Daily Archives: September 15, 2019

2019-09-15: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-09-15). Refugee boats carrying children, women and men intercepted after French camp clearances. thecanary.co Small boats carrying children, women and men have been intercepted off the Kent coast after a wave of refugee camp clearances in France.At least two Border Force vessels, carrying what appeared to be around a dozen refugees and asylum seekers in orange life-vests, were seen pulling into Dover on Sunday morning.It is understood more UK-bound boats were caught before reaching British shores — although events are still unfolding.The Home Office said it was "aware of ongoing incidents".A couple thought to be migrants after being brought to shore by Border Force officers (Gareth Fuller/PA)It comes days after Bord…

RT (2019-09-15). Yang says SNL novice should not be fired over Chinese racial slur, drowned out by PC crowd. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live's new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. | Yang, a son of immigrants from Taiwan, struck a distinctly different tone from most online warriors when he said he would be "happy to sit down and talk" with Gillis about the ill-fated clip that resurfaced on Friday. The video shows the comedian tearing into Chinatowns and their inhabitants. | "Damn, Chinatown is f**king nuts," Gillis says in the clip, referring to the ability of Chi…

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

Fight Back (2019-09-15). USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus. fightbacknews.org Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…

Staff (2019-09-15). Common Insecticide Threatens Survival of Migrating Birds. truthout.org | | Migrating songbirds exposed to small amounts of a neonicotinoid pesticide suffered weight loss and migration delays, both of which could reduce their chances of survival, according to a new study. | The study is the first to examine the impacts of neonicotinoids—in this case, one called imidacloprid—on wild birds and suggests the pesticides are putting migrating birds at risk during their migration, which hampers their ability to survive and, ultimately, reproduce. | "The sublethal effects of…

Joe Piette (2019-09-14). Protest of India's rule over Kashmir. workers.org Chanting "From Kashmir to Palestine, occupation is a crime," over 100 people, mostly immigrants from Kashmir, rallied on Sept. 6 outside the Masjid Al-Madinah Upper Darby Islamic Center near Philadelphia to call attention to India's recent human rights' abuses and violations of Kashmir's sovereignty. | Continue reading Protest of India's rule over Kashmir at Workers.org

Staff (2019-09-14). Schools Should Do Away With English-Only Policies and Racist Dress Codes. truthout.org | | Immigrants are under attack and racist acts of violence are on the rise. In this context, it is doubly unconscionable that many educational programs that purportedly aim to nurture students of color instead subject them to "English-only" policies and dress codes aimed at curtailing expressions of their racial, cultural and religious identities. | English-only policies persist in a number of different contexts, including schools and some workplaces. According to the Center for Applied Lingu…

WSWS (2019-09-14). No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody. wsws.org The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.

unitedEditor (2019-09-14). Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border. uwidata.com On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …

Ellie Dorritie (2019-09-13). Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme. workers.org Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org

Debbie Nathan (2019-09-13). An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants. theintercept.com Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…

Staff (2019-09-13). Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness—While We Still Can. truthdig.com "My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…

United Nations (2019-09-13). Monsoon destroys Rohingya shelters, sparking record UN emergency food agency response in Bangladesh. un.org Unusually heavy monsoon rains have inundated shelters in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh creating "havoc", the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as it launched its biggest emergency response of the year for displaced Rohingya families.

Yasin Khan (2019-09-13). Rideshare Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors. counterpunch.org In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their children to the United States from Afghanistan, where he'd been a translator 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 knew Etimad called him a More

susan_p (2019-09-13). Sri Lanka still not safe for Tamils. greenleft.org.au refugee rights Sri Lankan civil war Tamil rights Chris SleeIssue 1237 Sri Lanka deportation to dangerSeptember 13, 20…

Staff (2019-09-13). Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People. democracynow.org Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.

