Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

2019-09-11: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-09-11). Nationalism, borders, and the state. mronline.org Last summer, protesters in Oregon set up a makeshift camp outside the Portland office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Similar encampments soon spread across the country, from Chicago to Los Angeles and New York. Horrified by stories of family separation and images of children in detention centers along the southern border, a consequence of […] | Source

Staff (2019-09-11). Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation. therealnews.com President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are "very bad people." Scholar Christian Parenti says that's just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create…

Jill Richardson (2019-09-11). Get ready for unnatural disasters this hurricane season. nationofchange.org Donald Trump discusses immigration as if the benefits of residence in the U.S. are a pie. When immigrants get more, the people who were already here get less. In general, that's not true. When immigrants come here, they don't just take some jobs (often low-wage jobs U.S. citizens don't want), they also create new jobs. …

teleSUR -EF (2019-09-11). US: Protests Against Salvadoran Deportation, Child with Cancer. telesurenglish.net Protesters gathered Wednesday outside the Chicago headquarters of Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) to try to stop the deportation of an undocumented Salvadoran whose 18-month old daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. If forced to go back to his home country Cristian Avalos Merino's life would be "at risk." | RELATED: | Panama to US: We Won't be Your 'Safe Third Country' | Avalos was arrested on May 14 in Cicero, Illinois, while sleeping in his parked car. | Days later, during…

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-09-11). From a Lebanese refugee camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi inspires other Palestinian students. nationofchange.org Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends …

teleSUR (2019-09-11). US Top Court Allows Trump's Asylum Crackdown in Southern Border. telesurenglish.net The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor to allow President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, requiring migrants to first attempt international protection in a safe third country. | RELATED: | Trump Bars Asylum Seekers at US Southern Border | The ruling temporarily undoes a lower…

L. Ali Khan (2019-09-11). The Revival of Non-Self. counterpunch.org The 21st century is witnessing the revival of Non-Self, such as Herrenvolk and Hindutva, which assert a binary division of "Self" and "Non-Self." Selfism advocates the exclusion of Non-Self, variously defined as immigrants, refugees, gypsies, indigenous people, minorities, or "others." Nationalism, majoritarianism, and exceptionalism are its noxious crops. Ethnic cleansing, apartheid, segregation, settler colonialism, denial More

WSWS (2019-09-11). Paris Stalingrad: The plight of refugees in the French capital, once "one of the best cities" wsws.org It already seems possible to assert that the most interesting and serious films at this year's event concern immigrants and refugees and conditions in the Middle East and North Africa.

9 (2019-09-11). 18 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job. indybay.org This 18th year since the 9/11 Inside Job of September 11, 2001 is most noted for the anti-immigrant hysteria promoted by Nazi Trump, in his attempt to be reselected as president in 2020 when he was selected by election fraud by tossing the black vote in the contested states, as George Bush, Jr did in 2000 and 2004. His scapegoating of immigrants, which has been his entire campaign theme since he first ran for president in the 2016 election, did not start with him. It is a constant theme of reactionaries who need to divert attention from their evil deeds, revived by George Bush, Jr. and his 9/11 Inside Job, which…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-09-11). Power and Tragedy. counterpunch.org Starting with the Trojan War in the thirteenth century BCE, the Greeks embarked on a gigantic Grexit that lasted for centuries. They migrated to other more prosperous lands. The Greeks of Euboea were pioneers in this political movement: searching and finding better life outside of Greece. In the eighth century BCE, some of them abandoned More

teleSUR (2019-09-11). Cuba Sends Humanitarian Aid to The Bahamas. telesurenglish.net Cuba sent the first shipment of humanitarian aid to the Bahamas Wednesday, as the archipelago was severely hit earlier this month by Hurricane Dorian causing 50 dead so far in addition to great devastation. | RELATED: | Bahamians Could Be Denied US Entry Due to Trump's Migration Policy | A plane from the national airline Cubana de Aviacion took off Wednesd…

WSWS (2019-09-11). An interview with Hind Meddeb, director of Paris Stalingrad: "It's not a film about refugees, it's a film about human beings" wsws.org The documentary focuses on the plight of asylum seekers on the streets of the French capital…

WSWS (2019-09-11). The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 1. wsws.org The intention of this series of articles is to explain what four years of Syriza's government has meant concretely for workers, youth and retirees in Greece.

