2020-07-16: News Headlines

ahtribune (2020-07-15). Under the Pretext of Searching for Wanted, "Al-Nusra" Storms Two Towns Northern Syria. ahtribune.com Militants of "Al-Nusra Front" stormed the towns of "Sarmada" and "Sarmin" in the northern countryside of Idlib, northern Syria, under the pretext of searching for wanted persons charged with belonging to ISIS. | According to local sources, "Al-Nusra" members raided several sites and headquarters in the two towns and arrested a number of people on charges of belonging to "ISIS", while they clashed with other gunmen who refused to surrender. | The sources pointed out that those raids and security campaigns for "Al-Nusra" do not target the cells of "ISIS" as Al-Nusra claims, but rather they target the militants o…

Genevieve Lechat (2020-07-15). Trump's xenophobic attack on international students. workers.org July 13 — Unions representing graduate student workers, many international, organized simultaneous July 13 rallies from coast to coast in opposition to a draconian Immigration and Customs Enforcement order threatening their right to remain in the U.S. Ultimately, a million individual international students are endangered by their second-class status as . . . |

Staff (2020-07-15). Trump's Guest Worker Ban Sparks New Focus on Immigrant Push for Labor Overhaul. truthout.org President Trump's decision For Mark Krikorian, who heads the immigration-rest…

yenisafak (2020-07-15). Three more migrant bodies recovered from lake in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com Turkish teams continue efforts to retrieve bodies from Lake Van, where a boat carrying up to 60 people sank on June 28.So far, a total of 36 bodies have been pulled out of the lake.Recovery operations are underway.A total of five suspects have been remanded in custody over the sinking.Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the number of irregular migrants arriving in Turkey has declined.However, more than 21,000 migrants have reached Van so far this year, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.Of them, 16,000 were denied entry but 4,500 managed to enter illegally, Soylu added.Turkey has been a key tr…

Staff (2020-07-14). "Release Is Only Way to Save Lives": Migrant Families Face Separation as COVID Spreads in ICE Jails. democracynow.org As the United States leads the world in coronavirus infections, we go behind the walls of immigrant jails, where infection rates are also soaring, and also look at how thousands more jailed migrant parents may be separated from their children starting Friday. "Release is the only way to save the lives of people in custody," says reporter Jacob Soboroff, who went inside these ICE jails and first witnessed kids in cages in 2018, which he writes about in his new book, "Separated: Inside an American Tragedy."

WSWS (2020-07-14). Seventeen states and tens of universities file lawsuits against ICE attack on international students. wsws.org Even if the current set of lawsuits are successful, the immigration and educational rights of international students remain under threat.

news.un (2020-07-14). In Yemen, thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded, COVID-19 likely widespread. news.un.org Tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrants have been stranded in war-ravaged Yemen where they continue to be subjected to arbitrary detention and exposure to COVID-19 infection, forcible relocation and abuse, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

Madhuri Grewal (2020-07-14). After Years of Advocacy, the House of Representatives Finally Cuts Funding to Trump's Deportation Force. aclu.org The Trump administration is infamous for its attacks on immigrants and their loved ones. The administration's cruelty has no bounds, as we've seen from its

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-14). Find the (best) Persian Restaurants in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) — As we see more and more Iranians migrating to Canada and Toronto, we should expect the number of Iranian entertainment venues, especially Persian Restaurants, to increase.

Staff (2020-07-14). Thousands More Families May Face Separation as COVID Spreads in ICE Jails. truthout.org As the United States leads the world in coronavirus infections, we go behind the walls of immigrant jails, where infection rates are also soaring, and also look at how thousands more jailed migrant parents may be separated from their children starting Friday. "Release is the only way to save the lives of people in custody," says reporter Jacob Soboroff, who went inside these ICE jails and first witnessed kids in cages in 2018, which he writes about in his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tra…

pip.hinman (2020-07-13). Guard tests COVID-19 positive at refugee detention hotel. greenleft.org.au

news.un (2020-07-13). COVID-19: UN and partners work to ensure learning never stops for young refugees. news.un.org Global advocates for refugees are pushing to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not derail efforts for displaced children and young people to continue learning and eventually return to a real classroom.

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-13). Find the (best) Iranian Psychologists in Toronto. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) — Many problems are facing Iranian immigrants that need the advice of an expert who understands what they are saying in many of these difficult times.

LaforFest (2020-07-13). Saturday 7/18: LF2020: Angel Island: History of Quarantine, Militarist Imperialism & Immigrant Exclusion. indybay.org This is a free LIVE Zoom based event. You can be anywhere to view and participant. Please visit the LaborFest 2020 website URL to register and to receive a Zoom invitation to the event.

The Canary (2020-07-13). Government immigration plan slammed for treating care workers like 'second class citizens'. thecanary.co Campaigners have accused the government of excluding care workers from its new immigration system and ignoring the "vital role" they've played during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | Critics hit out at the lack of visa options for foreign care workers in the points-based system. This is due to come into force on 1 January when EU freedom of movement ends. | Government documents published on 13 July confirmed plans to deny visas to 'low-skilled workers'. These could also include hospitality staff and labourers like builders, if they cannot meet the criteria for applications. | The move — which was fier…

Staff (2020-07-13). 17 States Sue Trump Over Deportation Threats to International Students. truthout.org More than a dozen states joined together on Monday to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration, following an announcement last week from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stating that Students could be impacted if the university…