Staff (2019-09-13). Headlines for September 13, 2019. democracynow.org Ten Candidates Square Off in Third Democratic Presidential Debate, Greenpeace Activists Rappel Off Houston Bridge, Halting Oil Shipments, 2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought, 7 Million People Displaced by Extreme Weather in First Half of 2019, House Votes to Block Drilling in Alaskan Wildlife Refuge as Trump Admin Readies Lease Sales, New York Schools Won't Penalize Students Who Join Climate Strike, Trump Admin Repeals Rule Protecting Drinking Water of 100+ Million, Trump Admin Allows Michigan Trophy Hunter to Import Body Parts of Endangered Rhino, House Committee Opens Impeachment Proc…

Maryam Saleh (2019-09-12). With Trump in Office, Newspapers Increasingly Quoted Anti-Immigrant Groups Without Explaining Who They Were. theintercept.com 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.

David Bacon (2019-09-12). More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border. thenation.com More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border…

Jack Herrera (2019-09-12). Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights. thenation.com Trump's Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights…

Staff (2019-09-12). Headlines for September 12, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Denies Protected Status to Bahamians as 2,500 Listed as Missing, Supreme Court Allows Trump's Asylum Ban to Take Effect, "I Don't Want to Die": Honduran Teen with Cystic Fibrosis Says Deportation Would Kill Him, 37-Year-Old Mexican Man Dies in ICE Custody, the 8th Such Death This Fiscal Year, Reporters Barred from Secretive Immigration Tent Courts on Southern Border, Sacklers Would Remain Billionaires & Admit No Wrongdoing Under Tentative Opioid Settlement, Trump Says FDA Will Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, U.N. Investigators Say U.S.-Led Forces Committed War Crimes in Syria, Skyrocketing Violence Continues Ahea…

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…

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.

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.

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). "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…

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 (2019-09-09). 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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

2019-09-15: Social Media Postees

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Refugee boats carrying children, women and men intercepted after French camp clearances
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-15
Small boats carrying children, women and men have been intercepted off the Kent coast after a wave of refugee camp clearances in France.At least two Border Force vessels, carrying what appeared to be around a dozen refugees and asylum seekers in orange life-vests, were seen pulling into Dover on Sunday morning.It is understood more UK-bound boats were caught before reaching British shores — although events are still unfolding.The Home Office said it was "aware of ongoing incidents".A couple thought to be migrants after being brought to shore by Border Force officers (Gareth Fuller/PA)It comes days after Bord…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/09/15/refugee-boats-carrying-children-women-and-men-intercepted-after-french-camp-clearances/

USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
fightbacknews.org/2019/9/14/usf-students-demand-no-immigration-authorities-campus

Yang says SNL novice should not be fired over Chinese racial slur, drowned out by PC crowd
rt.com | 2019-09-15
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that Saturday Night Live's new hire Shane Gillis should not be sacked for making a tasteless joke after a clip of him mocking Chinatowns resurfaced, setting Twitter alight. | Yang, a son of immigrants from Taiwan, struck a distinctly different tone from most online warriors when he said he would be "happy to sit down and talk" with Gillis about the ill-fated clip that resurfaced on Friday. The video shows the comedian tearing into Chinatowns and their inhabitants. | "Damn, Chinatown is f**king nuts," Gillis says in the clip, referring to the ability of Chi…
rt.com/usa/468851-yang-snl-chinese-slur/

USF students demand no immigration authorities on campus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-15
Tampa, Fl – On September 10, students at the University of South Florida (USF) participated in a national day of action that was called by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to speak out against the Trump administration's attacks on undocumented immigrants. The event was hosted by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Over 30 students and staff attended. | During President Donald Trump's tenure, his administration has engaged in escalating attacks against undocumented immigrants. Some of these attacks include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detaining undocumented children in h…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/14/usf-students-demand-no-immigration-authorities-campus

Common Insecticide Threatens Survival of Migrating Birds
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-15
| Migrating songbirds exposed to small amounts of a neonicotinoid pesticide suffered weight loss and migration delays, both of which could reduce their chances of survival, according to a new study. | The study is the first to examine the impacts of neonicotinoids–in this case, one called imidacloprid–on wild birds and suggests the pesticides are putting migrating birds at risk during their migration, which hampers their ability to survive and, ultimately, reproduce. | "The sublethal effects of…
truthout.org/articles/common-insecticide-threatens-survival-of-migrating-birds/

No letup in Trump's war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody
wsws.org | 2019-09-14
The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/14/immi-s14.html