WSWS (2019-09-11). Local reports claim thousands dead in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian. wsws.org While the Bahamian government has sought to minimize the scope of the disaster, the Trump administration has blocked refugees from entering the United States.

United Nations (2019-09-11). Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia. un.org A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.

commondreams (2019-09-11). 361 Bipartisan Elected Officials from 46 States Urge President Trump to Welcome Refugees. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-09-11). Immigrant Rights and Green Groups Join Forces in Rally at CBP, Demanding Trump Welcome Bahamians and All Climate Refugees. commondreams.org As the climate crisis and the Trump administration's anti-immigration agenda intersect with immigration officials barring some Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the U.S., the Sunrise Movement, United We Dream, and other groups are rallying in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night to demand that Bahamians be allowed into the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11671076941.jpg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-09-11). Leaked Email Suggests Trump Admin Pressuring UN Agency to Self-Censor on 'Political Sensitivities' Like Climate Crisis or Risk Defunding. commondreams.org A leaked email reported by The Guardian Wednesday suggests that the Trump administration is pressuring the world's leading inter-governmental migration organization to self-censor on the climate emergency and other "political sensitivities" by threatening to cut funding for the United Nations-affiliated agency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-8335915181.jpg

United Nations (2019-09-10). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan 'direct talks' needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update. un.org A recap of Monday's top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua's rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.

teleSUR (2019-09-10). Bahamians Could Be Denied US Entry Due to Migration Policy. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of Bahamian evacuees currently in Nassau, Great Abaco, and Florida expressed Monday their intentions of migrating to the United States due to the scarce probability of reconstruction and unlikely effective action from authorities in their homeland, yet due to Donald Trump's anti-migrant policy their plans might face obstacles. | RELATED: | The Bahamas Keeps Up Search of Dorian-Devastated Island | Some members of the U.S. Congress demand that visa requirements be set aside so a…

teleSUR (2019-09-10). 24 Million Children Living in Warzones Need Mental Health Help. telesurenglish.net About 24 million children living in armed conflict zones will be in an urgent need of mental health assistance, according to a report published Tuesday by the Save the Children Fund. | RELATED: | 'Can't Feel My Heart': Caged Migrant Children Face PTSD Report Warns | "420 million children, nearly one-fifth of children worldwide, are living in a conflict zone, and 142 million in high-…

Staff (2019-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2019. democracynow.org Wilbur Ross Under Fire After Reports of Political Meddling at NOAA, Trump Says "Bad People" from Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas Trying to Enter U.S., Boris Johnson Dealt More Blows over Brexit Plan as U.K. Parliament Suspended, U.N. Human Rights Chief: Climate Change Greatest Threat to Human Rights, French Summer Heat Waves Linked to 1,500 Deaths, Paraguay: Human Remains Found Under Former Property of Ex-Dictator Alfredo Stroessner, Bangladesh Imposes Mobile Phone Blackout on Rohingya Refugees, North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Proposing Renewal of Talks with U.S., Reports: CIA Extracted Russian Informant Who Prov…

Staff (2019-09-10). From a Lebanese Refugee Camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi Inspires Other Palestinian Students. democracynow.org Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends that were critical of U.S. policy. He was then forced to return home to Lebanon, but his case provoked outrage on the Harvard campus and among some Palestinian rights and academic freedom groups. Ajjawi, who is attending Harvard on a full scholarship, was edu…

Staff (2019-09-10). An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North. democracynow.org Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…

