2020-01-10: Social Media Postees

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California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-01-10
California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers…
thenation.com/article/immigration-california-labor-rights/

California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-01-10
California's New 'Gig Worker' Law Will Hurt Freelancers…
thenation.com/article/immigration-california-labor-rights/

Trump administration initiated program to deport Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala
wsws.org | 2020-01-10
The deportations were already under way when the story broke Monday; however, the Trump administration has since paused the program, in part due to the strong criticism from immigration advocates as well as within federal agencies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/10/mexi-j10.html

Over 1.2M irregular migrants held since 2015 in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-10
Turkish officials held 1.2 million irregular migrants and over 27,000 human traffickers over the past five years, according to official data from the country's Directorate General of Migration Management.Connecting Europe and Asia, Turkey is a common route for irregular migrants en route to European countries.Illegal migration has gained momentum due to domestic upheavals, economic crises and political uncertainty in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, and Iran as well as some others in the African continent.In 2019, Turkish authorities held a record 454,662 irregular migrants across the country, w…
yenisafak.com/en/news/over-12m-irregular-migrants-held-since-2015-in-turkey-3509338

Two storks settled in Turkey for three years after migrating
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-10
Two storks have become mascots of a Turkish village in the country's southeasternmost after halting migration three years ago.Located on storks' migration route, Hakkari's Yuksekova district became a new home to the two that emigrated to Nehil Reed in the village of Koprucuk.Village dwellers take good care of the storks by cleaning their nest when it snows and feeding them with homemade food or freshly caught fishes.Hekim Karacan, a veterinary from Yuksekova Municipality, told Anadolu Agency that migration season for storks already started in October."Migration is a long travel. So we think that these storks do n…
yenisafak.com/en/news/two-storks-settled-in-turkey-for-three-years-after-migrating-3509336

The Tories have backtracked on yet another pledge, and this time it's children who'll suffer
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2020-01-10
On 9 January, a vote passed in parliament to remove protections for child refugees from the Brexit bill. The vote means that after Brexit, child refugees in EU countries won't be able to join their families in the UK. | It also breaks a cross-party pledge, made in 2018, to safeguard these children. | "Shameful": | Many people have expressed their outrage over this government's cr…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/01/10/the-tories-have-backtracked-on-yet-another-pledge-and-this-time-its-children-wholl-suffer/

After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers in ICE Custody Are on the Brink of Death
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail in Louisiana are reportedly on the brink of death after refusing to eat or drink for 68 days, according to a volunteer who regularly visits the two men. | The hunger strikers have a clear demand: to be released so they can pursue their asylum cases outside of jail. | Medical staff at the…
truthout.org/articles/after-68-days-hunger-strikers-in-ice-custody-are-on-the-brink-of-death/

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a 'year of change'
news.un.org | 2020-01-09
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is calling on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 "the year of change for robust refugee protection". On Thursday, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and German preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055091

Wall Street weapons company CEOs cash in on Iran war danger
Sarah Anderson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-09
The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions were to lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of our casualties. But there is one set of …
peoplesworld.org/article/wall-street-weapons-company-ceos-cash-in-on-iran-war-danger/

Save Animals From Bushfires Has Become a Priority in Australia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-09
Australia's Smart Animal Sanctuary and Rehoming Center (SMART) has been trying to save camels, alpacas, donkeys, and other animals from wildfires that are destroying the country's ecosystems. The task, however, has not been easy. | RELATED: | Australia: New Evacuation Alerts as Large Bushfires Regenerate | When the fire threatened the SMART base, people from around the community came and collected animals as the founder of this sanctuary, Lorene Cross, fought to save their home…
telesurenglish.net/news/Save-Animals-From-Bushfires-Has-Become-a-Priority-in-Australia-20200109-0008.html

Iranian Americans Have Rights, Too — No Matter What's Happening Abroad
Abdi Soltani | aclu.org | 2020-01-08
Like most Iranian Americans, my family immigrated to the United States in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution in Iran, hoping to find safety and acceptance in a country that prides itself on diversity and freedom of expression. We learned and embraced the principles of the Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, due process, and equal protection — protections that apply to every person, citizen and non-citizen alike. But what happened at the U.S. border this past weekend was a painful reminder that sometimes, we are still considered outsiders. | In the state of Washington this weekend,…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/iranian-americans-have-rights-too-no-matter-whats-happening-abroad

Tory government blocks bid to enshrine child refugee rights in Brexit agreement
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-08
MPs have voted down proposals to enshrine protections for child refugees as part of the government's Brexit agreement. | Following his election victory, Boris Johnson re-drafted his European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and rowed back on the previous government's acceptance of an amendment from Labour peer Lord Dubs to allow unaccompanied child refugees to continue to be reunited with their families in the UK after exit day. Dubs had fled from the Nazis on the Kindertransport to Britain when he was aged six. | Welcome to the UK in 2020, where Parliament just voted by a large majority to remove protections fo…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/08/tory-government-blocks-bid-to-enshrine-child-refugee-rights-in-brexit-agreement/

Tory government blocks bid to enshrine child refugee rights in Brexit agreement
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-08
MPs have voted down proposals to enshrine protections for child refugees as part of the government's Brexit agreement. | Following his election victory, Boris Johnson re-drafted his European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and rowed back on the previous government's acceptance of an amendment from Labour peer Lord Dubs to allow unaccompanied child refugees to continue to be reunited with their families in the UK after exit day. Dubs had fled from the Nazis on the Kindertransport to Britain when he was aged six. | Welcome to the UK in 2020, where Parliament just voted by a large majority to remove protections fo…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/08/tory-government-blocks-bid-to-enshrine-child-refugee-rights-in-brexit-agreement/

It Is Time for a New Way Forward
Madhuri Grewal | aclu.org | 2020-01-07
In 1996, at the height of the "tough on crime" era, President Bill Clinton signed two laws that dramatically changed the criminal legal system and radically altered the U.S. immigration system. Just as the 1994 crime bill instituted unjust mandatory minimum sentences and ballooned the prison population, the immigration bills of that same era led to similarly disastrous consequences for immigrants — an explosion in the growth of detention and unfairly harsh punishments for immigrants, including mandatory deportations for minor…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/it-is-time-for-a-new-way-forward

Students learn in the streets: struggle wins release of Connecticut teen from ICE custody
Chris Garaffa | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-05
The struggle for Mario's freedom is not over, and neither is the fight for immigrant rights overall.
liberationnews.org/students-learn-in-the-streets-struggle-wins-release-of-connecticut-teen-from-ice-custody/

Midwest Dispatch: A Christmas Day Fire Shows Teachers are More Than Test Scores
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2020-01-03
Rarely do we see our public schools for what they often are: a place of refuge and consistency for our most vulnerable kids.
progressive.org/dispatches/midwest-dispatch-a-christmas-day-fire-shows-teachers-are-more-than-test-scores-lahm-200103/

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father
news.un.org | 2020-01-03
The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his father during an emotional reunion in the capital Juba on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1054711

The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-12-23
A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.
progressive.org/dispatches/asylum-seekers-routed-guatemala-abbott-191223/

A Secret CBP Team is Targeting and Detaining Innocent Travelers. We're Suing
Tarek Ismail | aclu.org | 2019-12-18
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…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/a-secret-cbp-team-is-targeting-and-detaining-innocent-travelers-were-suing

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