Schools Should Do Away With English-Only Policies and Racist Dress Codes
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-14
| Immigrants are under attack and racist acts of violence are on the rise. In this context, it is doubly unconscionable that many educational programs that purportedly aim to nurture students of color instead subject them to "English-only" policies and dress codes aimed at curtailing expressions of their racial, cultural and religious identities. | English-only policies persist in a number of different contexts, including schools and some workplaces. According to the Center for Applied Lingu…
truthout.org/articles/schools-should-do-away-with-english-only-policies-and-racist-dress-codes/

Protest of India's rule over Kashmir
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-09-14
Chanting "From Kashmir to Palestine, occupation is a crime," over 100 people, mostly immigrants from Kashmir, rallied on Sept. 6 outside the Masjid Al-Madinah Upper Darby Islamic Center near Philadelphia to call attention to India's recent human rights' abuses and violations of Kashmir's sovereignty. | Continue reading Protest of India's rule over Kashmir at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/14/protest-of-indias-rule-over-kashmir/

Trump and Mexico: a step toward restoring order on the border
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-14
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court reaffirmed the president's right to limit asylum requests for migrants from Central and South America. Trump hailed the decision as a "big victory," while his opponents issued heavy criticism. According to the new ruling, migrants who cross over the United States' southern border will be required to prove that …
uwidata.com/5309-trump-and-mexico-a-step-toward-restoring-order-on-the-border/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

An Asylum Officer Speaks Out Against the Trump Administration's "Supervillain" Attacks on Immigrants
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Asylum officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, were reeling after John Lafferty, director of the asylum division, was replaced on Monday by Andrew Davidson, former deputy associate director for USCIS's fraud detection and national security directorate. Then came the Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday reinstating the Trump administration's "third-country" rule, which effectively denies asylum to all Central American immigrants if they passed through another country on the way…
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/asylum-interview-immigration-trump/

Resisting a World That Privileges Whiteness–While We Still Can
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-09-13
"My Time Among the Whites: Notes From an Unfinished Education" | A book by Jennine Capó Crucet | In the past couple of years, a new trend has emerged that can best be described as post-Trump Latinx literature. By "post-Trump," I mean a nascent body of literature that critiques Trump and the ideology he represents, a counter-archive to the white supremacy that dominates the news. As Latinx authors contend with Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric, which casts all immigrants as Mexicans and all Mexicans as criminals, this work has been a site of resistance, of hope, of sorrow. | This still-forming canon began with tw…
truthdig.com/articles/resisting-a-world-that-privileges-whiteness-while-we-still-can/

Monsoon destroys Rohingya shelters, sparking record UN emergency food agency response in Bangladesh
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-13
Unusually heavy monsoon rains have inundated shelters in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh creating "havoc", the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as it launched its biggest emergency response of the year for displaced Rohingya families.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/09/1046252

Rideshare Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors
Yasin Khan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-13
In 2015, Waheed Etimad immigrated with his wife and their children to the United States from Afghanistan, where he'd been a translator 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 knew Etimad called him a…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/13/rideshare-drivers-are-employees-not-contractors/

Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme
Ellie Dorritie | workers.org | 2019-09-13
Im/migrant rights supporters held a rally and march in Buffalo, N,Y., on Sept. 7 in solidarity with El Paso Firme, taking place in El Paso, Texas, on the same day. The National Action Against White Supremacy was called by the Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas, the National Day . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demonstrates solidarity with El Paso Firme at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/09/12/buffalo-demonstrates-solidarity-with-el-paso-firme/

Sri Lanka still not safe for Tamils
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-13
refugee rights Sri Lankan civil war Tamil rights Chris SleeIssue 1237 Sri Lanka deportation to dangerSeptember 13, 20…
greenleft.org.au/content/sri-lanka-still-not-safe-tamils

Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_joe_biden_obama_immigration

Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-13
Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/13/democratic_debate_joe_biden_obama_immigration

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…
thenation.com/article/photos-mexico-border-immigration/

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…
thenation.com/article/trump-asylum-mexico-policy/

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.
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/anti-immigrant-groups-mainstream-media/

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.
theintercept.com/2019/09/12/anti-immigrant-groups-mainstream-media/

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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/

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

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

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

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