2020-05-09: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-05-09). Peru extends quarantine as COVID-19 deaths continue to climb. wsws.org As immigrants to the capital make desperate efforts to return to their places of origin, overcrowded prisons have become a hotbed for propagation of the virus.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Saudi-led coalition commits 41 violations of truce in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The US-Saudi aggression continues to launch raids and bombardments on a number of governorates in Yemen, causing damage to public and private property. Meanwhile, it continues to violate the ceasefire in Hodeidah.

RT (2020-05-08). Resistance rejoices as wife of Trump immigration aide tests positive for Covid-19. rt.com The White House asked reporters to wear face masks after a second staff member in two days tested positive for the coronavirus. Critics of President Donald Trump reacted with joy after finding out who it was. | Trump personally confirmed on Friday that a member of Vice President Mike Pence's staff tested positive for the virus, causing a delay in Pence's scheduled trip to Iowa. This follows the news that Trump's valet's test returned a positive result on Thursday. | "She's a wonderful young woman, Katie. She tested very good for a long period of time," Trump said, during a press spray, following a meeting with…

Andrea Arroyo (2020-05-08). The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers. thenation.com The Pandemic's Impact on Immigration Detention Centers…

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-05-08). Karnataka State government concedes unions' demands, allows migrants to return home. peoplesdispatch.org The State government had earlier decided to seek a halt to special train services for migrant workers from other States to return home amid the COVID-19 crisis. This was after a meeting with real estate developers who reportedly said they want to retain the laborers for construction work…

Catherine Xhardez (2020-05-08). Can COVID-19 Positively Change Perceptions on Migration? commondreams.org Healthcare workers wave to thank people for taking part in a cars parade outside the Eatonville Care Center in Toronto, Canada, on April 28, 2020 (Picture by Zou Zheng/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pa-53569047.max-760×504.jpg

news.un (2020-05-08). UN rights office concerned over migrant boat pushbacks in the Mediterranean. news.un.org Restrictions against humanitarians who rescue migrant boats in the central Mediterranean are putting lives at risk and must be lifted immediately, the UN human rights office said on Friday.

PCHR (2020-05-08). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April — 06 May 2020). imemc.org Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April — 6 May 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians' human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the …

Chris Jones (2020-05-08). Time to Change: Coronavirus and Refugees on Greece's Samos Island. globalresearch.ca The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of human life on earth. The challenge is awesome in its scale and scope. | To date we have no cases of the virus on Samos. But still its impact on life here …

news.un (2020-05-07). FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19. news.un.org Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Fight Back (2020-05-07). Madison May Day caravan supports community safety and workers' rights. fightbacknews.org Madison, WI – On a sunny May 1 afternoon which marked both May Day and A Day Without Immigrants, a caravan comprised of about 20 different vehicles made its way to the Capitol Square in a careful procession in support of a timely cause. | Organizers gathered at noon in the parking lot of the Madison Labor Temple to begin the drive along Park Street to the Square. Participants remained in their vehicles, or on bicycles at a distance from others, to respect rules of social distancing and provide a safe rally for all who wished to participate. Safe participation was ensured as well through use of hazard lights and a…

news.un (2020-05-07). Migrants stranded 'all over the world' and at risk from coronavirus. news.un.org Thousands of migrants have been stranded "all over the world" where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.

Dáreece Walker (2020-05-06). The Pandemic Is Disproportionally Impacting Black, Latino, and Immigrant Communities. thenation.com The Pandemic Is Disproportionally Impacting Black, Latino, and Immigrant Communities…

IMEMC News (2020-05-06). Army Abducts Fateh Secretary In Al-Jalazoun. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, the secretary of Fateh movement in the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers abducted Tha'er Nakhla, while he was heading back home after a visit to the al-'Ezariyya …

Jake Johnston (2020-05-05). The US Has Been Exporting COVID-19 to Haiti; Now, It Is Returning a Death Squad Leader. cepr.net As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down borders and airports across the world, planes chartered by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to fly. Every two or three weeks, a deportation flight operated by Swift Air, LLC has landed at the Port-au-Prince airport. After one such flight in early April, at least three of …

Lillian House (2020-05-03). 'We deserve to survive!' Bucking CDC, Denver raids homeless camps. liberationnews.org We need real solutions — housing, not sweeps.

Marcia Brown (2020-05-01). A County Jail Battles COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis—At the Same Time. progressive.org The pandemic and an increase in immigration detainees create a double whammy for the rural Ohio jail.

ACLU (2020-04-30). How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized. aclu.org The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response — or lack thereof — to the pandemic., , Since the start of the outbreak, we've filed over 90 legal actions and have seen thousands of people released from prisons, jails, and immigration detention. | We and ACLU offices across the country are working in nearly every state to save lives, advocate for vulnerable communities, safeguard the r…

splcenter (2020-04-24). Fraihat v. ICE Community Resources. splcenter.org On April 20, 2020, a federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take a number of important steps to protect medically vulnerable people in its custody from COVID-19.

Michael Edison Hayden and Eddie Bejarano (2020-04-24). Trump's Immigration Order Was Drafted by Officials With Ties to Hate Groups, According to Report. splcenter.org Two officials with ties to anti-immigrant hate groups helped write President Trump's executive order blocking the issuance of new green cards, according to a report.

Miriam Orcutt, Parth Patel, Rachel Burns, Lucinda Hiam, Rob Aldridge, Delan Devakumar, Bernadette Kumar, Paul Spiegel, Ibrahim Abubakar (2020-04-23). [Correspondence] Global call to action for inclusion of migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 response. thelancet.com Lancet Migration1 calls for migrants and refugees to be urgently included in responses to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.2 Many of these populations live, travel, and work in conditions where physical distancing and recommended hygiene measures are impossible because of poor living conditions3 and great economic precarity. This global public health emergency highlights the exclusion and multiple barriers to health care4 that are faced by migrants and refugees, among whom COVID-19 threatens to have rapid and devastating effects.

Eddie Bejarano (2020-04-21). Anti-Immigrant Movement Has History of Politicizing Disease. splcenter.org COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is the latest disease the nativist movement has politicized to demonize immigrants.

Paul Dobson (2020-04-06). Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America. venezuelanalysis.com The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.

Susan Price (2020-05-06). Migrant workers bear brunt of Singapore's COVID-19 'second wave'. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-05-05). Bangladesh: Rohingyas locked down at world's largest refugee camp. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-05-04). Reject Keneally's dog whistle politics on migrant workers. greenleft.org.au

sputniknews (2020-05-09). UK Experiences Record-Breaking Number of Illegal Migrant Crossings Over English Channel – Report. sputniknews.com Nationwide frustration with the British government's apparent inability to stop the rising number of illegal migrants attempting to reach the UK's shores has hit boiling point, with the country's Home Secretary requesting that France do more to stop the flow.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Somali refugees in Kenya appeal for Ramadan aid. yenisafak.com Children of Hani Shamshi, 44, a Somali refugee mother at a semi-arid Dadaab camp in Kenya are gazing at the kitchen at Iftar, the time for breaking fast during Ramadan, hoping something will be cooked. But there is nothing. They may again go to sleep with hungry stomachs."I have nothing to give to children. It's sad to watch your children starve. During Ramadan, food is also expensive and we can't do hard labor due to seething temperatures and fasting," she said."This is a Ramadan like I've never witnessed since I was born. Poor refugee families like me were used to receiving food parcels. Many refugees don't hav…