More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border
David Bacon | thenation.com | 2019-09-12
More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border…
Greek police detain 143 migrants in Athens raid
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
The vice president of Greece's Police Union said the fascistic crackdown on refugees in Athens was like a finger turning on a "silent vacuum cleaner that will sweep up garbage."
The Latin American Migration Crisis Was Born Out of Greed and Myths About Race
Sarah E. Parker, Jorge Majfud | commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
It is a false logic that turns workers into idlers, imagines welfare abusers when in fact immigrants sustain the care economy with their labor and their taxes, and sees the victims of neocolonial trade policies as invading criminals. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/enough_0_0.jpeg …
18 Years Since 9/11 Inside Job
9 | indybay.org | 2019-09-12
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…
House Votes to Bar Arctic Drilling; Senate Action Unlikely
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-12
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. | The 225-193 vote comes as the Trump administration has begun planning to sell oil and gas leases in the remote refuge, home to polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and other species. An environmental impact analysis could be released soon. | The drilling was author…
With Trump in Office, Newspapers Increasingly Quoted Anti-Immigrant Groups Without Explaining Who They Were
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-09-12
A new study found that, as far-right groups gained influence in the halls of power, major newspapers quoted them without noting their nativist bent.
Italy: Conte wins vote of confidence
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
The Conte II cabinet will continue the previous government's murderous refugee policy, militarisation, and austerity measures dictated by the EU and Italian banks.
Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights
Jack Herrera | thenation.com | 2019-09-12
Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights…
The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees–Part 2
wsws.org | 2019-09-12
The Syriza government did not choose its coalition partner Anel despite, but rather because of, its reactionary nationalism, aggressive militarism and xenophobia.
House Votes to Protect the Crown Jewel of our Wildlife Refuge System
commondreams.org | 2019-09-12
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…
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…
SCOTUS overrules federal judge, lets Trump's 'safe 3rd country' asylum restrictions take effect
rt.com | 2019-09-11
The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Donald Trump's new asylum rules to take effect, suspending a pair of injunctions by a California federal judge that had tried to block the controversial policy changes. | Under the new rules, migrants would be barred from seeking asylum in the US if they have traveled through a third "safe country" en route to the American border, unless they also applied for asylum in that country. | The court announced on Wednesday evening that it would allow the enforcement of the updated regulations, pending government appeal of two decisions in the 9th Circuit Court.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
"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…
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…
"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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-08-23
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…
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…