2020-03-20: Social Media Postees

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Santa Rita Jail Solidarity During the Coronavirus Pandemic
IWOC Oakland | indybay.org | 2020-03-20
As businesses, schools, and institutions close to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, many people are wondering how to support people in jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/19/18831666.php

What Does Trump Do, in the Midst of a Pandemic? Beat Up On Immigrants. Again
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-03-20
What Does Trump Do, in the Midst of a Pandemic? Beat Up On Immigrants. Again.
thenation.com/article/society/coronavirus-trump-immigrants-refugees/

Immigrants in US detention facilities plea for help as coronavirus pandemic spreads
wsws.org | 2020-03-20
The lack of medical care and the extremely close quarters in America's detention camps create excellent conditions for the coronavirus to spread rapidly if even a single person catches the disease.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/20/coro-m20.html

South Africa to Build 40-Km Fence at Border to Halt Migration
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-20
The South African government will erect a 40-km barrier on the border with Zimbabwe to prevent migrants from entering the country without documentation. | RELATED: | S.African Court Acquits Pres. Ramaphosa of Corruption Charges | "The fence will also stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the country," Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille said, even though no Covid-19 cases have been detected in Zimbabwe. | The fence will be erected at Beitbridge, a border town in Mata…
telesurenglish.net/news/south-africa-to-build-40km-fence-at-border-to-stop-migration-20200320-0009.html

Immigrants in US detention facilities plead for help as coronavirus pandemic spreads
wsws.org | 2020-03-20
The lack of medical care and the extremely close quarters in America's detention camps create excellent conditions for the coronavirus to spread rapidly if even a single person catches the disease.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/20/coro-m20.html

Death at the Greek Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-20
In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country's border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the Ipsala border point in the Edirne province separating Turkey from…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/20/death-at-the-greek-border-syrian-refugees-should-not-be-used-as-political-pawns/

Death at the Greek Border
Ramzy Baroud | zcomm.org | 2020-03-20
Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/death-at-the-greek-border/

Australian government continues to imprison Tamil refugee family
wsws.org | 2020-03-20
Despite legal challenges and widespread opposition, the government remains determined to deport the family to Sri Lanka.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/20/refu-m20.html

Syriza leader Tsipras offers collaboration with New Democracy against refugees and Turkey
wsws.org | 2020-03-20
Tsipras is signing off on a policy of brutal repression of refugees waged jointly by the government, fascist thugs who have benefited most from the stoking up of chauvinism and xenophobia, and the European Union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/20/gree-m20.html

US suspends routine visa services worldwide amid Covid-19 crisis
rt.com | 2020-03-20
The US State Department has temporarily suspended all "routine visa services" at its embassies and consulates around the world as part of its efforts to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 virus. | Embassies and consulates will cancel "all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020," a note on the department's website said on Friday. | The department said that it will continue to provide "urgent and emergency" visa services "as resources will allow." | It said routine services will resume "as soon as possible" but that it was "unable to provide a specific date" at this time. | Serv…
rt.com/usa/483637-us-suspends-routine-visa-services/

COVID-19 and Trump's Racist Rhetoric
Eladio Bobadilla | commondreams.org | 2020-03-19
It is no coincidence that as Trump insists on calling this pandemic the "Chinese virus," immigration raids have also been ramped up in some American cities, including one of the larges, Los Angeles. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trump_23_0.jpg
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Trump's Deportation Machine Is Still Churning Despite Coronavirus Outbreak
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-19
This story has been updated. | Federal deportation proceedings for incarcerated migrants and immigration defendants continue nationwide despite pleas from defense attorneys, human rights groups and some judges who fear that in-person court hearings and conditions of confinement inside immigration jails could facilitate the rapid spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. | The Trump administration's decision to continue pursuing deportation orders and immigration charges against jailed immi…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-deportation-machine-is-still-churning-despite-coronavirus-outbreak/

California Anti-Immigrant Activist Robin Hvidston Seeking State Assembly Seat
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-03-19
Robin Hvidston, a longtime anti-immigrant activist, is running as a Republican for a California Assembly seat in District 41.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/19/california-anti-immigrant-activist-robin-hvidston-seeking-state-assembly-seat