Staff (2019-09-10). "They Need Our Help": Bahamian-American Lawmaker Urges U.S. to Let In Storm Survivors Seeking Refuge. democracynow.org The death toll in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian hit 50 Monday and is expected to keep rising exponentially. Many survivors of the Category 5 storm are now seeking refuge in the United States. At least 4,000 hurricane survivors have traveled to the U.S. since the hurricane hit, but many more are facing a struggle with paperwork and mounting confusion about what's necessary to gain entry. Over the weekend, more than 100 people seeking aid and refuge in the U.S. were turned away after boarding a ferry bound for Florida. Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan said that the U.S. is consi…

Yasin Khan (2019-09-10). An Uber Driver's Death Shows the Harms of Misclassifying Workers. counterpunch.org In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their seven children to the United States from Afghanistan on the special immigrant visa he received after translating for the U.S. Army. Etimad began taking courses at Diablo Valley College, studying to become a computer engineer while driving full time for Uber at night. People who More

Staff (2019-09-09). Trump's Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger. therealnews.com Those seeking refugee status in the United States at the US-Mexico border are now forced to remain in Mexico while their refugee status is being processed. Laura Carlsen spoke to refugees and advocates on the Mexican side, in Tijuana…

Staff (2019-09-09). "No Accountability": FBI Investigates ICE Shooting of Undocumented Man in Nashville Suburb. democracynow.org The FBI is investigating the shooting of an undocumented immigrant by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent during a traffic stop last week. The shooting occurred Thursday at a supermarket parking lot in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where workers often gather to be picked up for a day's work. ICE agents were attempting to detain an unnamed 39-year-old Mexican man, who reportedly attempted to flee in a white box truck, when one of the agents shot him twice. It has now been revealed that the ICE agent involved in the shooting is one of the officers who made headlines in July after community members blocke…

Staff (2019-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Calls Off Secret Afghanistan Meeting, Putting Fate of Possible Peace Deal in Question, Bahama Grapples with Hurricane Dorian's Devastation as U.S. Turns Away Asylum Seekers, FBI Investigates Shooting of Undocumented Man by ICE Agent in Tennessee, Trump Admin Failing to Provide Legal Aid for Migrant Children, 8.5-Month-Pregnant Asylum Seeker Kicked Out of U.S. Under "Remain in Mexico" Policy, U.S. Air Force & House Dems Investigate Spending at Trump's Scottish Turnberry Resort, Heating of Pacific Ocean Threatens Marine Life, Endangered Species, Israeli Military Fatally Shoots Two Palestinian Teens in Gaza, S…

Aaron Freedman (2019-09-08). Isiah James Wants to Take Brooklyn's Fight for Affordable Housing to Congress. theintercept.com It's a hot, humid summer evening in Brooklyn, the kind that would keep most people inside with the air conditioner blasting. But not Isiah James. | The towering 32-year-old veteran who's running for Congress in New York's 9th District, in the heart of Brooklyn, is walking with me down Flatbush Avenue, talking a mile a minute as he points to the luxury developments that have sprouted up amid the modest row homes and small shops of the Prospect Heights neighborhood. | "These used to be apartments for Caribbean American immigrants," he says in a deep, booming voice, his arms sweeping across an intersection dotted wi…

Michael Atkinson (2019-09-06). Immigrant Song: 'I'm Leaving Now'. progressive.org A new documentary trains our focus on an underexposed slice of the immigration dynamic: the urge to return home.

susan_p (2019-09-06). Hungary: Europe's creeping fascism. greenleft.org.au immigration Luke CooperIssue 1236 Hungary rise of the far right Refugees holocaustSeptember 6, 2019Just along from the Hungarian parliament buil…

