insistence that he study medicine, Javed can't hear himself th…
truthdig.com/articles/coming-into-his-own-with-springsteen-leading-the-way/

Mexican Women Protest Alleged Rape of 2 Teen Girls by Police
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside Mexico City's Attorney General building Monday to demand justice after reports that a teen girl was allegedly raped by four police officers. | RELATED: | Mexico Says 122 Mexicans Detained in Mississippi ICE Raids | As anger spilled over, protesters reportedly smashed the glass doors of the building. Proteste…
telesurenglish.net/news/mexico-women-protest-police-raped-2-teenage-girls–20190813-0008.html

The Other Americans: In Guatemala, Indigenous Residents Appeal to the President Over Stolen Land
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
With a newly elected leader, hundreds of Mayan Mam families still await restitution–or face migrating north.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-americans-in-guatemala-indigenous-appeal-president-stolen-land-abbott-190813/

Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps
NationAction | thenation.com | 2019-08-13
Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps…
thenation.com/article/take-action-now-protect-immigrant-families-on-food-stamps/

Massacres at Home and Abroad
John Marciano | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-13
On August 5, former President Obama released a powerful statement in response to the latest gun massacres in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton that left scores dead and wounded–including children who were shopping for school supplies at Walmart with their mothers, and with their families at the wonderful Gilroy Garlic Festival. He decried the madness of violence that has been fueled by Trump's vile pronouncements and policies that help spread anti-immigrant and racist poison across the nation.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/13/massacres-at-home-and-abroad/

'Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor… Who Can Stand on Their Own Two Feet': Top Trump Official Rewrites Statue of Liberty Greeting
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-13
"Cuccinelli may as well have this engraved on a plaque, hang it around his neck, and wear it for the rest of his life," said the director of the ACLU's immigrant rights project | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/give_me_your_tired_and_your_poor._who_can_stand_on_their_own_two_feet_trump_administration_re-writes_statue_of_liberty_greeting.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/13/give-me-your-tired-and-your-poor-who-can-stand-their-own-two-feet-top-trump-official?cd-origin=rss

Racist or protecting vulnerable Americans? What's in Trump's new immigration rules
rt.com | 2019-08-12
The White House says the new rules restricting the ability of legal immigrants to receive welfare are enforcing existing laws and protecting poor and vulnerable Americans. Critics are calling them un-American and racist. | …
rt.com/usa/466351-new-rules-immigration-welfare/

With Trump's New 'Public Charge' Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-08-12
With Trump's New 'Public Charge' Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse…
thenation.com/article/immigration-public-charge-trump-deportation/

The Tories' policing plan is bad enough. Their latest immigration one is utterly ludicrous
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-08-12
The Tory government's new plans for policing and prisons came unstuck before they'd even got off the ground. Because a thinktank chaired by Iain Duncan Smith is already calling for changes to immigration rules from home s…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/08/12/the-tories-policing-plan-is-bad-enough-their-latest-immigration-one-is-utterly-ludicrous/

Cómo los planes de privatización de Joe Biden condenaron a Latinoamérica y desataron la crisis migratoria
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-12
En su campaña, Joe Biden se ha jactado de su papel en la transformación de Colombia y Centroamérica a través…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/12/privatizacion-joe-biden-latinoamerica-crisis-migratoria/

Hundreds of migrants are still stranded in the Mediterranean
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-12
Eleven harrowing days aboard an NGO migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean finally came to an end today for nine of the 160 rescued migrants on board the Open Arms. The ship, owned and operated by the Spanish NGO Open Arms, rescued 123 people on August 1 and 2. Since then it has remained …
peoplesworld.org/article/hundreds-of-migrants-are-still-stranded-in-the-mediterranean/

Anger and Fear Spread Quickly in the Wake of an Anti-Immigrant Week
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-12
After a week that featured an anti-immigrant massacre and a large-scale ICE raid, which fractured hundreds of families, the latino community is experiencing anger, fear and uncertainty…
therealnews.com/stories/anger-and-fear-spread-quickly-in-the-wake-of-an-anti-immigrant-week

Guatemala's Elections May Decide the Future of the US' Migration Crisis
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-08-12
Guatemala is currently holding the second round of its presidential elections. With about 98% of polling places reporting, it seems that Giammattei had about 58% of votes, compared to about 42% for Sandra Torres. The first round took place on June 16 (parliamentary and presidential). The winner will be tasked with managing the most populous …
uwidata.com/4866-guatemalas-elections-may-decide-the-future-of-the-us-migration-crisis/