Death at the Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-19
Turkey's use of Syrian refugees as political pawns was one of the most tragic, heart-rendering episodes of the Syrian war and subsequent refugee crisis saga.
mintpressnews.com/death-at-the-border-syrian-refugees-should-not-be-used-as-political-pawns/265872/

Israeli Troops abduct a Number of Palestinian Youth in the West Bank
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-19
Israeli troops abducted, before dawn on Thursday, three Palestinian youth in the West Bank refugee camp of Deheishe, located near the city of Bethlehem. Local Palestinian security sources confirmed that Israeli army forces abducted Yousef Albal'awi, 19, Ramez Allaham, 22 and Mustafa Hasanat, 22, after the soldiers broke into, vandalized …
imemc.org/article/israeli-troops-abduct-a-number-of-palestinian-youth-in-the-west-bank/

The Military Should not be Searching Cars or Checking Documents at the Border
Shaw Drake | aclu.org | 2020-03-18
There's an old saying that goes, "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." This adage is especially applicable to the Trump administration's approach toward border policy, which is ever more militarized. On March 6th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced that the Department of Defense would deploy 160 active-duty troops to ports of entry at the border

Treat migrants with dignity and respect during pandemic: UN migration agency
news.un.org | 2020-03-18
The importance of treating migrants with dignity and respect has not changed, UN migration agency (IOM), spokesperson Joel Millman has told UN News, adding that the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on migrants, highly represented in the food industry, which is now seeing widespread shutdowns, is 'a huge concern' to the agency.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059682

PHOTOS: Using Humble Means, Besieged Gaza Prepares for the Coronavirus
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-18
By Palestine Chronicle Staff Despite its limited resources, the Gaza Health Ministry and international aid agencies operating in the besieged Gaza Strip, are taking precautionary measures to protect the Palestinians in the Strip from the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease. Palestinian photojournalist Fawzi Mahmoud visited the Al-Shati refugee camp, located on the …
imemc.org/article/photos-using-humble-means-besieged-gaza-prepares-for-the-coronavirus/

Death at the Greek Border
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-18
In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country's border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the Ipsala border point in the Edirne province separating Turkey from …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/03/death-at-the-greek-border/

Israeli Forces Abduct 7 Palestinian Civilians in Pre-Dawn Raids in West Bank
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-18
Israeli soldiers on Tuesday before dawn abducted eight Palestinians from different areas in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society(PPS), Israeli troops stormed both Awarta and Beita villages of Nablus District, in northern West Bank, and abducted two Palestinian young men, Mojahed Awwad and Sameh Barakat. In a …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-abduct-7-palestinian-civilians-in-pre-dawn-raids-in-west-bank/

COVID-19: Agencies temporarily suspend refugee resettlement travel
news.un.org | 2020-03-17
A "vital lifeline" for vulnerable families forced to flee their homelands has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic as two UN agencies announced on Tuesday that they are temporarily suspending resettlement travel for refugees.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/03/1059602

Rojava welcomes refugees from Idlib
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-17
Imperialism & war International solidarity Peter BoyleIssue 1257 Northern Syria Rojava RefugeesMarch 17, 2020While Turkey an…
greenleft.org.au/content/rojava-welcomes-refugees-idlib

Immigrants in WA Detention Center Demand Protection from Coronavirus, Not Posters in English
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with Maru Mora-Villalpando, an activist and undocumented immigrant with the groups La Resistencia and Mijente, who issued a…
www.democracynow.org/2020/3/10/coronavirus_ice

San Diego Police Stop Black People at a Rate 219 Percent Higher Than White People
Chelsey Birgisdóttir | aclu.org | 2020-03-10
"They did what human beings looking for | freedom, throughout history, have often done. They left." | These | are the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson in her book, "The | Warmth of Other Suns." The book | follows the story of three Black Southerners and their journey escaping racial | violence

Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody
splcenter.org | 2020-03-03
Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.
splcenter.org/news/2020/03/03/deportation-death-sentence-and-our-governments-hands-are-bloody