Daily Archives: November 4, 2019

2019-11-04: News Headlines

Lynda Carson (2019-11-04). Trump impeachment inquiry, migrant vs migrant. indybay.org Earlier today in Oakland after the House of Representatives voted for the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution, I was curious in regards to how the migrants felt about this. Oakland is a land of migrants, and there are around 135 different languages spoken in this city.

Staff (2019-11-04). Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. truthout.org Pushing further toward its goal of "extreme vetting," the Trump administration is creating a new center in suburban Virginia that will allow immigration agents to access, for the first time, the sprawling array of information scooped up by America's intelligence agencies, from phone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency to material gathered by the CIA's spies overseas to tips from informants in Central America. | This classified, potentially derogatory, information will eventually be used to scr…

Staff (2019-11-04). The US Will Soon Dump Many Asylum Seekers in Guatemala. truthout.org The Trump administration will soon begin deporting asylum seekers away from the border — but not back to their home countries. Instead, they'll be sent to Guatemala. | Potentially tens of thousands of people who sought refugee status in the United States could be sent to the Central American nation, one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. The new policy is a culmination of the so-called "Safe Third Country" deal the Trump administration signed with Guatemala on July 26. The agreement stipulates that an…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-04). 'Relentless Cruelty': Proposed Trump Administration Rule Would Keep Asylum-Seekers From Applying for Work Permits for a Year. commondreams.org "Trump is willing to hurt our economy just so that he can hurt immigrants first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child_migrant_cd_0_0.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-04). Milwaukee Mayor Blames Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Policies for Acid Attack Against Hispanic Resident. commondreams.org Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett said Monday that President Donald Trump is accountable for violent hate crimes like an acid attack which left a 42-year-old man with second-degree burns in the city on Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-11-04_at_4.17.59_pm.jpg

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-11-04). Rights Groups in Canadian Court Because 'The US Cannot Be Considered a Safe Country for Refugees'. commondreams.org The advocacy groups want the Canadian government to uphold its human rights obligations and ditch the Safe Third Country Agreement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/refugees-safe-country-agreement.jpg

The Canary (2019-11-03). 151 refugees rescued off Libya arrive in Sicily on rescue ship. thecanary.co An Italian offshore supply vessel which rescued 151 refugees in waters off Libya has arrived in Sicily.The Asso Trenta docked at Pozzallo on Sunday.It was not immediately known if the refugees would stay in Italy or go to other European Union countries.Hours earlier, a German charity's rescue boat, Alan Kurdi, disembarked 88 refugees at Taranto on the Italian mainland.The Alan Kurdi rescue ship arrives in the port of Taranto, Italy (Renato Ingenito/ANSA.AP)Under an EU-brokered deal, 67 refugees will go to four other countries, while the others will stay in Italy.A Taranto official, Gabriella Ficocelli, told Itali…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-11-02). How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting. theintercept.com Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as part of his ongoing border crackdown, had separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. Viewing the policy as the latest in a string of assaults on immigrant communities, Salazar and his friends organized an occupation outside the ICE office in the midsummer heat. | In the weeks that followed, Occupy ICE SATX was visited by both TV crews and a raiding party of masked neo-Nazis, who stormed through the t…

Betsey Piette (2019-11-01). Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody. workers.org According to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union released Oct. 24, over 5,400 children have been separated from their families by U.S. immigration authorities at the Mexican border since July 2017. While a federal judge in San Diego on June 26, 2018, ordered that the children be reunited . . . | Continue reading Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody at Workers.org

Cecilia Butini (2019-11-01). There's Still No Plan to Deal With Migrants in the Mediterranean. thenation.com There's Still No Plan to Deal With Migrants in the Mediterranean…

United Nations (2019-11-01). UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child. un.org The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who've been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers.

United Nations (2019-11-01). Guterres in Turkey: UN to study 'new settlement areas' plan for Syrian refugees. un.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country's offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdish forces, aimed at creating a so-called "safe zone" along the border for returnees.

Fred_F (2019-11-01). Australia's Orwellian refugee policy. greenleft.org.au Refugee Jonathan StraussIssue 1243 AustraliaNovember 1, 2019There are about 30,000 refugees in Australia who have been denied permanent settlement since 2013. Stuck on bridging visas, they continue to wait for their cases to be determined. | Among them is a young Tamil couple, Priya and Nades, who, with their two Australian-born children,…

Eds. (2019-10-31). Weaponizing Venezuela's ex-ruling elite. mronline.org When we think "immigrants in America" we rarely consider those who are privileged and weaponized in service of American Empire. | Source

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-31). Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role. splcenter.org Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Staff (2019-10-31). Headlines for October 31, 2019. democracynow.org Tens of Thousands Evacuate as New Blazes Erupt in Fire-Ravaged California, Chile Calls Off U.N. Climate Talks Amid Massive Protests Against Inequality, Protesters Confront JPMorgan Chase CEO Over Fossil Fuel Investments, Youth Climate Activists Stage Sit-In at House Speaker Pelosi's Office, Keystone Pipeline Breach Spills Oil in North Dakota, House Readies Vote to Formalize Impeachment Process, Top Immigration Official Grilled Over Move to Deport Critically Ill Immigrants, "Not Qualified" Rating from Bar Association Draws Tears from Judicial Nominee, India to Split Jammu and Kashmir Into Two Territories Controlle…

Jonathan Cook (2019-10-31). Bedouin mass eviction — Israel to drive Palestinians off their historic lands. mronline.org Last week 36,000 Bedouin—all of them Israeli citizens—discovered that their state is about to make them refugees in their own country, driving them into holding camps. These Israelis, it seems, are the wrong kind. | Source

Ashoka Mukpo (2019-10-24). I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw. aclu.org 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,…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-18). Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again. splcenter.org 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.

Esteban Guevara (2019-10-16). Newark protesters: Democratic Party machine an accomplice in Trump's war on immigrants. liberationnews.org 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.

splcenter (2019-10-11). Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary. splcenter.org 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.

2019-11-04: Social Media Postees

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Trump impeachment inquiry, migrant vs migrant
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-11-04
Earlier today in Oakland after the House of Representatives voted for the Trump impeachment inquiry resolution, I was curious in regards to how the migrants felt about this. Oakland is a land of migrants, and there are around 135 different languages spoken in this city.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/31/18827761.php

Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-04
Pushing further toward its goal of "extreme vetting," the Trump administration is creating a new center in suburban Virginia that will allow immigration agents to access, for the first time, the sprawling array of information scooped up by America's intelligence agencies, from phone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency to material gathered by the CIA's spies overseas to tips from informants in Central America. | This classified, potentially derogatory, information will eventually be used to scr…
truthout.org/articles/border-agents-can-now-get-classified-intelligence-information/

The US Will Soon Dump Many Asylum Seekers in Guatemala
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-11-04
The Trump administration will soon begin deporting asylum seekers away from the border — but not back to their home countries. Instead, they'll be sent to Guatemala. | Potentially tens of thousands of people who sought refugee status in the United States could be sent to the Central American nation, one of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. The new policy is a culmination of the so-called "Safe Third Country" deal the Trump administration signed with Guatemala on July 26. The agreement stipulates that an…
truthout.org/articles/the-us-will-soon-dump-many-asylum-seekers-in-guatemala/

'Relentless Cruelty': Proposed Trump Administration Rule Would Keep Asylum-Seekers From Applying for Work Permits for a Year
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-04
"Trump is willing to hurt our economy just so that he can hurt immigrants first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child_migrant_cd_0_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/04/relentless-cruelty-proposed-trump-administration-rule-would-keep-asylum-seekers?cd-origin=rss

Milwaukee Mayor Blames Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Policies for Acid Attack Against Hispanic Resident
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-04
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett said Monday that President Donald Trump is accountable for violent hate crimes like an acid attack which left a 42-year-old man with second-degree burns in the city on Friday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-11-04_at_4.17.59_pm.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/04/milwaukee-mayor-blames-trumps-anti-immigrant-rhetoric-and-policies-acid-attack?cd-origin=rss

Rights Groups in Canadian Court Because 'The US Cannot Be Considered a Safe Country for Refugees'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-04
The advocacy groups want the Canadian government to uphold its human rights obligations and ditch the Safe Third Country Agreement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/refugees-safe-country-agreement.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/04/rights-groups-canadian-court-because-us-cannot-be-considered-safe-country-refugees?cd-origin=rss

151 refugees rescued off Libya arrive in Sicily on rescue ship
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-03
An Italian offshore supply vessel which rescued 151 refugees in waters off Libya has arrived in Sicily.The Asso Trenta docked at Pozzallo on Sunday.It was not immediately known if the refugees would stay in Italy or go to other European Union countries.Hours earlier, a German charity's rescue boat, Alan Kurdi, disembarked 88 refugees at Taranto on the Italian mainland.The Alan Kurdi rescue ship arrives in the port of Taranto, Italy (Renato Ingenito/ANSA.AP)Under an EU-brokered deal, 67 refugees will go to four other countries, while the others will stay in Italy.A Taranto official, Gabriella Ficocelli, told Itali…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/11/03/151-refugees-rescued-off-libya-arrive-in-sicily-on-rescue-ship/

How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-11-02
Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as part of his ongoing border crackdown, had separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. Viewing the policy as the latest in a string of assaults on immigrant communities, Salazar and his friends organized an occupation outside the ICE office in the midsummer heat. | In the weeks that followed, Occupy ICE SATX was visited by both TV crews and a raiding party of masked neo-Nazis, who stormed through the t…
theintercept.com/2019/11/02/deportation-occupy-ice-daca/

There's Still No Plan to Deal With Migrants in the Mediterranean
Cecilia Butini | thenation.com | 2019-11-01
There's Still No Plan to Deal With Migrants in the Mediterranean…
thenation.com/article/migrant-mediterranean-salvini-rescue/

Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2019-11-01
According to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union released Oct. 24, over 5,400 children have been separated from their families by U.S. immigration authorities at the Mexican border since July 2017. While a federal judge in San Diego on June 26, 2018, ordered that the children be reunited . . . | Continue reading Children and women lost, people dead in ICE custody at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/10/44218/

UN migration agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-01
The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who've been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050421

Guterres in Turkey: UN to study 'new settlement areas' plan for Syrian refugees
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-01
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country's offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdish forces, aimed at creating a so-called "safe zone" along the border for returnees.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1050451

Australia's Orwellian refugee policy
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-01
Refugee Jonathan StraussIssue 1243 AustraliaNovember 1, 2019There are about 30,000 refugees in Australia who have been denied permanent settlement since 2013. Stuck on bridging visas, they continue to wait for their cases to be determined. | Among them is a young Tamil couple, Priya and Nades, who, with their two Australian-born children,…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-orwellian-refugee-policy

Weaponizing Venezuela's ex-ruling elite
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-31
When we think "immigrants in America" we rarely consider those who are privileged and weaponized in service of American Empire. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/31/weaponizing-venezuelas-ex-ruling-elite/

Trump Official Who Once Led Hate Group Resigns Ombudsman Role
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-31
Julie Kirchner, a nativist hard-liner with ties to an anti-immigrant hate group, has resigned as ombudsman at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/31/trump-official-who-once-led-hate-group-resigns-ombudsman-role

Bedouin mass eviction — Israel to drive Palestinians off their historic lands
Jonathan Cook | mronline.org | 2019-10-31
Last week 36,000 Bedouin–all of them Israeli citizens–discovered that their state is about to make them refugees in their own country, driving them into holding camps. These Israelis, it seems, are the wrong kind. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/10/31/bedouin-mass-eviction-israel-to-drive-palestinians-off-their-historic-lands/

Headlines for October 31, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-31
Tens of Thousands Evacuate as New Blazes Erupt in Fire-Ravaged California, Chile Calls Off U.N. Climate Talks Amid Massive Protests Against Inequality, Protesters Confront JPMorgan Chase CEO Over Fossil Fuel Investments, Youth Climate Activists Stage Sit-In at House Speaker Pelosi's Office, Keystone Pipeline Breach Spills Oil in North Dakota, House Readies Vote to Formalize Impeachment Process, Top Immigration Official Grilled Over Move to Deport Critically Ill Immigrants, "Not Qualified" Rating from Bar Association Draws Tears from Judicial Nominee, India to Split Jammu and Kashmir Into Two Territories Controlle…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/31/headlines

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,…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/i-went-to-mexico-to-meet-asylum-seekers-trapped-at-the-border-this-is-what-i-saw

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."
liberationnews.org/san-diego-protest-demands-closure-of-migrant-concentration-camps/

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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/18/anti-immigrant-group-leader-maria-espinoza-runs-congress-again

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.
liberationnews.org/newark-protesters-democratic-party-machine-an-accomplice-in-trumps-war-on-immigrants/

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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/10/14/trumps-latest-policy-assault-immigrants-cruel-and-unnecessary