Really? McFaul 'plants US flag' in Twitter to claim it as free speech sanctuary
rt.com | 2019-08-12
Michael McFaul says he can say whatever he wants on Twitter because it's an American platform. Yeah, the very same Twitter that 'shadowbans,' silences alternative media, and hosts fake Russian bots that meddle in US elections. | …
rt.com/usa/466304-mcfaul-twitter-freedom-speech/

The Unraveling of the Conspiracy Case Against No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-08-10
The federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, has always been a place where the borderlands and the American justice system collide. Described by its engineers as "a gateway to the desert and the mountains beyond," it was completed in 2000, the year that the Pima County medical examiner's office began tracking an explosion of deaths in that same desert. | Each afternoon, Monday through Thursday, dozens of chained migrants who survived the journey across the border but found themselves in Border Patrol custody are marched up from the building's bowels for mass hearings. They come in groups of up to 70 at a time. You…
theintercept.com/2019/08/10/scott-warren-trial/

Manifestantes en Bradenton defienden los derechos de los inmigrantes y los refugiados
Bryan Ellis, Traducido por Ana Yarí | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-10
Los esfuerzos locales para fortalecer la comunidad y empoderar a los inmigrantes y refugiados continúan en Sarasota y Bradenton.
liberationnews.org/manifestantes-en-bradenton-defienden-los-derechos-de-los-inmigrantes-y-los-refugiados/

ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult…
therealnews.com/stories/ice-raids-on-undocumented-immigrants-create-fear-and-enable-exploitation

Miles protestan en Phoenix por abusos a niños en centros de detención de ICE
Alexa Isais | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Los eventos en Phoenix, incluido el valiente enfrentamiento con los matones de la policía que conllevó a 16 arrestos, así como la solidaridad tras los arrestos, demuestra la creciente determinación de un movimiento de solidaridad con todos los migrantes y refugiados, no solo aquí en Arizona, sino en todo el país.
liberationnews.org/miles-protestan-en-phoenix-por-abusos-a-ninos-en-centros-de-detencion-de-ice/

El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia
Brian Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.
liberationnews.org/el-mago-trump-el-verdadero-proposito-del-racismo-y-la-xenofobia/

More than half a million Rohingya in Bangladesh get ID cards for first time: UN refugee agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-09
More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal crackdown in Myanmar two years ago, have received identification cards that the UN insisted on Friday were critical to safeguarding their right to return home.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1044041

Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-09
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history.The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last year, the company paid out $3.75 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission class-action suit charging th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/9/mississippi_ice_raids_poultry_plant_arrests

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids

Democrats Are Resurfacing a Gun Control Bill That Contains an Anti-Immigrant Amendment
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-08-07
This weekend, there were back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The accused shooter in El Paso, who appears to have published an anti-immigrant manifesto on 8chan declaring the attack a response to a "Hispanic invasion," killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart in what seems to be the worst anti-Latino attack in the country's history. On Monday, in light of these massacres, House Democrats called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up their gun control bill. Tucked into the bill, however, is an anti-immigrant amendment promoting deportation that Republ…
theintercept.com/2019/08/07/gun-control-bill-anti-immigrant/

Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
During this weekend's deadly gun violence in El Paso, Texas, Manuel and Patricia Oliver were in the vicinity because they were planning on commemorating what would have been the 19th birthday of their son, Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 people gunned down during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day last year. Manuel and Patricia had traveled to Ciudad Juárez, across the U.S. border into Mexico, to visit an immigrant shelter in honor of their deceased son, saying no child should ever be separated from their parents by either gunfire or immigration ag…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/joaquin_oliver_parents_parkland_el_paso

"We Can't Wait for McConnell": Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
The death toll in Saturday's anti-immigrant shooting rampage at a Walmart in El Paso has risen to 22, after two more injured victims died Monday. Just before the shooting, the gunman published a manifesto claiming his actions were being done in response to what he described as a "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Most of the dead in El Paso were Latino, including eight Mexican nationals. Thirteen hours after the massacre in El Paso, a gunman in Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people, including his own sister, after opening fire outside a bar. We speak with Kris Brown, president of Brady, formerly the Brady Campaign to Preve…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/mass_shootings_epidemic_gun_control_proposals

After Dayton Shooting, Gun Violence Reporter Says Misogyny "Clear Link" Between Many Mass Shootings
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-05
Over the span of 13 hours, the country was shaken by two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, where a total of 29 people were killed. Shortly before the attack, the El Paso gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan, while there is still no clear motive for the Dayton shooting. Senator Bernie Sanders and other Democratic leaders are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a special session of the Senate to vote on two gun safety bills recently passed in the House. This all comes as the National Rifle Association is imploding. We speak with Alex…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/5/el_paso_dayton_gun_violence_america