2020-07-09: News Headlines

Staff (2020-07-09). Headlines for July 9, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Posts Another Record Daily High in New Coronavirus Cases, Anthony Fauci Absent from Coronavirus Task Force Briefing After Drawing Criticism from Trump, Trump Attacks CDC Guidance on School Reopenings During Pandemic, Hundreds Test Positive for COVID-19 at Arizona For-Profit Immigration Jail, Tulsa, OK Health Official Links Explosion of Coronavirus Cases to Trump Rally, HHS Secretary Claims Medical Workers "Don't Get Infected" After 95,000 Test Positive for Coronavirus, COVID-19 Cases Spike in Africa, While Melbourne, Australia, Is Placed Back on Lockdown, Bolivians Buried in Mass Graves as Hospitals "Collaps…

Fight Back (2020-07-09). On UTA administration's inaction to ICE and the international student deportation. fightbacknews.org Arlington, TX – As an international student, I am frankly disillusioned at the silence of the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) administration as they failed to address the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) plan for the deportation of international students if they enroll in an online classes in the upcoming fall semester. As of yet no email has arrived from the acting provost's office to either calm international students or provide them with any sort of protections to assure their safety against these federal mandates. | There are 4887 international students at UTA presently out of a…

Laura Carlsen (2020-07-08). Lopez Obrador's Visit to Trump is a Betrayal of the U.S. and Mexican People. counterpunch.org To praise a tyrant is to insult a people. López Obrador's proposed visit to Washington is an insult to the American people, and especially to the 37 million Mexican migrants who live in the United States. The purpose of the state visit with Donald Trump on July 8 is to celebrate the entry into force of the Mexico-United States-Canada Treaty (T-MEC) on July 1. It comes at the worst possible time.

Staff (2020-07-08). ICE Threatens to Deport or Bar International Students If Schools Move Classes Online Due to Pandemic. democracynow.org As President Trump pressures states to reopen schools in the fall despite an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases, ICE says international students studying at U.S. universities could face deportation if their schools switch to online-only courses. The U.S. issues more than a million student visas a year, and international students account for as much as a third of the undergraduate student body at many colleges and universities and often constitute the majority of graduate students. "I have yet to see a justification for this," says immigration attorney Fiona McEntee, who notes that international students cont…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-08). International students may be asked to leave the US, if classes entirely online. peoplesdispatch.org The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced the move as several universities are planning to move classes online in the upcoming semester…

WSWS (2020-07-08). Immigrant worker with COVID-19 dies after being sent home by Tennessee hospital. wsws.org Miguel Ordoñez died last month after being told by doctors at the Erlanger Medical Center to go home with nothing else but a prescription for Tylenol.

yenisafak (2020-07-08). Sunken migrant boat found in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com A migrant boat which sank last month in a lake in eastern Turkey has been found, the local governorship said on Wednesday."The boat was found at a depth of 106.5 meters [349.4 feet] off Carpanak Island" in Lake Van, the Van Governorship said in a statement.The boat and the bodies there will be recovered, the statement added.Lake Van, near Turkey's border with Iran, spans some 3,755 square kilometers (1,450 square miles).The boat is believed to have been carrying up to 60 migrants when it sank, and six bodies had been recovered so far, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.He said 11 suspects had been arre…

sputniknews (2020-07-08). Auditor General's Report Reveals Canadian Authorities Lost Track of Tens of Thousands of Deportees. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – A report from Canada's Auditor General on immigration removals revealed that the country's authorities do not know the whereabouts of thousands of individuals set for deportation.

Fight Back (2020-07-07). Roll 4 Justice – Protest on wheels demands justice for all on July 4 in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On July 4, more than 200 protesters took the streets on wheels for a new type of march calling for an end to a fundamentally racist criminal justice system and "#Justice4All." Protesters were on bikes, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, as well as in a car caravan as they rolled through various neighborhoods in Minneapolis. The protest was organized by Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) along with co-hosts Native Lives Matter, CAIR-Minnesota, LatinoAltRock, and Asamblea de Derechos Civiles. Messaging included slogans such as: "Abolish ICE," "Prosecute the police," and lin…

WSWS (2020-07-07). Canada's migrant workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections. wsws.org Hundreds of migrant workers and their supporters joined protests Saturday against atrocious working and living conditions—conditions long sanctioned by government and made still worse by the pandemic.

RT (2020-07-07). Foreign students face mass DEPORTATIONS from US if their universities switch to online-only classes. rt.com US immigration authorities have warned foreign students at colleges offering online-only courses that they must transfer to schools with in-person classes or face deportation. The rule has students and many professors up in arms. | Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ended the temporary exceptions it granted foreign students during the spring semester, leaving some students whose schools have gone online-only for fall facing removal from the country — or stranded back home. The loophole had permitted non-immigrant student visa holders to stay in the US while taking online courses due to the coro…

WSWS (2020-07-07). Dozens of immigrants drown in eastern Turkey's Lake Van. wsws.org Migrants traveling from Central Asian war zones are reportedly forced to travel by boat over Lake Van to bypass police checkpoints on land.

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2020-07-07). Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity. peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level…

Mark W. Bradley (2020-07-07). Let Us Venerate Our Enemies. dissidentvoice.org Let's imagine there's a fictitious country on our border, the government of which is committing unspeakable atrocities against its own people. And let us further imagine there is a steady stream of refugees attempting to cross over our border and into our country, so as to escape the horrors that await them, should they be …

FIRE (2020-07-06). U.S. imperialism means we can't breathe! workers.org Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere released this statement on July 5. Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) is in solidarity with the global rebellion for Black lives. It is right to rebel against police terror. The same racist, sexist, police violence used to terrorize people at home is . . . |

WSWS (2020-07-06). New Jersey growers refuse to test migrant farm workers for COVID-19. wsws.org The decision not to test these laborers, many of whom have traveled from states with rising rates of infection, creates the conditions for a public health disaster.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-07-06). British Government Encourages Mass Emigration from Hong Kong to Affect China. globalresearch.ca In late June, China's National People's Congress passed Hong Kong's new national security law, later signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The new law imposes a special security regime in the autonomous territory of Hong Kong, prohibiting foreign interference …

_____ (2020-07-06). Palestinian Community Sets Conditions On Support For Presidential Candidate. popularresistance.org Members of the Palestinian community in the United States have issued a declaration of principles that included a set of preconditions to support federal candidates in the presidential elections later this year. | The document, signed by Palestinian cultural, political, social and academic figures, included 13 preconditions namely recognizing the Palestinian people's right to self-determination as an inalienable right as well as the need for the Israeli occupation to immediately and unconditionally end and the refugees' right to return to their homes in accordance with UN Resolution 194. | The Declaration conside…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-06). As Colleges Resort to Online Learning, ICE Issues 'Needlessly Cruel' Rule Pushing International Students Out of US. commondreams.org Immigrant rights advocates expressed shock on Monday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced international students whose U.S. schools are moving to an online-only model for the Fall 2020 semester will no longer be welcome in the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1212026889_1.jpg