2019-10-13: News Headlines

Maye Primera (2019-10-13). Months After ICE Raids, An Impoverished Mississippi Community Is Still Reeling. theintercept.com Migdalia couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, her whole body ached. "I don't know what's wrong with me," she told her children. She thinks the pains began in late June, around the time that President Donald Trump announced massive immigration raids across the country. On August 7, the day Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers stormed her workplace, her feet ached. "I could feel it coming, that's what was happening to me," Migdalia said, her electronic ankle bracelet flickering on her leg. | For 14 years, Migdalia had been slicing chicken breasts and pulling entrails at the chicken processing plant at Koch Foods I…

Staff (2019-10-13). How Exploitation of Migrants Sustains Capitalism's Power Over All Workers. truthout.org | | Following a decade of the global financial crisis, the unravelling of neoliberal centrism and the hardening of right-wing immigration politics, the urgency and renewal of socialist politics have brought its core ideas to the centre of mainstream debate in many high-income countries. There is a popular appetite for alternatives to disastrous capitalism. Yet as it stands, post-neoliberal or even post-capitalist visions of society tend to ignore or take for granted the role of over-exploited…

Photo and Text (2019-10-13). The Evolution of Trump's Attacks on Immigrants. indybay.org Racism meets Big Data…

Teresa Albano (2019-10-13). Resisting Anti-Immigrant Hate in the City of Big Shoulders. commondreams.org Chicago, the City of Big Shoulders, is also the "epicenter for many of the organizations that are undermining America from within." At least that's what a far-right media activist wrote in an email published in the Chicago Tribune, after he and fellow anti-immigrant activists flew in from California to carry out a protest action. Too bad they hadn't done their homework.

Staff (2019-10-12). Trump Spouts Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Omar at Minnesota Rally. therealnews.com Trump's attacks on the impeachment process and Minnesota's Somali-refugee community are an appeal to America's far-right militia movement, say professors Joe Lowndes and Gerald Horne.

WSWS (2019-10-12). US immigration policies sending thousands of children, including babies, back to Mexico. wsws.org The Trump administration has ordered 16,000 migrants under the age of 18 to await their US immigration court hearings in Mexico, including nearly 500 infants.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-12). 'We Will Not Forget His Cruelty,' Declare Rights Advocates After DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan Resigns. commondreams.org After President Donald Trump announced on Friday night the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, immigrant rights advocates vowed that "we will not forget his cruelty." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/deputy_commissioner_of_u.s._customs_and_border_protection_kevin_mcaleenan_25596834356.jpg

Mark Gruenberg (2019-10-11). Trump tries to rob tipped workers — again. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Donald Trump seems to have a particular hatred for poor workers, especially if they're women, people of color, or both. He wants to make them poorer than they already are. Last month, the GOP President and his Labor Department went after H2-A visa holders, most of whom are migrants from Latin America who come to …

Heather Stroud (2019-10-11). An Outside View from the Palestinian Camps of Lebanon Raises Troubling Questions. dissidentvoice.org Every time I return from visiting Palestinian refugee camps dispersed throughout Lebanon, I'm haunted by the monumental suffering that has been systematically imposed on the twelve million Palestinians. There are between 5-6 million Palestinians in exile, and 6 million under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. Whether they live in historic Palestine …

WSWS (2019-10-11). Immigrants shut down Matamoros-Brownsville border crossing in protest over US-Mexico asylum ban. wsws.org The protest is a powerful indication of growing opposition among the estimated 40,000 immigrants being held in inhumane conditions in Northern Mexico.

Teresa Albano (2019-10-11). Resisting Anti-Immigrant Hate in the City of Big Shoulders. progressive.org A gaggle of far-right MAGA men showed up at a Chicago church to protest its immigrant rights work. Bad decision.

