Judge Tells ICE Not to Use Faulty Databases to Order Detentions. Will It Comply?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
In 2012, deportations reached 409,849 — their highest level yet. That same year, a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a major problem with the program that earned President Obama his "Deporter in Chief" moniker. | David Marin, head of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Los Angeles, emailed headquarters to alert them that agents had asked loc…
Trump makes fascist appeal to police in Chicago
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
The U.S. president doubled down on his efforts to rally support within the police and military for dictatorial methods and the use of state violence against immigrants and the working class as a whole.
We are CA: A community celebration of 25 years beyond Prop 187
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-29
LOS ANGELES– On Saturday, November 9, the immigrant rights community, joined by dozens of labor unions, their members and families, will come together in a festival to celebrate the powerful immigrant rights movement that arose out of Prop 187. Twenty-five years ago, on November 8, 1994, the anti-immigrant ballot measure Prop 187 passed in the …
Migrant Children Trapped in Mexico Are Leaving Their Families and Crossing the Border Alone
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-10-29
Children of asylum-seekers, trapped in Mexico by Trump's migrant protection protocols, are slipping away from their families and crossing the border alone.
Tributes for 'role model' former UN refugee agency chief, Sadako Ogata
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-29
The first woman to serve as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, has died in Tokyo at the age of 92, hailed by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday as a "role model for people across the world."
US Extends Protected Status For Salvadorans By at Least a Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-28
The United States government has extended temporary protection (TPS) for Salvadorans living in the U.S. for another year, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald Johnson said Monday. | RELATED: | US Gov't To Allow Systematic DNA Samples on Arrested Migrants | In a joint video statement with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, the U.S. ambassador said that "today in Washington, we signed an agreement that extends TPS for Salvadorans in the United States for another year." | For his…
A "Black Vests" Movement Emerges in France to Protest Treatment of Undocumented Migrants
Camille Baker | theintercept.com | 2019-10-27
The gilets noirs took their name from the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests movement. They won't let migrants be blamed for global inequality.
Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-25
Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.
I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2019-10-24
Two weeks ago, I traveled to northern Mexico along with Mexican photographer Guillermo Arias to meet with asylum-seekers who've been trapped at the southern U.S. border by Trump Administration policies. Neither of us was prepared for what we saw there. | We visited two cities — Ciudad Juarez and Matamoros — to track down people who had been placed into the deceptively misnamed "Migrant Protection Protocols" that have slammed America's door shut to people fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries. Before we arrived, we wondered whether the stories we'd read of kidnappings, assaults,…
The Berlin Wall 30 years on
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-24
racism Refugees Chris SleeIssue 1243 Australia Berlin Wall Cold WarOctober 24, 2019On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Or, to be more precise,…
Greater Middle East Project of Chaos: The Management of Savagery
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-22
The refugee crises coming out of the Middle East, generated by the forever wars and accompanying economic sanctions (more accurately, illegal unilateral coercive measures), have consequently fueled xenophobia both in the US and abroad. This, in turn, has fostered an ascendant wave of rightists. "Trump's election," author Max Blumenthal contends, "would not have been possible without 9/11 and the subsequent military interventionism conceived by the national security state."
San Diego protest demands closure of migrant concentration camps
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-21
"The detention of migrants and refugees seeking asylum is a direct result of U.S. imperialism."
Why is the Trump Administration Trying to Tear This 26-Year-Old DACA Recipient Away From Her Child?
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2019-10-18
Anahi Jaquez –Estrada is scared. As soon as Monday, she may be deported to a country she hardly knows: away from her 8-year-old daughter and her husband, both of whom are United States citizens. She has lived in the U.S. almost her entire life and is in the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident. Her story is at once exceptionally tragic and a paradigmatic example of how our immigration legal system is failing — and tearing families apart. | I met Anahi in late July at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention site in Aurora, Colorado, where she has spent the last year and a…
Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.
Newark protesters: Democratic Party machine an accomplice in Trump's war on immigrants
Esteban Guevara | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-16
Protesters gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a rally and 3-mile march up to the detention center organized by the Resist the Deportation Machine Network on Oct. 12 to demand the closure of the ICE concentration camp in Essex county.
Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary
splcenter.org | 2019-10-11
Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.
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.