Staff (2019-09-05). Headlines for September 5, 2019. democracynow.org 2020 Dem Candidates Talk Fracking, Green New Deal, Nuclear Energy & More at Climate Crisis Town Hall, Brexit Battle Heats Up as Lawmakers Vote to Block "No-Deal" Scenario, Trump Shows Doctored Hurricane Map as Dorian Hits U.S. Coast After Ravaging Bahamas, Report: FBI Tracking Immigration Activists Who Oppose Trump Policies, Aid Groups Uncover More Human Remains at Arizona-Mexico Border, State Dept. Official Offered Millions to Captain of Iranian Oil Tanker to Divert Vessel, Mexico: Main Suspect in 2014 Ayotzinapa Student Disappearance Acquitted, Denmark Bans PFAS from Food Packaging, Germany Announces Glyphosate…

Staff (2019-09-05). Nearly 2 Million People in India Could Lose Citizenship in Biggest Disenfranchisement in History. democracynow.org Nearly 2 million people in the northeast state of Assam are at risk of being rendered stateless in India after the government published its National Register of Citizens list Saturday. The highly contested register was first created in 1951 and lists people who are able to prove they came to the state by March 24, 1971 — the day before neighboring Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, declared independence from Pakistan. The Indian government says the list helps identify Bangladeshi migrants who are not legal residents. Critics have denounced the register as an attempt to deport millions of Muslims. Residents sus…

Staff (2019-09-04). Headlines for September 4, 2019. democracynow.org 13,000 Homes Destroyed, At Least 7 Dead as Hurricane Dorian Devastates Bahamas, Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Withdraws Extradition Bill After Months of Protest, Boris Johnson Faces Crushing Blow to Brexit Plan as MPs Rebel Against No-Deal Exit from EU, Walmart Will Stop Selling Assault Weapon Ammunition Following Spate of Deadly Mass Shootings, 14-Year-Old Alabama Teen Shoots and Kills 5 Family Members, Trump Admin Diverts $3.6 Billion from Defense Budget to Build Border Wall, Trump Admin Partially Backtracks on Plan to Deport Immigrants with Serious Health Conditions, Guatemalan Presidential Runner-Up and Ex-Firs…

Paul Dobson (2019-09-02). Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.

Aaron Maté (2019-09-01). Max Blumenthal on the US legacy in Honduras: migrant crisis, political murders, narco-President. thegrayzone.com Back from Honduras, The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses the impact of US meddling over the last decade: a narco-President, Juan…

Shant Jaltorossian (2019-08-30). Counter-protesters outnumber 'Straight Pride' event crowd. liberationnews.org After failing to secure a city permit, a group organizing a so-called "Straight Pride" rally held a gathering Aug. 24 outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Modesto, California, holding signs with pro-Trump, anti-abortion, and anti-immigrant sentiments.

splcenter (2019-08-30). Weekend Read: Trump's anti-immigrant campaign gets even crueler. splcenter.org The list of cruelties that the Trump administration is inventing in its zeal to punish migrants and their children keeps getting longer and more extreme.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

CounterSpin (2019-08-23). Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants. fair.org Media…

splcenter (2019-08-23). Weekend Read: ICE's deliberate cruelty. splcenter.org Five days after taking office, President Trump signed "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" — an executive order calling for the hiring of thousands of new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and the use of state and local police to enforce immigration law.

ACLU (2019-08-22). A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We're Suing. aclu.org Officers in a Louisiana jail held a U.S. citizen for four days on an immigration hold simply because of his skin color and name. | Ramon Torres had been a U.S. citizen for nearly ten years when he was detained for four days on an immigration hold — despite having a U.S. passport, a Louisiana driver's license, and a Social Security card, and despite that fact that a court ordered his release. | Torres' ordeal began in August 2018, when he was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Torres, a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2009, was carrying multiple forms of identification, inclu…

ACLU (2019-08-19). Trump is Taking More Money for Raids and Detention. Congress Should Stop Him. aclu.org Without congressional checks, ICE and CBP will continue to overspend and overstep. | 08/27/19 Update: Congress made public today a document outlining the Department of Homeland Security's plan to take nearly $280 million in funds meant for FEMA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the TSA, among other critical priorities. Over $115 million of these funds will go towards President Trump's growing detention and deportations of immigrants, with the rest being used for sham border courts to…

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Nationalism, borders, and the state
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-11
Last summer, protesters in Oregon set up a makeshift camp outside the Portland office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Similar encampments soon spread across the country, from Chicago to Los Angeles and New York. Horrified by stories of family separation and images of children in detention centers along the southern border, a consequence of […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/11/nationalism-borders-and-the-state/

From a Lebanese refugee camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi inspires other Palestinian students
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-11
Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/11/from-a-lebanese-refugee-camp-to-harvard-ismail-ajjawi-inspires-other-palestinian-students/

Get ready for unnatural disasters this hurricane season
Jill Richardson | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-11
Donald Trump discusses immigration as if the benefits of residence in the U.S. are a pie. When immigrants get more, the people who were already here get less. In general, that's not true. When immigrants come here, they don't just take some jobs (often low-wage jobs U.S. citizens don't want), they also create new jobs. …
nationofchange.org/2019/09/11/get-ready-for-unnatural-disasters-this-hurricane-season-2/

US: Protests Against Salvadoran Deportation, Child with Cancer
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-11
Protesters gathered Wednesday outside the Chicago headquarters of Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) to try to stop the deportation of an undocumented Salvadoran whose 18-month old daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. If forced to go back to his home country Cristian Avalos Merino's life would be "at risk." | RELATED: | Panama to US: We Won't be Your 'Safe Third Country' | Avalos was arrested on May 14 in Cicero, Illinois, while sleeping in his parked car. | Days later, during…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Protests-Against-Salvadoran-Deportation-Child-with-Cancer–20190911-0025.html

US Top Court Allows Trump's Asylum Crackdown in Southern Border
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-11
The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor to allow President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border, requiring migrants to first attempt international protection in a safe third country. | RELATED: | Trump Bars Asylum Seekers at US Southern Border | The ruling temporarily undoes a lower…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Top-Court-Allows-Trump-Asylum-Crackdown-in-South-Border-20190911-0026.html

The Revival of Non-Self
L. Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-11
The 21st century is witnessing the revival of Non-Self, such as Herrenvolk and Hindutva, which assert a binary division of "Self" and "Non-Self." Selfism advocates the exclusion of Non-Self, variously defined as immigrants, refugees, gypsies, indigenous people, minorities, or "others." Nationalism, majoritarianism, and exceptionalism are its noxious crops. Ethnic cleansing, apartheid, segregation, settler colonialism, denial…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/11/the-revival-of-non-self/

Paris Stalingrad: The plight of refugees in the French capital, once "one of the best cities"
wsws.org | 2019-09-11
It already seems possible to assert that the most interesting and serious films at this year's event concern immigrants and refugees and conditions in the Middle East and North Africa.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/11/tff1-s11.html

18 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job
9 | indybay.org | 2019-09-11
This 18th year since the 9/11 Inside Job of September 11, 2001 is most noted for the anti-immigrant hysteria promoted by Nazi Trump, in his attempt to be reselected as president in 2020 when he was selected by election fraud by tossing the black vote in the contested states, as George Bush, Jr did in 2000 and 2004. His scapegoating of immigrants, which has been his entire campaign theme since he first ran for president in the 2016 election, did not start with him. It is a constant theme of reactionaries who need to divert attention from their evil deeds, revived by George Bush, Jr. and his 9/11 Inside Job, which…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/10/18826153.php

Power and Tragedy
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-11
Starting with the Trojan War in the thirteenth century BCE, the Greeks embarked on a gigantic Grexit that lasted for centuries. They migrated to other more prosperous lands. The Greeks of Euboea were pioneers in this political movement: searching and finding better life outside of Greece. In the eighth century BCE, some of them abandoned…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/11/power-and-tragedy/