Fight Back (2019-10-11). Minneapolis overpowers Trump rally with mass protest. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Thousands of people poured into the streets on October 10 to resist the reactionary rally held by President Donald Trump in the heart of Minneapolis. Long targeted by the president's racist incitement against the city's immigrant, Muslim and Black communities, Minneapolis rose to the occasion with a massive display of righteous militancy. | The evening began with several marches converging from multiple directions onto the Target Center stadium where Trump was set to appear. One march, organized by over a dozen union locals and labor organizations, shut down traffic for miles as well as a major…

United Nations (2019-10-11). UN migration agency launches $10 million appeal to support hurricane recovery in The Bahamas. un.org The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a $10 million appeal to assist The Bahamas as the country continues to recover from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian just over a month ago.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-10-11). Federal Court Strikes Down Trump's 'Racist Wealth Test' Designed to Punish Low-Income Immigrants. commondreams.org Immigrant rights groups applauded a federal judge's ruling on Friday which struck down President Donald Trump's proposal to put even more barriers in front of immigrants by labeling them "burdens" to the U.S. government. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1629309491_0_0.jpg

pip.hinman (2019-10-11). ACTU calls on unions to step up support for refugees. greenleft.org.au Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1240 Australia ACTU Unionists for Refugees MelbourneOctober 11, 2019Australian Council of Trade Union's president Mic…

Greg Kaufmann (2019-10-10). What's the Best Way to Actually Care for Unaccompanied Migrant Children? thenation.com Not with for-profit contractors.

Staff (2019-10-10). As Dems Focus on Impeachment, Trump Heads to "Imperial Governance" therealnews.com 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.

Fight Back (2019-10-10). Massive Twin Cities protest to say "No to Trump" fightbacknews.org 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…

United Nations (2019-10-10). New refugee data centre can inform policies, solutions worldwide: Guterres. un.org 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.

United Nations (2019-10-10). Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria. un.org 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.

Staff (2019-10-09). Julián Castro Slams Trump's "Deranged" Immigration Policies After Escorting Asylum Seekers to Border. democracynow.org 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.

Nicole Roussell (2019-10-07). Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody. liberationnews.org 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.

PSL Connecticut (2019-10-04). 'This is an emergency:' New Haven demands a real Sanctuary City. liberationnews.org " 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.

Staff (2019-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Publicly Calls on Ukraine and China to Investigate the Bidens, Trump Discussed Campaign Rivals in June Call with China's Xi Jinping, FEC Chair: Illegal for Candidates to Solicit Foreign Help in U.S. Elections, Messages Detail How U.S. Officials Pressured Ukraine on Trump's Behalf, IRS Whistleblower: Treasury Official Tried to Interfere with Trump or Pence Tax Audit, Trump Administration to Collect DNA of All Immigrants Jailed in U.S., Iraq Death Toll at 44 as Violent Repression of Protests Continues, Honduran President Denies Narcotrafficking Ties as His Brother Faces U.S. Trial, Protests Rock Ecuador as IM…

Staff (2019-10-03). Headlines for October 3, 2019. democracynow.org House Democrats Prepare White House Subpoena in Impeachment Probe, Trump Rages Against Impeachment Probe with Profanity and Insults, Bernie Sanders Has Surgery to Clear Blocked Artery, Deaths and Injuries Mount as Iraqi Police and Soldiers Fire on Protesters, EU Officials Wary as British PM Boris Johnson Unveils Brexit Plan , Hong Kong Teen Shot During Protests Charged with Assaulting Officer, Record-Breaking Hurricane Lorenzo Lashes Azores, Heads for Ireland, London Climate Protesters Spray British Treasury with Fake Blood, Cameroonian Asylum Seeker Dies in For-Profit Immigration Jail, Plácido Domingo Quits L.A.

Staff (2019-10-03). As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails. democracynow.org 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…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-09-26). Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group. splcenter.org 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.

splcenter (2019-09-24). Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline. splcenter.org 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.

splcenter (2019-09-19). Beyond the border . splcenter.org In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.

Liz Vinson (2019-09-18). In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement. splcenter.org The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

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.

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…

United Nations (2019-05-11). World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution. un.org Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem.