2020-01-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-01-03). Three African migrants die in US custody during Christmas and New Year holidays. wsws.org The growing number of deaths shows that the mistreatment of immigrants by the US government is not incidental but deliberate.

Andrew Moss (2020-01-03). Immigration and the Prison Industrial Complex. zcomm.org The Prison Industrial Complex can help pinpoint major areas where corporate interests and government overlap. These include detention, surveillance, consulting services, and border wall construction…

Rebecca Centeno (2020-01-03). We Can't Obtain Immigration Justice in a World of Borders and Nations. zcomm.org The criminalization of migrants ensures that capitalism thrives. When you have 11 million people with no legal status, you create a labor pool that is vulnerable, cheap and exploitable…

yenisafak (2020-01-03). Eight migrants die after boat sinks off western Turkey. yenisafak.com Eight people, including three women, died after a boat carrying 15 migrants sank off the coast of western Turkey, the interior ministry said on Friday.The boat sank on Thursday off the coast of Fethiye district in Mugla province, it said, adding that the others were missing and a search was underway.Coast guard boats, a helicopter and plane were used during the search and rescue operation as well as a diving unit, the ministry said.In 2015 Turkey became one of the main launch points for over a million migrants taking the sea route to European Union territory, many fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East a…

Paul Haeder (2020-01-02). Why "Go Home Yanqui" Country is that Shit-Hole USA it Has Always Been. dissidentvoice.org Los Dias de los Muertos are highly stylized rituals grounded in Aztec mythology when those who had passed on during the year migrate to the darkness of Mictlan in the north — the 1st is reserved for the innocents, the children, and the 2nd for the rest of us poor sinners. Traditional altars, garnished with …

Staff (2020-01-02). Death Toll Rises in India as Protests Against Modi Government's Citizenship Law Intensify. democracynow.org In India, the death toll amid the government's crackdown on widespread protests has risen to at least 27 people, and over 1,000 more have been arrested. The protests are against a controversial new citizenship law, which provides a path to Indian citizenship for undocumented immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan — unless they are Muslim. Opponents of the law say it's a step toward the official marginalization of India's 200 million Muslims. Paramilitary and police forces were deployed in response to the demonstrations in Muslim-majority districts in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi, and the intern…

Staff (2020-01-02). "The Genocidal Regime Is Still in Power": Assad Forces Push into Idlib, Last Rebel Stronghold. democracynow.org The United Nations says a quarter of a million people have fled the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib. Aid groups are now warning the offensive in Idlib could become the worst humanitarian crisis in the nine-year war in Syria. Nearly 200,000 Syrian civilians have fled toward the Turkish border as Syrian government ground troops advance into Idlib, the last major rebel-held territory, where about 3 million people live. Displaced civilians have sought refuge in several camps along the border, where they struggle with harsh winter conditions, flooding and mud due to hea…

Staff (2020-01-02). Democrat Julián Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race. truthdig.com AUSTIN, Texas — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, on Thursday ended his campaign that had pushed the field on immigration and swung hard at rivals on the debate stage but never found a foothold to climb from the back of the pack. | "I'm so proud of the campaign we've run together. We've shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people and given a voice to those who are often forgotten," Castro said in an online video. "But with only a month until the Iowa caucuses, and given…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). US Border Militia Leader Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge. telesurenglish.net United States leader of a far-right armed militia Larry Hopkins, 70, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges, prosecutors and a defense lawyer informed. | RELATED: | FBI Arrests Leader of Militia Stopping Migrants in New Mexico | A U.S. Attorneys' spokeswoman said that during a hearing in federal court in New Mexico, Hopkins had admitted to being in possession of nine firearms and ammunition for those weapons at the time of his arrest in April. | Hopkins, who has fou…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). Austria Coalition Deal Includes Anti-Migrant Policies. telesurenglish.net A coalition deal between Austria's conservative People's Party (OVP) and the Greens will include banning headscarves and preventive custody for potentially "dangerous" migrants, several Austrian media reported Thursday. | RELATED: | Austrian Conservatives and Greens Reach Coalition Deal | The deal includes raising the age until which girls are banned from wearing…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). African Migrants in Egypt Face Increasingly Violent Racism. telesurenglish.net Sub-Saharan African migrants who flee war, violence, and poverty in their homelands face huge racial harassment and discrimination in Egypt, an Associated Press investigation revealed Thursday. | RELATED: | Libya Militias Divert EU Funds for Migrants, Exploit Them: Report | In Egypt's capital Cairo, reporters have been visiting migrant communities, where at least two dozen sub-Saharan Africans, including four children, recounted the racist insults, sexual harassment, and othe…

Staff (2020-01-02). Death Toll Rises in India as Protests Against Modi's Citizenship Law Intensify. truthout.org In India, the death toll amid the government's crackdown on widespread protests has risen to at least 27 people, and over 1,000 more have been arrested. The protests are against a controversial new citizenship law, which provides a path to Indian citizenship for undocumented immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan — unless they are Muslim. Opponents of the law say it's a step toward the official marginalization of India's 200 million Muslims. Paramilitary and police forces we…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). Turkish Parliament Approves Bill to Deploy Military to Libya. telesurenglish.net The Turkish Parliament passed a bill on Thursday that approves the deployment of the country's armed forces to the North African nation of Libya in order to assist the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord troops in Tripoli. | RELATED: | Libya Militias Divert EU Funds for Migrants, Exploit Them: Report | According to the state-owned Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Parliament passed the bill with a 325 -184 vote in favor of deploying the armed forces to Libya. | Due to the…

teleSUR (2020-01-02). Mexico Ratifies Asylum to Bolivian Refugees in Its Embassy. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) reaffirmed Thursday that he will not fall to "any provocation" and ratified that he will not hand over the former officials from Evo Morales government that have been granted asylum at his country's embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Condemns Expulsion of Diplomats from Bolivia | "The instruction they have is to assert the right of asylum, that we cannot waver in this matter of giving protection to those politica…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-02). After Year-Long Run as Outspoken Advocate for Immigrants and the Poor, Juli√°n Castro Suspends Presidential Campaign. commondreams.org Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced Thursday he was suspending his presidential campaign, pledging to continue fighting for working people, immigrants' rights, and to combat wealth inequality. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/48539345196_dd0ff1df79_o1.jpg

news.un (2020-01-01). FROM THE FIELD: Bangladesh's bamboo boom. news.un.org More than 24 million bamboo poles have been harvested for construction projects in the enormous refugee settlement in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, thanks, in part, to support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Harrison Stetler (2019-12-31). France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights. thenation.com France's Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights…

news.un (2019-12-31). 2019: The UN News year in photos. news.un.org From sustainable development to economic development, and human rights to humanitarian aid, UN News provides daily coverage across all of the Organization's key issues — health, migration, climate change and so much more.

Staff (2019-12-24). Headlines for December 24, 2019. democracynow.org House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…

Jeff Abbott (2019-12-23). The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala. progressive.org A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.

Staff (2019-12-23). Headlines for December 23, 2019. democracynow.org White House Halted Ukraine Aid 91 Minutes After Trump & Zelensky Phone Call, U.S. Considering Plan to Deport Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, WaPo: White House Pushes to Use Migrant Children to Ensnare Parents, Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Murder, ICC Takes Step to Investigating Israel for War Crimes, India: Protests Continue as Modi Defends "Anti-Muslim" Citizenship Law, Iraq: Thousands Demand Appointment of Independent Prime Minister, Reuters: Up to 1,500 Dead in Iran's Bloody Crackdown Against Nov. Protests, Pentagon: U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, French Unions Continue St…

Joe Rodriguez (2019-12-22). Quad-Cities community members condemn hate after anti-immigrant event. liberationnews.org Outraged protesters displayed signs condemning racism and the capitalist system which allows bigotry to flourish.

The Canary (2019-12-19). Queen's Speech takes 'wrecking ball' to Scotland's foundations, SNP claims. thecanary.co The SNP has accused Boris Johnson and the UK Government of "taking a wrecking ball" to Scotland with its plans in the Queen's Speech. | SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford spoke out after a speech that did not mention Scotland by name — although the queen said the "integrity and prosperity" of the United Kingdom was of "the utmost importance" to the UK Government. | Blackford argued the Withdrawal Agreement Bill that ministers will bring forward will hurt Scotland's economy and cost thousands of jobs north of the border. | He was also critical of plans on immigration and said the UK Government was failing…

The Canary (2019-12-19). Terrified refugee child found wandering alone on M6 central reservation at night. thecanary.co A young child refugee has been rescued by police after being found wandering along the central reservation of the M6 motorway near Birmingham. | The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said the boy had become separated from his parents, adding in a statement: "It's impossible to imagine how scared someone would be, not knowing where they are, not knowing where their parents are, unable to speak the language." | Officers were alerted at around 10pm on 18 December after a driver spotted the boy, who is thought to be from Iraq, walking along the central reservation towards junction 7, the Great Barr interchange.

The Canary (2019-12-18). 'Tragic' campaign video urges Home Secretary to change 'unfair rules' for child refugees. thecanary.co Campaigners have called on the Home Secretary to change "unfair rules" which separate refugee families, with a video animation highlighting the "horrors" faced by children fleeing war-torn countries.The Refugee Council released the video — entitled Without My Mum — as it launched a petition calling on Priti Patel to step in and review the "restrictive" policy on child refugees.The animation, produced using handmade puppets by director Catherine Prowse, tells the story of a young boy forced to flee conflict for safety in the UK alone, leaving his mother behind. | The footage shows how their "loving relat…

Tarek Ismail (2019-12-18). A Secret CBP Team is Targeting and Detaining Innocent Travelers. We're Suing. aclu.org U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying secret teams that target, detain, and interrogate innocent travelers. We're suing to expose their activities. | In November 2018, three CBP officers detained Andreas | Gal, a former chief | technology officer at Mozilla Corporation and current Apple employee, at San | Francisco International Airport after he landed from a business trip to Sweden. | Andr…

splcenter (2019-11-21). Emails Confirm Miller's Twin Obsessions: Immigrants and Crime. splcenter.org Stephen Miller linked immigration to violence in emails to Breitbart News — writing of crimes committed by nonwhites that "each one [is] more disturbing than the next."