Trump's Public Charge Rule Endangers People Facing Domestic Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| Nina Rabin was caught by surprise when a client whose immigration case had been closed for about four years called her in August. Rabin, now the director of the Immigrant Family Legal Clinic at UCLA School of Law, hadn't been in touch with the client ever since working on the woman's application for a special visa for trafficking survivors, which later led to a green card. | But when the client recently reached out to Rabin, she was once again concerned about her status. After hearing that acce…
Microsoft Has Made $14.6 Million From Contracts With ICE Since 2010
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-10
| This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.Github, a Microsoft subsidiary that hosts version control systems for software developers, recently completed a $200,000 sale of its Enterprise Server product to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the fed…
As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance"
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-10
The Trump administration is undermining our nation from immigration to the environment, while his tweets and impeachment distract us. Add it all up, says our guest, we can see how he threatens what remains of U.S. democracy.
Massive Twin Cities protest to say "No to Trump"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-10
Minneapolis, MN – A wide range of organizations have come together to organize a massive protest on the evening of Thursday, October 10 outside the Target Center arena in downtown Minneapolis, where President Trump will hold a campaign rally. The protest will start at 5: 30 p.m. outside the Target Center. | A statement issued by organizers says in part, "The people of the Twin Cities are deeply opposed to Trump's policies of racism and division, whether it's his attacks on migrants or refugees or his not-so-veiled racist attacks on all Black and Brown people. We gather on October 10 to protest the racism, Islamoph…
Migrants Block The Matamoros-Brownsville Bridge at US Border
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-10
Hundreds of migrants on Thursday blocked the New International Bridge in Matamoros, a Mexican border city that is located near Brownsville (Texas), demanding that the United States authorities respond to their asylum applications. | RELATED: | Almost One Million Migrants Arrested at US Border | After waiting for more than six months for a response to their requests, the migrants decided to camp near the international crossing to draw attention to their desperate situation. | While some…
Turkey launches US-backed offensive targeting Kurdish forces in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Turkish air raids and artillery bombardments hit cities and military and civilian targets along approximately 100 kilometers of the Turkey-Syria border.
La Colectiva: Immigrant Women standing up and Speaking out
UUSF Forum | indybay.org | 2019-10-10
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What's the Best Way to Actually Care for Unaccompanied Migrant Children?
Greg Kaufmann | thenation.com | 2019-10-10
Not with for-profit contractors.
New refugee data centre can inform policies, solutions worldwide: Guterres
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
A new UN refugee data centre will improve the way humanitarian agencies support "some of the most dramatically vulnerable people in the world", UN chief António Guterres said on Thursday.
Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.
US Advocacy Group Launches 'Quit ICE' Initiative
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-09
Never Again Action, an advocacy group for the rights of the migrants launched Monday a career services program to encourage and help employees of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to quit their job and look for another work. | RELATED: | Almost One Million Migrants Arrested at US Border | The Atlanta branch of Never Again Action announced that the website "Quit ICE" is "a new initiative to encourage ICE employees to quit their jobs by offering them free and co…
WW Editorial sobre los verdaderos crímenes del racista Trump
Editor | workers.org | 2019-10-09
Contemos los crímenes que el actual presidente de los Estados Unidos ha cometido contra la clase trabajadora y todas las masas oprimidas. Su campaña vilipendió a los mexicanos y otros migrantes y refugiados centroamericanos, llamándolos mafiosos y violadores. En el cargo, cerró el asilo legal, encarceló a inmigrantes y separó . . . | Continue reading WW Editorial sobre los verdaderos crímenes del racista Trump at Workers.org…
Julián Castro Slams Trump's "Deranged" Immigration Policies After Escorting Asylum Seekers to Border
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-09
On Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro escorted a dozen asylum seekers to the U.S. port of entry at Brownsville, Texas, in a challenge to President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy. The group included a disabled Salvadoran woman and her relatives, as well as nine LGBTQ people from Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras. Many of them report they've been threatened and assaulted while they've been forced to wait in the Mexican border city of Matamoros. The asylum seekers were refused entry into the United States. Castro speaks with us from San Antonio, where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2014.
Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.
Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.
'Dangerous nationalism' seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday.
Monday's Daily Brief: 'Waste to wealth' campaign, nuclear power and climate change, 'dangerous nationalism' a threat, Hammarskjà∂ld latest
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
A recap of Monday's stories: New UN-Habitat campaign converts waste into wealth; refugee agency chief issues alert over 'dangerous nationalism', UN warns against Syrian civilian displacement; Guterres renews call for full disclosure by States over 1961 Hammarskjà∂ld plane crash; First-ever conference on nuclear power and climate change.
'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City
PSL Connecticut | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-04
" øQue queremos? °Ciudad Santuario! øCuando? °Ahora!" was the chant that rang out from the steps of New Haven City Hall on Oct. 2, as a crowd of 50 people gathered to demand immediate action from the Board of Alders on an ordinance establishing strong sanctuary city legislation.
Trump's War on Asylum-Seekers is Endangering Pregnant Women
aclu.org | 2019-10-03
CBP officers are forcibly returning pregnant asylum-seekers to Mexico in violation of their own rules. | The view from the Matamoros, Mexico side of the Rio Grande — just across from Brownsville, Texas — reveals an unsettling scene. | Young women and children bathe openly in the murky green water, while others wash their clothes on the bank of the river that has claimed so many lives — most recently those of Idalia and her 21-month-old son Iker. This is the new painful reality of seeking asylum in the U…
As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President
aclu.org | 2019-09-27
Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…
Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-26
The acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) became the latest Trump administration official to speak at an event organized by the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.
Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline
splcenter.org | 2019-09-24
Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.
Beyond the border
splcenter.org | 2019-09-19
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.
In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.