Cuba Sends Humanitarian Aid to The Bahamas
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-11
Cuba sent the first shipment of humanitarian aid to the Bahamas Wednesday, as the archipelago was severely hit earlier this month by Hurricane Dorian causing 50 dead so far in addition to great devastation. | RELATED: | Bahamians Could Be Denied US Entry Due to Trump's Migration Policy | A plane from the national airline Cubana de Aviacion took off Wednesd…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Sends-Humanitarian-Aid-to-The-Bahamas–20190911-0022.html

361 Bipartisan Elected Officials from 46 States Urge President Trump to Welcome Refugees
commondreams.org | 2019-09-11
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/09/11/361-bipartisan-elected-officials-46-states-urge-president-trump-welcome-refugees?cd-origin=rss

An interview with Hind Meddeb, director of Paris Stalingrad: "It's not a film about refugees, it's a film about human beings"
wsws.org | 2019-09-11
The documentary focuses on the plight of asylum seekers on the streets of the French capital…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/11/inte-s11.html

The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees–Part 1
wsws.org | 2019-09-11
The intention of this series of articles is to explain what four years of Syriza's government has meant concretely for workers, youth and retirees in Greece.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/11/syri-s11.html

Local reports claim thousands dead in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian
wsws.org | 2019-09-11
While the Bahamian government has sought to minimize the scope of the disaster, the Trump administration has blocked refugees from entering the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/11/baha-s11.html

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-11
President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are "very bad people." Scholar Christian Parenti says that's just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create…
therealnews.com/stories/hurricane-dorian-shows-the-need-to-fund-climate-adaptation

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Appalling' conditions in Syria camp, precarious SDG progress, South Sudan, Palestine refugees and mining in Mongolia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-11
A recap of Wednesday's top stories: 'Inhumane conditions' in Syria's Al Hol camp worsening; SDG progress risks going backward; food insecurity in South Sudan; Arab League petitioned to support Palestine refugees; and mining in Mongolia should boost development.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046152

Immigrant Rights and Green Groups Join Forces in Rally at CBP, Demanding Trump Welcome Bahamians and All Climate Refugees
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-11
As the climate crisis and the Trump administration's anti-immigration agenda intersect with immigration officials barring some Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the U.S., the Sunrise Movement, United We Dream, and other groups are rallying in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night to demand that Bahamians be allowed into the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11671076941.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/11/immigrant-rights-and-green-groups-join-forces-rally-cbp-demanding-trump-welcome?cd-origin=rss

Leaked Email Suggests Trump Admin Pressuring UN Agency to Self-Censor on 'Political Sensitivities' Like Climate Crisis or Risk Defunding
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-11
A leaked email reported by The Guardian Wednesday suggests that the Trump administration is pressuring the world's leading inter-governmental migration organization to self-censor on the climate emergency and other "political sensitivities" by threatening to cut funding for the United Nations-affiliated agency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-8335915181.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/09/11/leaked-email-suggests-trump-admin-pressuring-un-agency-self-censor-political?cd-origin=rss

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan 'direct talks' needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-10
A recap of Monday's top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua's rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046082

Bahamians Could Be Denied US Entry Due to Migration Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-10
Hundreds of Bahamian evacuees currently in Nassau, Great Abaco, and Florida expressed Monday their intentions of migrating to the United States due to the scarce probability of reconstruction and unlikely effective action from authorities in their homeland, yet due to Donald Trump's anti-migrant policy their plans might face obstacles. | RELATED: | The Bahamas Keeps Up Search of Dorian-Devastated Island | Some members of the U.S. Congress demand that visa requirements be set aside so a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bahamians-Could-Be-Denied-US-Entry-Due-to-Migration-Policy-20190910-0036.html

24 Million Children Living in Warzones Need Mental Health Help
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-10
About 24 million children living in armed conflict zones will be in an urgent need of mental health assistance, according to a report published Tuesday by the Save the Children Fund. | RELATED: | 'Can't Feel My Heart': Caged Migrant Children Face PTSD Report Warns | "420 million children, nearly one-fifth of children worldwide, are living in a conflict zone, and 142 million in high-…
telesurenglish.net/news/24-Million-Children-Living-in-Warzones-Need-Mental-Health-Help–20190910-0035.html

An Uber Driver's Death Shows the Harms of Misclassifying Workers
Yasin Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-10
In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their seven children to the United States from Afghanistan on the special immigrant visa he received after translating for the U.S. Army. Etimad began taking courses at Diablo Valley College, studying to become a computer engineer while driving full time for Uber at night. People who…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/10/an-uber-drivers-death-shows-the-harms-of-misclassifying-workers/

From a Lebanese Refugee Camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi Inspires Other Palestinian Students
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-10
Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with his fellow Harvard freshmen. Ajjawi was initially turned away at Boston's Logan Airport after immigration officials searched his phone and computer, and interrogated him about his religion and social media posts by friends that were critical of U.S. policy. He was then forced to return home to Lebanon, but his case provoked outrage on the Harvard campus and among some Palestinian rights and academic freedom groups. Ajjawi, who is attending Harvard on a full scholarship, was edu…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/10/palestinian_student_ismail_ajjawi_harvard

An Invisible Crisis: Thousands of African Migrants Are Stranded in Mexico Hoping to Head North
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-10
Hundreds of African migrants in Mexico are protesting the country's refusal to grant them transit visas to travel to the United States or Canada, where they want to apply for asylum. For months, thousands of African migrants have been forced by the Mexican government to stay in the southern state of Chiapas, on the Guatemalan border. Many of them have been sleeping in tent cities, cooking on the streets and bathing their children in buckets, without the promise of shelter, food or work permits. The long waits for African migrants began in June, when it was reported that Mexican immigration authorities were ignori…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/10/african_migrants_mexico_transit_policy

"They Need Our Help": Bahamian-American Lawmaker Urges U.S. to Let In Storm Survivors Seeking Refuge
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-10
The death toll in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian hit 50 Monday and is expected to keep rising exponentially. Many survivors of the Category 5 storm are now seeking refuge in the United States. At least 4,000 hurricane survivors have traveled to the U.S. since the hurricane hit, but many more are facing a struggle with paperwork and mounting confusion about what's necessary to gain entry. Over the weekend, more than 100 people seeking aid and refuge in the U.S. were turned away after boarding a ferry bound for Florida. Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan said that the U.S. is consi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/10/dorian_refugees_us_support

Trump's Remain in Mexico Program Condemns Refugees to Mortal Danger
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-09
Those seeking refugee status in the United States at the US-Mexico border are now forced to remain in Mexico while their refugee status is being processed. Laura Carlsen spoke to refugees and advocates on the Mexican side, in Tijuana…
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-remain-in-mexico-program-condemns-refugees-to-mortal-danger

"No Accountability": FBI Investigates ICE Shooting of Undocumented Man in Nashville Suburb
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-09
The FBI is investigating the shooting of an undocumented immigrant by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent during a traffic stop last week. The shooting occurred Thursday at a supermarket parking lot in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, where workers often gather to be picked up for a day's work. ICE agents were attempting to detain an unnamed 39-year-old Mexican man, who reportedly attempted to flee in a white box truck, when one of the agents shot him twice. It has now been revealed that the ICE agent involved in the shooting is one of the officers who made headlines in July after community members blocke…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/9/ice_agent_shooting_undocumented_migrant_nashville

Isiah James Wants to Take Brooklyn's Fight for Affordable Housing to Congress
Aaron Freedman | theintercept.com | 2019-09-08
It's a hot, humid summer evening in Brooklyn, the kind that would keep most people inside with the air conditioner blasting. But not Isiah James. | The towering 32-year-old veteran who's running for Congress in New York's 9th District, in the heart of Brooklyn, is walking with me down Flatbush Avenue, talking a mile a minute as he points to the luxury developments that have sprouted up amid the modest row homes and small shops of the Prospect Heights neighborhood. | "These used to be apartments for Caribbean American immigrants," he says in a deep, booming voice, his arms sweeping across an intersection dotted wi…
theintercept.com/2019/09/08/yvette-clark-isiah-james-new-york-primary/

Immigrant Song: 'I'm Leaving Now'
Michael Atkinson | progressive.org | 2019-09-06
A new documentary trains our focus on an underexposed slice of the immigration dynamic: the urge to return home.
progressive.org/dispatches/immigrant-song-im-leaving-now-documentary-atkinson-190906/

Hungary: Europe's creeping fascism
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-06
immigration Luke CooperIssue 1236 Hungary rise of the far right Refugees holocaustSeptember 6, 2019Just along from the Hungarian parliament buil…
greenleft.org.au/content/hungary-europe-creeping-fascism

Nearly 2 Million People in India Could Lose Citizenship in Biggest Disenfranchisement in History
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-05
Nearly 2 million people in the northeast state of Assam are at risk of being rendered stateless in India after the government published its National Register of Citizens list Saturday. The highly contested register was first created in 1951 and lists people who are able to prove they came to the state by March 24, 1971 — the day before neighboring Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, declared independence from Pakistan. The Indian government says the list helps identify Bangladeshi migrants who are not legal residents. Critics have denounced the register as an attempt to deport millions of Muslims. Residents sus…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/5/siddhartha_deb_assam_national_register_of

Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-02
The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14646

Max Blumenthal on the US legacy in Honduras: migrant crisis, political murders, narco-President
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-01
Back from Honduras, The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal discusses the impact of US meddling over the last decade: a narco-President, Juan…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/01/max-blumenthal-on-the-us-legacy-in-honduras-migrant-crisis-political-murders-narco-president/

Weekend Read: Trump's anti-immigrant campaign gets even crueler
splcenter.org | 2019-08-30
The list of cruelties that the Trump administration is inventing in its zeal to punish migrants and their children keeps getting longer and more extreme.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/30/weekend-read-trumps-anti-immigrant-campaign-gets-even-crueler

Counter-protesters outnumber 'Straight Pride' event crowd
Shant Jaltorossian | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-30
After failing to secure a city permit, a group organizing a so-called "Straight Pride" rally held a gathering Aug. 24 outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Modesto, California, holding signs with pro-Trump, anti-abortion, and anti-immigrant sentiments.
liberationnews.org/counter-protesters-outnumber-straight-pride-event-crowd/

Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14641

Weekend Read: ICE's deliberate cruelty
splcenter.org | 2019-08-23
Five days after taking office, President Trump signed "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" — an executive order calling for the hiring of thousands of new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and the use of state and local police to enforce immigration law.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/24/weekend-read-ices-deliberate-cruelty

Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-08-23
Media…
fair.org/home/sasha-abramsky-on-trumps-new-attack-on-immigrants/

A Louisiana Parish Jailed a U.S. Citizen for Being Latinx. We're Suing
aclu.org | 2019-08-22
Officers in a Louisiana jail held a U.S. citizen for four days on an immigration hold simply because of his skin color and name. | Ramon Torres had been a U.S. citizen for nearly ten years when he was detained for four days on an immigration hold — despite having a U.S. passport, a Louisiana driver's license, and a Social Security card, and despite that fact that a court ordered his release. | Torres' ordeal began in August 2018, when he was pulled over and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Torres, a naturalized U.S. citizen since 2009, was carrying multiple forms of identification, inclu…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/race-and-criminal-justice/louisiana-parish-jailed-us-citizen-being-latinx-were

Trump is Taking More Money for Raids and Detention. Congress Should Stop Him
aclu.org | 2019-08-19
Without congressional checks, ICE and CBP will continue to overspend and overstep. | 08/27/19 Update: Congress made public today a document outlining the Department of Homeland Security's plan to take nearly $280 million in funds meant for FEMA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the TSA, among other critical priorities. Over $115 million of these funds will go towards President Trump's growing detention and deportations of immigrants, with the rest being used for sham border courts to…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention/trump-taking-more-money-raids-and-detention